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  • Angst? What Angst?: Kirk and Spock are both awfully calm after their reunion considering that Spock almost killed Kirk.
  • Ear Worm: The infamous fight scene music, which became so well known that Eddie Murphy referenced it in one of his stand-up routines.
  • Fanfic Fuel: Fanfics have been penned on how young Spock and T'Pring felt about the Arranged Marriage and how Kirk and Spock coped with the aftermath of the kal-i-fee.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Kirk gets ridiculed for jumping from "biology" to "reproduction", but Spock is obviously embarrassed and what part of biology is half so embarrassing to talk about as reproduction?
    • Also, T'Pau says that T'Pring will become "property" of the victor. Presumably, Spock could have treated her much worse than he did and been within his rights... just like T'Pring was in pitting Spock against Kirk. She's lucky he didn't decide to go Beware the Nice Ones on her.
  • Fridge Horror: in Spock's final exchange with T'Pau, he responds to the traditional "Live Long and Prosper" with "I shall do neither." Did Spock mean that the civilian courts would execute him, was he contemplating suicide, or did he mean he would die of grief and guilt?
    • Also, T'Pring explains that she could do whatever she liked because Spock would be "gone". Did she mean "away on a mission" or "dead"?
    • Also, the end. Yes, Spock won't kill himself or die of grief now that he knows Kirk is alive, but he'll have the guilt of having attempted to kill his best friend for weeks, maybe the rest of his life.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: T'Pring's Xanatos Gambit comes off as worse than before once you've read Spock's World.
  • Ho Yay: Kirk and Spock's infamous fight scene, and the obvious affection. To the point where The Ship's Closet host Brittany needed a two-part special to cover all the gayness.
  • Narm: This exchange:
    Spock: It's about biology. Vulcan biology.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Oh, yes. This is practically a Crowning Episode of Heartwarming.
    • Kirk deciding to sacrifice his command to save Spock.
    • Spock putting up with T'Pau's verbal abuse to try and keep his Captain out of the fight.
    • Spock's reaction when he realizes that Kirk is still alive.
  • Tearjerker: Spock's reaction when he wakes from the plak tow and realizes that he's murdered his best friend.
  • The Woobie: Spock. He's already going through the nasty ponn farr symptoms. Then he's forced to fight his best friend and believes he has murdered him.
  • Throw It In: The Vulcan salute makes its first appearance in this episode. Leonard Nimoy came up with it on set. Incidentally, Arlene Martel, the actress playing T'Pau, couldn't do the salute and had to arrange her fingers with her other hand off-screen.

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