Appologies for getting a bit passionate about all this, but another thought came to mind...
Part of what makes NA-TOR so great is the anticipation and surprise of where it's going next and where it'll turn up. Indeed we have been surprised many times.
I would default to giving TH the benefit of the doubt. This could all be foreplay.
Nothing in his posts indicate his intentions are anything but honorable.
Besides, Boatman has a solid lead.