Story: Proving Ground
Written By: Chris Black
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Oh...Shran! How I love Jeffrey Combs, and his performance as Shran is just as good as his characters contributed to DS9 (Weyoun and Brunt). Sadly, he is the most interesting and absolute best character on Enterprise...shame he only has 10 appearances. He was the breakout of this series in the same way Quark or Data or Worf or Spock were the breakouts of their respective series. Here Combs/Shran really breathes entertaining life into this season which started off promising but quickly fell into “Meandering Mode.”
All in all, solid episode thanks yet again to the fantastic work of Jeffrey Combs. He manages to make this episode seem like something interesting going on, even when they cut back to the Xindi and you reminded just how bland and uninteresting they always are.
NEXT TIME: Xindi Mastermind