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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Jonathan Archer
Ensign Travis Mayweather
Commander Collins
Rigelian Kidnapper
Commander Kelby


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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Dr. Phlox: Why didn't you simply ask for our help? Starfleet and Denobula would have provided you with all the specialists you'd need.
Antaak: You don't understand the Klingon way, Doctor. To ask for assistance would make us look weak in the eyes of our enemies. It could even incite rebellion.
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Many, Many Cooks
30 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are numerous things at work here. First of all, Malcolm is caught between a rock and a hard place because he swore allegiance to a cause before he ever jointed Star Fleet. His actions are seen as treasonous and he is in the brig. Phlox and Hoshi are attacked on a street and the doctor is brought on board a Klingon ship. He has been forced to work on a plague caused by the the Klingons messing around with genetic enhancement. The Enterprise has been boarded by human looking Klingons and damaged. Trip has left Enterprise because he feels he can''t be in love with T'Pol and still work with her. Two of Archer's base crew are unavailable as they attempt to rescue Phlox and fight offer the Klingons.

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