Jeffery Combs returns as Shran in this week’s new episode. Check it out!

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Cast & Crew

Director: David Straiton
Written By: Chris Black

Scott Bakula as Captain
Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
John Billingsley
as Dr. Phlox

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Combs as Shran
Suzie Plakson as Tarah
Gary Graham as Soval
John Balma as Muroc
Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest
Zane Cassidy as Andorian Soldier
Christopher Shea as Telev

Airdate Information

Originally Aired: February 12, 2003
Season: Two
Episode: Fifteen
Production: 041

Cease FireWhat

A military conflict erupts between the Vulcans and Andorians over a small terraformed
planet that both sides make claim to. In the midst of the skirmish, the Vulcans
announce they wish to discuss terms for a cease-fire, but Imperial Guard officer
Shran believes the only one he can trust to mediate such a negotiation is Jonathan
Archer, so the captain and his ship are called into the fray.


Even though the ending was a little predictable, the episode was fairly enjoyable.
I particularly liked the way the slow dialogue pieces were kept moving with
interspersed action.

The magnitude of Vulcan hypocrisy is starting to diminish here, after being
severly inflated last week. I’m glad we have some continuity in the storylines,
and I’ll never say no to a Jeffery Combs guest spot, so, thus far, we have two
pretty good episodes in a row. Maybe there’s hope. Just maybe…

High Point

I had a great laugh with the flame retardent underwear line. Only an engineer
could come up with something like that.

Low Point

The end of the episode seemed rushed, but I think that was a time constraint
problem, not really something we can dump on the writer.

The Scores

Originality: Sure it’s nothing new to have Starfleet intervene in a dispute,
but it is new territory for Enterprise. 3 out 6.

Effects: As always, nice clean effects. Those new Andorian ships look pretty
cool. 5 out of 6.

Story: A good outing with some good plot points and dialogue. 4 out of 6.

Acting: Combs rules! Everyone else is sharp as well. 5 out of 6.

Emotional Response: Some good humor and strong emotions coming from both sides
of the negotiating table. 4 out of 6.

Production: Hey, maybe it’s hard to make convincing debris. At least it’s not
a cave. 3 out of 6.

Overall: Let’s here it for continuing storylines and interesting characters.
4 out of 6.

Total: 28 out of 42

Episode Media


Next Time on Enterprise (Feb. 19, 2003)

Next Time on EnterpriseFuture

Far beyond where any Earth vessel has ventured before, the Enterprise crew
is shocked to find a small craft adrift in space that contains what appears
to be a human corpse. Trip Tucker and Malcolm Reed discover the craft holds
some strange secrets, and the mystery deepens when the Suliban arrive making
claim to the salvage. On top of that, Captain Archer is confronted by the Tholians,
who also aggressively try to procure the enigmatic vessel.