This article should make notice of the fact that Watters is using some kind of drugs, assumably to counter the overwhelming pressure of his job. -- Pale Moonlight 02:29, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
The BG section included a lot of what WP calls "original research":
- It is also possible that the drugs may have had some effect on his over-confident nature.
- Furthermore, the rationale of his decision is flimsy; given that the Valiant's orders were eight months old by the time they were acted upon, the value of the intelligence that could be gained by the Valiant operating behind enemy lines was doubtful.
- Finally, it must be noted that Watters's actions also led to the failure of the ship's original mission; when the Valiant was destroyed, the intelligence that it had been ordered to gather was also presumably lost.
None of what was really in the episode, but could be surmised easily. -- sulfur 00:44, March 6, 2011 (UTC)
On the Tim Watters page, why did you leave the paragraph that uses the words "strongly suggests". That seems to fall into the definition of original research since it is mostly an opinion. In addition, the comments about Watter's use of drugs and the failure of the original mission seemed valid. The drugs probably did contribute to his behavior since Farris commented that he had been working overtime. The destruction of the Valiant did result in the failure of the original mission since most of the intelligence gathered was lost with the ship. Syalantillesfel (talk) 22:12, August 15, 2012 (UTC)