Enterprise discovers a mining colony of the Paraagans. The crew gets an invitation for a meeting on the surface and a shuttle pod tries to break through the atmosphere. All of the sudden just under the shuttle a giant explosion begins and scorches the earth beneath. All 3600 colonists are reported dead. After examination Enterprise finds out plasma leaking from the pod's vents ignited tetrazine in the atmosphere. Lieutenant Reed however ensures he closed the plasma vents before the shuttle went of. After conversations with admiral Forrest of Starfleet Command, captain Archer learns Enterprise' mission is canceled and they must return home, not to return to space for another ten or twenty years. When the ship has altered course, crewman Daniels, a time traveler, pays a visit to captain Archer. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (email@example.com)
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This episode contains the first use of the word Cloaked to describe an invisible ship. All previous references to invisible ships have been Stealth. See more
Ensign Travis Mayweather
From what Commander Tucker tells me, people back home think that we're doing nothing out here but getting in trouble.
Ensign Hoshi Sato
Then it's our job to let the people back home know what really happened. Anyone tries to badmouth Captain Archer in front of me is gonna get an earful, in any language they want.