Originally Posted by MissionTrek08
Thanks for the detective work, Eliza. I'd agree that too much of Gary Mitchell starts presenting problems because he ends up spending a lot of time with Kirk, and we already know from the production team that the film focuses on the friendship of Kirk and Spock.
Mitchell ends up being a third wheel... or in the case of the entire crew, the eighth wheel.
I don't think that he would have to spend "too much" time with Kirk or be a "third wheel." Mitchell's character could be a great way to see things from Kirk's side about his developing friendship with Spock. Imagine scenes where Kirk is talking to Mitchell about Spock. That provides an good view into Kirk's head.