I'm in Season 4 of my rewatch and I think it was a few weeks ago there was a thread talking about favorite Doctors and Phlox was consistently put at or near the bottom. After having just wrapped up the Xindi Arc, I'm starting to think Phlox might be my favorite Doctor in Star Trek. He was compassionate, attentive, respected his patients, and helped pretty much the entire crew if they were going through a difficult patch or just the whole Xindi crisis in general. I'm watching his scenes helping T'Pol with her Trillium addiction, or just listening to Archer having to admit he has to cross a line in Damage and I can't help but be reminded of Doctor Bryce (I think that's his name) from The Cage. Is Doctor Phlox really that hated in Fandom or was he just part of the whole Enterprise hate that people have. I think the only negative thing I can think of was he kind of held his animals in captive and used them as slaves, but that's an entirely different topic.