Hard to argue with that one, Fan -- it was an unexpected and welcome deepening to Jim's character and destiny, unique to this story.
Another for me would be Bones' introduction and subseqent scenes: one, because Urban did a great job with the character, and two, it solidified the future of the 'trinity' between the three main characters. It proved the film has in its own way recaptured lightning in a bottle for this troika, which is the character engine driving the best of TOS-era TREK.
MISSION:TREK's in-depth review of STAR TREK
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