Air Date: October 22, 2004
Written by: Michael Sussman
Directed by: Allan Kroeker
After coming back from the Delphic Expanse, the crew of the NX-01 are pretty much spat upon.
Finally home from a year-long mission in the Delphic Expanse, Archer addresses a large crowd that's eager to see its heroes. After that, he visits a bar where he runs into an old classmate, Erika Hernandez, who is all set to be the captain of the NX-02. Now, I'm not saying these two have a past, but let's just say that if this was Kirk, he might be lighting a cigarette by now.
That's pretty much where the niceties end. Because that's where Archer goes to a debriefing in which Ambassador Soval pretty much outright accuses him of killing the Zombie Vulcans in cold blood. I really don't blame Archer at this point for turning into Angry Archer. This Soval character is really getting on my nerves.
|Bombarding them with logic doesn't seem to work, so|
let's insult their integrity to keep them from space.
Plox seems to get along well enough while he sits in a bar with Reed and Travis. Then some xenophobic dbag comes to his table and starts acting like a class-A jerk. (Way to go, highly advanced human race.) Phlox seems to take it well enough, but Reed and Travis find the need to defend him. The dbag only gets dbaggier and it eventually leads to an all-out confrontation. And, once again, Phlox handles it extremely well...
|Yeah, this isn't fuel for xenophobia at all.|
Back on earth, Archer goes to climb a mountain. Why?
|Because it's there!|
But on Vulcan, T'Pol decides that in order to let T'Les get her job back she's going to marry that lame Vulcan boy. "What??" you may ask, "Surely she can't actually go through with it! She's in love with Trip!" Yeah, well, Trip is forced to stand there and watch while T'Pol goes through the Vulcan marriage ceremony and becomes a Mrs.
And the episode ends.
What?? T'Pol is married now?? C'mon! It's the last season! The least you could have done is to give us a full season of Tri'Pol! But nooooooo! Now she's just gone and married some stupid Vulcan and created more confl-... oh... ah crap.