Originally Posted by Kiko Kea
The romance....it seems several people see the transporter scene as a bit much with Uhura tagging along, etc. Would it help to know that in the book she was there for a reason and not just running after her man? She pinned Kirk with his translator/communicator thingy first (so he could communicate/understand in Romulan) and then moved next to Spock. That's what she was talking about when she said she'd be monitoring his frequency.
I think Spock had serious doubts about his actually coming back, despite his remark to Uhura. And, she had to know it was a longshot, especially since Nero had it in for him. So, let them have a quick kiss and a few whispered words.
Now see, THAT makes so much more sense with regard to why
she was in the transporter room. They really should have put that/left that in the movie.