That’s Star Trek for “I’m so glad you’re all right, baby”.
Threats + Concern
The main character has always loved or lusted for another character on the show. He gets his courage up to go tell her. Music swells, he takes a breath…
And somehow the whole thing gets derailed. Either he chickens out, she asks him a question about this hot guy she’s been chasing, or she runs off to go fight vampires, or someone else barges into the room and destroys the opportunity entirely.
From the script:
"He stops. They look at each other with affection. It’s not comfortable for Picard… he begins to look around at his surroundings”.
- Melinda M. Snodgrass.
Eye!seks on Rutia IV.