So, I'm well into Season 4, and I've determined it is the writing for the most part. For the rest, I think Bakula is so pissed at the writing, that his performance carries over into the areas that the writing isn't at fault. Of course, it might be the directing. It is sad that Bakula was used so poorly. Archer is still only a step above Janeway, and he shouldn't have been.
My new complaint is that they should have gone on and developed the T'Pol - Trip relationship instead of constantly hinting at it.
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