The plot thickens and the body count rises…
Cast & Crew
Director: Roxann Dawson
Written By: Andre Bormanis
Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as T’Pol
Dominic Keating as Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery as Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Hoshi Sato
John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox
Originally Aired: November 26, 2004
On a quest to learn the truth behind the bombing of the Earth embassy on Vulcan, Archer and T’Pol track down the Syrrannites, a revolutionary faction hiding in a desert sanctuary which includes T’Pau — the prime suspect in the bombing — and T’Pol’s mother T’Les. The rebels are on the verge of being crushed by Vulcan High Command leader V’Las, but they are stunned to learn that Archer might hold the key to their survival.
While Vulcan’s state of unrest grows more violent, former Ambassador Soval reveals to Trip that the High Command also plans to launch a massive sneak attack against rival planet Andoria, an act that could pull Earth into interplanetary war. More from StarTrek.com
The conflict widens, the stakes are raised, and the pressure increases. All the elements you need for a successful Act II.
Surak’s scenes. I like having Archer get in touch with his inner Vulcan.
While I’ll gladly give bonus points for having T’Pau in the show (early drafts of the pilot had her instead of T’Pol), the actress playing her was a bit lacking.
Originality: We’re recycling a little of Star Trek III, but it works and expands the storyline. 4 out of 6.
Effects: Just a little fight, but well done. And I just want to add, the new beauty passes they’ve got going for Enterprise orbiting Vulcan are just beautiful. 4 out of 6.
Story: The plot unfolds a little more, ramping up the tension. 4 out of 6.
Acting: I’m not sold on T’Pau, but I like Surak and the weight he brings to the episode. 5 out of 6.
Emotional Response: I’m really excited about seeing each new episode. 4 out of 6.
Production: Great sets, even the dark underground stuff was interesting. But where was Archer’s fedora and whip? 4 out of 6
Overall: Bring on the fight! This feels like it’s going to be good. 5 out of 6.
Total: 30 out of 42
Next Week on Enterprise (December 3, 2004)
Archer, T’Pol and rebel leader T’Pau struggle to reach the Vulcan capital to publicly unveil their discovery of a revered ancient artifact that could revolutionize Vulcan society and topple the corrupt government.
Meanwhile, with help from allies among the Vulcans and Andorians, the Enterprise crew attempts to stop V’Las and the Vulcan High Command from launching a sneak attack upon rival planet Andoria. More from StarTrek.com
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