OK, how can you not trust the first captain of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 (no blood, A, B, C, D, L, M, N, O, P, or whatever)? That there’s still an Enterprise for Pike to daringly roam is a testament to April’s yet unexplored command abilities. The fact that he holds his former general manager, Pike, in such high regard shows that he is a good judge of character. The fact that Pike seems to have the same regard for his former captain, who now pilots an office as commanding admiral, also speaks highly of April. Sign me up.
The only annoying thing about April is that Pike calls home a little too much. Lag-free Zoom calls with Starfleet became standard operating procedure starting with ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, but they’re rare on the original ‘Star Trek’, bringing home that starship captains are literally at the border, and often have to fly by the seat of their pants. Like a good daddy bear, April should tell Pike, “You’re the captain, Chris. You call it.”