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Star Trek: Enterprise 4.9 FAQ

What’s it called?

Who’s responsible?
Teleplay is credited to Mike Sussman (“Twilight,” “E2,” “Home,” “The Augments”).

What does TV Guide say?
“As Vulcan prepares for war, V’Las sends a commando team to eliminate Archer, T’Pol and T’Pau, while Soval risks his sanity to warn the Andorians of the impending attack.”

This ends the Vulcan arc. Does T’Pol dump her useless husband?
That would be telling.

Any action on the Trip/T’Pol front?
I’m not sure the two even lay eyes on each other, but it’s a big week for T&T. Let’s hope the show’s creators create more than more obstacles.

The big news?
It turns out that humans can effectively employ the Vulcan nerve pinch! At least if that human is carrying the katra of Surak. The katra seems to be doing Archer a world of good. “Now it all seems to make sense,” he confides to a skeptical T’Pol.

The bigger news?
More Vulcan lies surface. T’Pol’s mind-melding “disease” is curable, despite what the High Council has been telling everyone. “Pa’nar has been known since Surak’s time,” explains T’Pau. “It is caused by melders who have been improperly trained. One with … great experience can correct this neurological imbalance.”

The biggest news?
We learn in the final seconds who is really behind the big embassy bombing. And that someone does not have the smoothest of foreheads.

What’s good?
All the business discussed here in invisotext. Jeffrey Combs, always reliable as the series’ lead Andorian. The hotness of T’Pau’s dusty little Vulcan hinder. The way T’Pol presents herself to her captors.

What’s not so good?
While there are lots of little, fleeting surprises, there are no big ones, or certainly none of great resonance. There is, alas, an essentially leaden inevitability to the course of the episode’s events.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?
“This is simply a minor delay. The reunification of our people is only a matter of time.”

Herc’s rating for “Star Trek: Enterprise” 4.9?


The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
***** better than we deserve
**** better than most motion pictures
*** actually worth your valuable time
** as horrible as most stuff on TV
* makes you quietly pray for bulletins

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