After crossing the desert and surviving the sand storms, T'Pol and Archer confront the Syrrannites in the Forge. The pair meet T'Pau, who denies any connection with the embassy bombing and Admiral Forrest's death. Archer, now possessing the mental essence of Surak known as the 'katra', agrees to let T'Pau extract it, even after T'Pol's mother T'Les warns the ritual may kill him. Meanwhile Vulcan administrator V'Las is willing to destroy Enterprise to make sure an attack on the Syrrannites isn't witnessed. Former Ambassador Soval allies with Commander Tucker to try to rescue Archer and T'Pol.
Did You Know?
The Syrrannites claim to be searching for the "lost" Kir'shara, yet, soon after coming into possession of Surak's Katra, Archer knows where to find the Kir'shara. As Syrran, who previously possessed Surak's Katra, also should have known its location, we must assume that Syrran had a reason for not revealing the location, for example, even to his most trusted follower, T'Pau, who, upon seeing the Kir'shara for the first time, confessed that she doubted if the legendary ancient record still existed. One possible explanation is that Surak's Katra, having survived for 1800 years, patiently waited, intentionally withholding the information, until such time that the Vulcan people were ready for the Kir'shara to take its rightful place. In the episode, Surak's Katra specifically notes the alien ancestry of Archer as an advantage in finding the Kir'shara and bringing it back to the Vulcan people, as if to admit that the appearance of Archer at a crucial moment was too fortuitous to pass up. If true, this shows that a Vulcan Katra can withhold information from its host. See more
When T'Pau mind melds with Archer in the Syrrannites' hideout in the Forge. Her thumb is under Archer's jawline when viewed from her right. When the camera angle switches to her left, her thumb is on his chin. See more
Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval
There's a great deal that needs to be said, Excellency. But no one is willing to listen.
Referenced in After Trek: Lethe
Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson See more