Evil. Like the fruits of the devil. Eeeeevil

In a Mirror, Darkly, Part Two

Cast & Crew

Director: Marvin V. Rush
Teleplay By: Michael Sussman
Story By: Manny Coto

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

Guest Cast
Gary Graham as Soval
Gregory Itzin as Admiral Black
Derek Magyar as Kelby
John Mahon as Admiral Gardner
Pat Healy as Alien

Episode Information

Originally Aired: April 29, 2004
Season: Four
Episode: Nineteen
Production: 095

What Happened

In the mirror universe, Archer commandeers the 23rd-century Defiant from the Tholians and uses it in a nefarious power grab.


Another fun-filled romp into the Mirror Universe, this time with a Defiant-toting megalomanical Archer in command.

High Points

  1. The cast is having just too much fun here.
  2. Empress Sato? Anyone see that one coming?

Low Point

  1. The Gorn could have been a little better done. Though he looks better than the TOS version.

The Scores

Originality: Alternate universe eps have been done a lot, but never as a solo story. 4 out of 6.

Effects: Same great effects. 5 out of 6.

Story: The writers are having fun and are bringing us along for the ride. 4 out of 6.

Acting: The cast is going all out to have fun with this one. 5 out of 6.

Emotional Response: Some good laughs and a fair share of drama. 4 out of 6.

Production: Sets are great. 5 out of 6

Overall: A fun episode that doesn’t drive us forward, but still respects the past. 4 out of 6.

Total: 25 out of 42

Enterprise’s Final Episodes

The schedule as of writing (note the change for the final episode):

  • Demons (05.06.2005)
  • Terra Prime (05.13.2005)
  • These are the Voyages… (05.13.2005)

Next Week on Enterprise (April 29, 2005)


On Earth for a historic Starfleet conference to ratify the coalition of planets, Archer and the crew uncover a plot by a radical xenophobic group of humans called Terra Prime, led by Paxton, who want to put an end to the increasing number and influence of aliens on Earth. Meanwhile, although T’Pol contends she has never been pregnant, she and Trip learn that Terra Prime has information about their child. Later, a female reporter from Travis’ past pursues him for a story.

Additional Notes and Comments

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