Well I was never a huge fan of this particular Star Trek series, and while I found the plotline rather predictable - I did find myself liking the character development captured within it. The writers let down their guard and show a side of T'Pol that is just slightly 'annoyed' with Tripps interest over the young survivor of the crew. When he calls her on it she throws it back to him that he once got empregnated when he showed interest in an alien woman ... like she isn't alien? Anyways, it seems that Tripp is as thick as a bulk head because he doesn't seem to pick up on it. I like this development ... of Tripp, because later when he is summoned to the Captain's ready room he starts to get questioned by the Captain and Malcolm about the girl - he assumes that they are questioning his relationship with her as well .... showing that Tripp is a bit 'randy', looking for love (as apparently was T'Pol).
Can't wait to see the episode where these two finally own up to their feelings ... or perhaps it will be an episode where the light finally dawns on Tripp how T'Pol is feeling.