Paxton threatens to destroy Starfleet Headquarters if aliens won't leave Earth. The Enterprise must shut down the array on Mars, but it is defended well.



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Daniel Greaves
Gannet Brooks
Andorian Ambassador Thoris


With T'Pol and Trip hostage, John Frederick Paxton demands that all aliens leave the solar system or else he will destroy Starfleet Headquarters. With that warning and the clock counting, Starfleet orders Archer and the Enterprise to Mars to take out the weapon threatening Earth. Meanwhile, the cloned baby of T'Pol and Trip is getting sicker and time is running out for her as well. Imprisoned, Gannet Brooks reveals to Travis that she is a secret member of Starfleet Intelligence. She has been assigned to find a Terra Prime operative working undercover on the Enterprise. With the clock ticking, the future of the planned Federation lies in the balance. Written by timdalton007

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Among the items from this episode which were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay is a pair of LCARS style button boards. See more »


When Paxton fires the beam at Earth's moon, it strikes it immediately. Even at the closest possible distance between Earth and Mars, it would take a little over 3 minutes for the beam, traveling at the speed of light, to reach the moon. The same is true for when the beam strikes the San Fransisco Bay later. See more »


John Frederick Paxton: I need you to refine my targeting system.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You really think I'm gonna help you turn that array into a weapon?
John Frederick Paxton: You really think I'm gonna give you a choice?
[he has Greaves point a gun to T'Pol's head]
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Nicely Done/Not Simplistic
31 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So our overblown zealot had feet of clay. Good. This is an excellent episode with great pacing and a story of love and loss. It also sets up much of what happens next for the lineage of the Enterprise. Suspicion and hatred for those things we don't know is the most destructive force we deal with. It would be nice if our leadership would take a hard look at themselves at times. Yes, there are dangers. Address them. But don't paint the whole world with the same brush. Excellent concluding two part episode. One thing. I wonder how many sea lions were lost when that heat ray hit the water?

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