Day of Honor Season 4, Episode 3

Is this too soon to be a Moment That Doesn’t Make Sense Unless There Was a Relationship Planned and They Chickened Out at the Last Second? I’ve been picking them by trying to select scenes in which any canon interpretations would be weirder if the subtext was left out. Here, for example, right before this, Janeway talks Seven into accepting being called “Seven” instead of the full “Seven of Nine” and is then called out onto the bridge. What is Seven’s look of appraisal and the impressed eyebrow hike? Is she thinking, “Intriguing. This tiny human is formidable; she has successfully negotiated my name change.” I doubt it.

But what else could it be?