Oh boy it’s a post about Shrancher again kids buckle up
I doubt that Andorians have wedding rings and Archer knows this but thinks Shran must have figured out at least what it means by cultural osmosis. But then he tries to give him a ring and Shran is like “Pinkskin have you ever known me to wear jewelry. Thanks I guess. Anyway here is my ceremonial family Ushaan” cuz he’s been planning a proposal too and they are both really confused but happy to get gifts from their boyfriend because they’re really oblivious but in love and then Hoshi is like “when did you two get engaged” and they’re both like what
I always block out that Archer and T’Pol were supposed to be a thing in season 1. The writers literally TIE THEM TOGETHER and there is still no chemistry there.
Ok they DID THAT
I wonder if Blalock and Bakula were really strongly against their character being together? Because these moments, like being tied together, forced to share blankets, T’Pol’s boobs in Archer’s face, are all obviously designed to create romantic tension. But they always play them cleanly with serious dialogue, without glances or emotions or touches.
I feel like that’s either due to acting choices or a lack of communication between the writers room and the directors.
I picture these two as friends and they always come across as friends. It kind of does the opposite of what the writers intend, actually? All those opportunities to sexualize T’Pol and what you get is Archer happily huddling for warmth with a colleague.
Eventually they had to literally write an episode where he explicitly talk about her boobs and it comes across so out of character.