I wish the Enterprise writers hadn’t been so obsessed with breaking down T’Pol.
It just feels… very wrong. Like they could never accept her character as being strong and without emotion, so they constantly figured out new ways to make her lose her control. Which is the same, for her, as her dignity.
One could argue that complexities shown by obstacles is what makes characters interesting. But I never got a sense that they were interested in creating complexities. They didn’t want to show the positive aspects of T’Pol’s Vulcan self control - like self reliance, focus and logic. They always found it more interesting to break her down, to hurt her basically.
Sometimes that’s almost physically painful to watch.
That’s why I loved that scene where they are trapped on a ship and Hoshi is having anxiety. And T’Pol helps her to focus and calm down. I wanted more of that.