Star Trek (TAS) “Mudd's Passion” (part 5 of 7)
Back on the bridge, Spock is adamant about leading a landing party to rescue Nurse Chapel. McCoy points out Spock is not really acting like himself. This gets Spock even more fired up, and he insists to Kirk that he be allowed to beam down. Then, as if anyone asked, he adds, “Christine! I can’t stand the thought of any danger to her! To the woman I love!” Hmm. My official diagnosis? Out of his Vulcan mind.
Everyone is gobsmacked that Spock is in love. “Yes,” he coos. “I want to protect her! Hold her! In my arms…” Well, now this is just great. My head has just exploded into a million itty bitty pieces. Hear this dialogue for yourself. Spock wants to hold her, squeeze her, never leave her? Does he know that Chapel gets weary, wearing that same old shabby Starfleet uniform?