Originally Posted by horatio
I think NCC implied that Valeris might have been a Romulan agent ... and whether people like it or not, she was meant to be Saavik and only this explains the strong feelings Spock has for her which lead to disappointment, frustration and violence in the mind-rape scene.
About Valeris being present on Khitomer, it makes perfect sense to show your cards and force the conspirators to surrender immediately.
Did anyone ever find any footage/info about whether Saavik was "with child" from STIV? There was some statement from someone about one cut of the movie having an indication she was. Something Spock's mother said to her as the BOP was leaving Vulcan?