I love the look on the face of the new chick (who was in the U.S. Navy) on several occasions. She has the look of, "Are you freakin' kidding me?" when the captain or 1st mate make a decision.
The 1st mate (the guy that's been with him since the early 80's) has no clue how to navigate that vessel, and has no business being at the helm. Some of his comments kill me:
"I don't keep up with all that technology like these kids do, just give me the sun and stars to navigate" (Or something like that)
Then a few moments later, while navigating through the ice:
"Don't tell me 270-degrees, I don't know what that means, it confuses me, say something like 20-degrees starboard"
This guy is going to get someone killed.
And what did the captain say? Something like, "This is why I don't want professionals, professionals are only in it for the money. Volunteers do it because they want to." The only way I'd ever step foot on that ship is if I were the helicopter pilot.
I'm seriously surprised the Japanese haven't paid someone to assassinate this guy yet, since in their culture, they're very honorable.
btw, in Season 1, when Pottsie and the other guy boarded the ship, the first thing I thought was, hell, throw them overboard, the zodiac is right there, they'll be alright. They boarded the ship illegally, I doubt they'd have gotten in trouble for it.