Written By: Michael Sussman
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Trip transfers to Columbia while the Enterprise returns to Earth. While on the planet with Hoshi, Phlox is kidnapped by Klingons. They take him in order to deal with this new problem they are facing...a disease that removes their cranial ridges! Oh boy...this story. I suppose it was bound to happen the moment a ridge-foreheaded Klingon first appeared in “Broken Bow.” It was long just ignored in the series, because it was just a make-up change. “Trials and Tribble-ations” made a funny joke about the change, leaving it at that...because any explanation would be completely silly and ridiculous. Turns out it is exactly that.
Meanwhile, Reed is faced with a demon from his past (apparently he was a member of Section 31) that causes him to run into conflict with Archer, and send him to the brig for possible treason, a he is unable to share his past and current connections with the secret organizations. Tucker also deals with his transfer to the Columbia.
Some augmented Klingons break onto Enterprise for some reason and sabotage the engines in a way that the only way to keep things from blowing up is to go faster...but the episode cliffhangs on the ship maintaining a speed it can’t maintain for long. It is a forced and rather lame cliffhanger for a rather silly episode overall.
NEXT TIME: Finding Phlox