Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 4, Episode 15

Affliction (18 Feb. 2005)
"Enterprise" Affliction (original title)

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While Enterprise is at Earth, Phlox is abducted by the Klingons and forced to research a cure for a virus destined to wipe out the race. Reed is tapped by a secret agency and ordered to betray Archer. Trip transfers to the Columbia.

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On Earth Dr. Phlox and Hoshi are attacked by aliens, who kidnap Phlox. Captain Archer vows to find him. Reed tries to access the satellite logs, but suddenly gets in contact with a person he seems to know. He orders him to acknowledge his past and works against Archer. T'Pol mind melds with Hoshi and they both find out Rigellians were responsible for the kidnapping. Archer orders Enterprise to follow their trail, not bringing Trip along. He transferred to the Columbia, where some of the crew find him difficult to work with. Trip dreams about T'Pol and strangely she seems to have the same dream. Meanwhile Phlox finds himself amongst Klingons. They want him to find a cure for a lethal virus that has the potential to wipe out the entire population of the Empire. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The virus in this episode leaves its Klingon victims without head ridges, which explains the comment Worf makes in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)'s "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996)" to a "complicated" problem that is not discussed "with off-worlders". This finally explains the more human-like Klingons of the original series. See more »

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Captain Hernandez addresses the helmsman as "Lieutenant" but her rank insignia indicates she is an Ensign. See more »

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[in a barren, white environment]
Commander T'Pol: Why are you here?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was about to ask you the same thing. Is this a daydream?
Commander T'Pol: I'm meditating. This is where I go in my mind.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well... I would have thought you'd pick a more interesting place. Like the beach, or... or one of those Fire Plains you showed me.
Commander T'Pol: Please leave.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Exactly where am I supposed to go?
Commander T'Pol: Away.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This is *my* daydream. *You* go away!
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26 April 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On 27 November 2154, the chief-engineer Trip say goodbye to Enterprise to work with Captain Hernandez in the sister ship Columbia. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Dr. Phlox and Hoshi are attacked by three aliens after having dinner and Phlox is kidnapped. Archer asks Reed to investigate any trace of transport activity in that area and when Reed checks the satellite logs, he is contacted by an acquaintance that schedules a meeting with him. Trip uses his experience to keep the scheduled launch date of Columbia and Hernandez questions why he quit his position in Enterprise. Archer convinces T'Pol to perform a mind melding with Hoshi and they discover that the abductors were Klingons. They seek the Rigelian cargo ship that transported Phlox in the space, but find only debris. Meanwhile Phlox is brought to a Klingon laboratory to work with Dr. Antaak in the research of an antidote to a deadly virus created from a Kinglon experiment with Augments that were not able to stabilize human DNA. When the Enterprise is attacked by four mutant Klingons that sabotage the ship, Captain Archer discovers that Reed is not telling the truth and he loses his faith on his lieutenant. The subroutines Klingon planted in Enterprise system affect the reactor and the Enterprise needs to keep more than warp 5 to avoid the explosion of the reactor and only Trip is capable to purge the viral subroutines.

In this show, Archer loses his doctor, his chief-engineer and his chief of security at once. With the reduced complement, T'Pol and he need to work hard to resolve the problems in Enterprise. The unexplained treason of Reed that is sent to jail in Enterprise is the most intriguing part of this episode. The transference of Trip to Columbia is the sad part of this episode. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Doença Rara" ("Rare Disease")


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