Yeah, I was surprised that it wasn't random red shirts who were killed but wasn't surprised about that new Lieutenant dying.OK, show of hands -- who else knew right away that the freshly-minted Lieutenant would be a "red shirt" sacrificed in this episode?
I found this episode very stressful. I hate really scary/stressful movies and avoided watching the episode right before bedtime. But I finally powered through the 2nd half over dinner tonight. I was not expecting to say good-bye to Hemmer or La'an -- although I assume we'll see La'an again at some point.
I unfortunately had seen some spoilers about Hemmer going away (but not how) but I was surprised about La'an taking leave.
This ep was definitely a huge improvement over ep 8 and yeah, basically was a uh.... copy of Aliens.