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"Star Trek: Enterprise" Breaking the Ice (TV Episode 2001) Poster

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[Archer has suggested to invite Captain Vanik on board Enterprise]

Captain Jonathan Archer: Dinner's a good way to break the ice. I was hoping you might give Chef some menu suggestions.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Certainly.

Captain Jonathan Archer: A little food, a little wine...

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't drink wine.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You know what I mean. Just help me make him go away.

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Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about pecan pie] May not be good for the body, but it sure is good for the soul.

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Ensign Travis Mayweather: I've only seen snow twice in my life.

[on the prospect of taking a sample from an icy comet]

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Ensign Travis Mayweather: I hope I never see snow again.

[on the prospect of breaking through a cracked ice layer]

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Vulcan Captain Vanik: I hope our presence here is not proving inconvenient.

Captain Jonathan Archer: On the contrary. It's nice to know, no matter how big the universe is, there's always a Vulcan ship nearby!

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[Tucker has decided to tell T'Pol that he'd accidentally read a personal letter of hers]

Captain Jonathan Archer: You might want to take a phase pistol with you.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I might need one.

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[T'Pol asks Tucker's advice on whether she should accept a prearranged marriage on Vulcan or stay on Enterprise]

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What do *you* wanna do?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: That is irrelevant.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, it's not, it's very relevant. Do you wanna go back and marry this guy, spend a year with him, ten years, a hundred years, or do you wanna stay on Enterprise?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I have an obligation.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You've got an obligation to yourself. You spent the last year around Humans. If there's one thing you shoulda learned, it's that we're free to make our own decisions. There's a lot to be said for personal choice.

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Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I respect your customs. But this marriage was arranged when you were a kid. A lot's happened since then. People change.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't.

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[Archer is reluctant to accept Vanik's help to save Reed and Mayweather out of an emergency situation]

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vanik expects you to refuse his offer. He sees Humans as arrogant, prideful. Why not prove him wrong? You can save them, or you can let your pride stand in the way. You're Human; you're free to choose.

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Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Did it ever occur to you that you might have postponed the wedding because subconsciously you wanted to get out of it?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: That would imply that my subconscious mind controls my decisions. It doesn't.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It happens to Humans all the time. Maybe you're picking up some of our bad habits.

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[last lines]

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Captain, with your permission, I'd like to transmit a message to the Ti'Mur, to send to Vulcan.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Go right ahead.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Thank you.

[T'Pol and Tucker exchange a look, then she leaves]

Captain Jonathan Archer: What was that all about?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's personal.

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Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sure you're eager to get back to your ship, so I'll trouble you with just one last question: how long do you plan on spying on us?

Vulcan Captain Vanik: If we were... "spying", Captain, you would have never detected our presence. Your inexperience and your arrogance are your enemies, not us.

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