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good fiction kicks your babies and makes you like the screams.
Also, how come there's no love for the pen being mightier than the pistol?
Remember when Zarek was first introduced - as a super dangerous, almost Hannibal Lecter-like maximum security prisoner? Remember how scared everyone was of his getting out? It took four seasons for him to get off the leash of circumstances far enough to turn around and bite. But he did it this episode. I was doubtful they were going to ever get to the promise of that character - but they got there. Yes they did
The problem is, they seem to have forgotten that the people outside of their immediate circle don't have a window into the reasons for most of that trust, and they really do have to work harder to earn it from the wider fleet, especially in a time of ultimate disillusionment in the aftermath of Earth. From an outside perspective, the civilian government has just become a Public Relations arm of the military.