Of course I enjoyed this episode because it showcased the seaworthy Capt'n Crane. However, in the beginning where Crane is being brainwashed, the writers must have been groaning when they saw the final print. The scene was simply not in the least believeable. Hedison didn't even grimace when he was electro-shocked. There was no emotion at all! I would have rather seen him sleep-deprived and shocked awake in pain. But you never get the idea he's being tortured into submission. I also would have liked to see a robotic or zombie-like end result.
Afterwards I like the subtle glee on Crane's face when telling the Admiral the bad news about the ship and they would have to abort (for like the third time). You could see him smiling in triumph because it appeared this time there was no way they could continue. I also liked it when he told Nelson, "Admiral, get off my back!" So out of character.
When Nelson asks Crane why didn't he report where he was going to be over the weekend, Crane claims he logged it. But Nelson being the scientific brain he was, wasn't so easily bamboozled, being quite sure he knew what he knew. He quickly dismissed it saying "that is IF you really did" and moved on, rather than argue.
I thought there were a lot of great touches and it was well done. But the director should have went after Hedison more to make the opening scene more realistic.