I think the clearest moment we realize that Kirk loves Spock is in the Squire of Gothos, At the duel, Kirk wants himself and Trelane to shoot at the same time. Trelane wants to shoot first. In order to get the first shot Trelane immediately aims at Spock (notice there are several other crew members there to point at). Kirk doesn’t even hesitate in his decision to let Trelane indeed fire first when Spock is threatened. What are Spock and Kirk thinking? Does Spock realize in that moment Kirk loves him? Does Kirk suddenly realize he loves Spock? What was the conversation about when they returned to the ship? As always Spock is probably bothered by the fact that Kirk puts himself in harm’s way to save him. It is not logical for a ship’s captain to die before first officer. What do you think?
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