I fell in love with Leonard McCoy last night. ❤️
I mean, I adored his character from the very start, but one particular episode – “This Side of Paradise” – has just sealed the deal for me. 😍😍😍
Without being /too/ spoiler-y for anyone who hasn’t seen it, basically there’s some Mysterious Factor affecting the inhabitants of a colony the Enterprise has gone to check in with. One by one, the members of the crew start displaying the same symptoms as the inhabitants, and when Dr McCoy comes into contact with this Mysterious Factor, his inner Southern Gentleman™ comes out in full force. And it is GLORIOUS. 😂
He starts speaking in that oh-so-sexy Deep South drawl and calls Captain Kirk “Jim Boy” and gets a hankering for a good old-fashioned mint julep and just . . . ✨😇✨
UGH, IT’S SO FABULOUS!!!!
But, alas, the other effects of this Mysterious Factor are far less sexy – in fact, they’re pretty dang worrisome. 😬 So Captain Kirk has to figure out what’s happening to his crew members and stop it . . . before it’s too late.