Story: A Night in Sickbay
Written By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2002

For some stupid reason Archer brought his dog on an away mission, a mission in which Archer insulted the very people they went down to meet. Now the dog is stuck in sickbay because it may have some virus or something. I don’t care. Who brings a dog on an away mission? What the hell is the fucking matter with Berman and Braga. I swear they are the absolute worst writers this franchise ever had.
So the episode is basically about Archer just trying to hang out with his sick dog. I might have found this interesting if they just came up with a legit reason for the dog to be sick, instead of being lazy and making it some alien virus. LAZY. And he doesn’t sleep well and gets all weird about this apology he has to make and T’Pol and stuff.

At least some of the Phlox pet stuff is entertaining. Overall, I just didn’t care for this one, it’s premise, or Archer or Porthos’ plight.

NEXT TIME: Fighting the Klingons