I’ve got to agree. The relationship angst between Icheb and Maren is so thick it’s like a physical presence in the room with them, which of course only serves to give Adele a headache. Icheb is pushing too hard. Hell, they’re barely out of spacedock and he’s already made repeated attempts to force them to draw a definitive conclusion about the state of their relationship. Riker and Troi served together for 15 years before they re-ignited their relationship. Granted, Icheb feels he may not have sufficient time, but if that’s the case then how would it be fair to Maren to start things up again only to put her through the agony of losing him to whatever mystery malady might be ticking away within him? Poor Adele not only has to captain the most ambitious Starfleet exploration mission in over a decade, but now finds herself playing the part of camp counselor to these two. “Security, set phasers to ‘drama.’” Continually fantastic stuff, kes7.