How to put this? I have nothing against Scotty. And I have nothing against Uhura. But I do have a problem with Scotty, um, against Uhura, if you follow me.
Spare me the tedium of pretending that Seven has been holding a candle for Chakotay for some time. Not only does the suggestion denigrate her character to the nth degree because he is such a vacuous bore that anybody who fell in love with him would automatically lose any respect, but there has never been an inkling that this might be the case and the lack of chemistry between Beltran and Ryan is painful and obvious.
Was it really worth destroying this character to set up a silly "sexual tension" angle that ultimately went nowhere? I mean, from day one, Blalock and Bakula plainly had no onscreen chemistry, romantic or otherwise. So to anyone watching this show from the beginning, this development is completely random. It only serves as further proof that Berman and Braga never had long term plans for their characters. They were probably going to pair off T'Pol with every guy on the ship, and this was just Archer's turn.
Hey, remember back when Fandango was THE hot act in the company for, oh, three weeks? When fans sang his theme song…one that has NO WORDS? Those days being long gone, the plan was to have two hot women feud over him. WWE once again showed their ability to make everyone not care about said honeys and also kill an act folks actually, you know, liked.