The crew take some time off. Archer meets an old friend, captain Erika Hernandez. T'Pol takes Trip to Vulcan, with a surprise waiting. Phlox finds out Earth has become xenophobic.



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Ensign Travis Mayweather
Ensign Hoshi Sato
Admiral Maxwell Forrest
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Commander Williams


Enterprise is finally back home and the crew is taking some time off. T'Pol invites Tucker, who has nowhere else to go, for a trip to Vulcan. Back there she finds out Koss, still wants to marry her, even after she rejected her. Phlox finds out opinions of aliens have changed after the Xindi attack. In a bar he's 'asked' to do further drinking in the Vulcan consulate. Archer meets an old friend, Erika Hernandez, who has been appointed captain of the second warp 5 starship, the Columbia. After a not so well briefing with the Vulcans who have some offending questions about the destruction of the Vulcan ship Seleya in the Expanse, Archer decides he needs to take some time off in the mountains. He is joined by Erika. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Jim Fitzpatricks (Commander Williams) uniform and an arctic gear undershirt worn was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. See more »


[last lines]
Vulcan Priest: What ye are about to witness, comes down from the time of the beginning without change. This is the Vulcan heart; this is the Vulcan soul. This is our way.
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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They Don't Understand!
28 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever done something that was emotionally and physically involving and suffered greatly to achieve an end and succeeded, only to return to your previous life, you can appreciate this episode. There is no way the earth people and the Vulcans can begin to appreciate the gravity of such accomplishments. There are two things at work. First of all, there is the adulation and hero worship from the fickle public. Secondly, there is xenophobia and bigotry, directed at anyone who does not fit the status quo. Archer is reeling from having to be a person he never imagined in order to fulfill his mission. He had to sell out his morality at times. He had to kill. T'Pol loves Trip but Vulcans have their own rules and traditions and he is out of place on their planet. It is here that the realities become so overwhelming. I thought this was a good, necessary episode, even if there was no combat or special effects to dominate the screen.

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