I see the writing about Lyta's story as the flaw in this case, and not a designed, intentional, organic character flaw of Sheridan's to illuminate, for example, that no one is perfect. In this particular instance, that gives the writing way too much credit. Some in this thread feel the Byron story should have been nuked from orbit. I'm one of them. I was glad when he blew up (Yeessss! with a fisted elbow pump). I don't think mine was the desired reaction.