I don’t blame Phlox for going crazy, I act the same way every morning before my Dr. Pepper fix.
Cast & Crew
Director: Michael Dorn
Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Screenplay By: Chris Black
Teleplay By: Chris Black
Scott Bakula as Captain
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
as Dr. Phlox
Kellie Waymire as Elizabeth Cutler
Dennis Cockrum as Freebus
Geoff Meed as Dee’Ahn Male
Rudolf Martin as Ravis
DonnaMarie Recco as Dee’Ahn Female
Stephen Wozniak as Latia Male
Joseph Will as Rostov
James Ingersoll as Risan Man
Dey Young as Keyla
Jennifer Williams as Alien Woman
Originally Aired: May 15, 2002
Note: This episode contained multiple plot lines, so I’ll just recap each instead
of drawing out the whole episode.
The crew draws lots to see who goes down to Risa. Among the lucky: Capt. Archer,
Trip, Reed, Mayweather, and Sato. T’Pol remains aboard, while Phlox enters a
48 hour hibernation state.
Hoshi Learns a New Tongue
Hoshi, whose penchant for learning new languages, catches the eye of a mysterious
stranger (Ravis), with a language the likes of which Hoshi’s never heard before.
She soon falls for him while learning his language and they end up doing the
Trip & Reed: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
Not fairing nearly as well as Hoshi, the engineer and tactical officer find
themselves overstating their position on Enterprise, while trying to
impress two exotic women. What they don’t realize is that they aren’t women,
and what’s worse, thieves. Trip and Reed escape with their lives…and their
Dr. Phlox and the Wrong Side of the Bed
Mayweather takes a fall doing some rock climbing. After being treated at a Risan
hospital, he develops an allergic reaction and returns to the ship. Keyla, filling
in for Phlox, is unable to treat the helmsman and is afraid he will go into
shock. T’Pol orders Phlox revived, but with some very odd results. Disoriented
and confused, Phlox still manages to fix Mayweather up and heads back to hibernation.
Archer’s New Friend
Archer meets a woman on the beach, Keyla, and the two become fast friends. She
seems friendly, but sad. Delving into this mystery, he discovers Keyla has lost
her family and friends to the Cabal. She begins to prod Archer for information
regarding the aliens. Becoming suspicious, he sends a DNA scan to T’Pol for
analysis. It seems Keyla isn’t who she claims to be. She’s a Tendaran spy, sent
to extract what Col. Grat could not. She knocks him out and flees.
This was fun, but predictable. It was nice to see Hoshi loosening up, Trip
and Reed falling flat on their faces, and actually giving Phlox some screen
time. The main plot with Archer seemed way too easy to solve. Pretty girl, a
dog, and a history with the Suliban. Hmmm.
It seemed the writers were trying to cram too much into an hour. No one plot
line got the right amount of time.
I found most of the slapstick with Phlox funny, but only to a point.
Two beautiful women sitting there, listening intently to your boring life story
doesn’t make you wonder about their real intentions? Come on boys.
Originality: It’s the first time an entire crew has gone to Risa, not just
one or two characters, but it’s still just another Risa episode. 3
Effects: Hardly anything. 2
Story: Predictable, but funny in places. 3
Acting: The guest cast was good, but not spectacular. Billingsly is working
well with little to no help from the writers. 4
Emotional Response: It was funny in places, but no real surprises for us. 3
Production: Most of the Risan sets look nice, but not really special. Risa
is supposed to be beautiful all the way around. 4
Overall: A nice way to cap off the two previous episodes, but it really doesn’t
stand up next to some of the good one’s we’ve seen lately. 3
Total: 22 out of 42
- Trip enjoys
the Risan nightlife and all it has to offer
Archer’s beautiful neighbor on Risa
relaxes at his Risan villa
won’t be forgetting his first visit to Risa
and Trip survey the scene
and the crew return from Risa
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Next Time on Enterprise (May 22, 2002)
Yet another Double-Feature! The finale airs first, followed by a rerun.
(Season One Finale!)
Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the
destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former
crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban
are trying to sabotage Enterprise’s mission, and the two travel through time
to try to thwart the Suliban’s plans. [20
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