Getting jiggy with T’Pol…

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Cast & Crew

Director: Roxann Dawson
Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Screenplay By: Hans Tobeason
Teleplay By: Hans Tobeason and Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong

Starring
Scott Bakula as Captain
Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
T’Pol
Dominic Keating as Lt.
Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
Sato
John Billingsley
as Dr. Phlox

Guest Cast
Jordan Lund as Skalaar
Michael Garvey as Captain Goroth
Ed O’Ross as Gaavrin
Robert O’Reilly as Kago-Darr
Louis Ortiz as Klingon Warrior

Airdate Information

Originally Aired: May 14, 2003
Season: Two
Episode: Twenty-Six
Production: 051

This Week on EnterpriseWhat Happened

A Tellarite bounty hunter captures Archer intending to turn him over to the Klingons for a substantial reward. Meanwhile, T’Pol is infected with an alien pathogen that unleashes her primal Vulcan urges.

Review

Yeah, we knew it was coming. We knew it would suck. So, like a passed kidney stone, we can safely put T’Pol’s brush with Pon Farr behind us.

The main plot, however, wasn’t all that bad. It was too short and far too predictable, but it did keep some continuity with the rest of this season’s storyline. For that one thing, I guess, we should be thankful. Now we just have to wait and see what horror awaits us in “The Expanse.”

High Point

Holy warp coils! Continuity within the series? Say it ain’t so!

Low Point

T’Pol running half naked through the corridors. This is Star Trek, not Baywatch.

The Scores

Originality: The Pon Farr thing’s been done and it seemed a lot cooler in the sexual climate of the 60’s. Sadly, it doesn’t age well. 3 out of 6.

Effects: Bizarre look for the Klingon ship, but it was still sharp. 4 out of 6.

Story: Predictable, but at least we can see some continuity within the Enterprise universe. 2 out of 6.

Acting: Lund creates an enjoyable and believable character in Skalaar. 4 out of 6.

Emotional Response: I don’t I was supposed to laugh that much at T’Pol’s clumsy attempts at seducing Phlox. 3 out of 6.

Production: I like the updated Tellarite make-up. 4 out of 6

Overall: Boring and pandering. 2 out of 6.

Total: 22 out of 42

Episode Media

From StarTrek.com

Next Time on Enterprise (May 21, 2003) *Season Finale*

Next Time on EnterpriseThe Expanse

A probe from an unknown alien source unleashes a devastating assault upon Earth. Enterprise is recalled, and along the way home Captain Archer acquires information that the perpetrators come from a region of space known as the Delphic Expanse — a place where very bizarre things happen, and from which few ships that enter ever return. Starfleet must now decide whether to risk sending the NX-01 into the Delphic Expanse to prevent a possible second attack. [Video Teaser]

Additional Notes and Comments

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