Enterprise is en route to the Berengaria system, one of the supposed places for a starbase, when an hostile Orion ship approaches. Its captain, Harrad-Sar, agrees to stand down weapons and he has a proposal for Captain Archer. Harrad-Sar wants Starfleet to cooperate in a mining operation. He claims he found a source of magnesite, enough to build a thousand warp drives. To improve relations with the Orion Syndicate, Archer decides to agree with the proposal. Harrad-Sar insists on transporting three slave girls to Enterprise as part of the deal. While Archer tries to convince them they are not slaves anymore, the crew seem to be affected by their arrival. The men seem entranced and preoccupied, getting sloppy with their work, while the women develop headaches. Meanwhile Trip and T'Pol discuss their relationship. Trip feels compelled to tell the truth about his having dreams about her.
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Despite being promoted to Chief Engineer with the rank of Commander, Kelby is addressed as "Lieutenant" by Trip in Engineering while giving a tour to D'Nesh. While it's possible that Trip does this out of habit - Kelby was a Lieutenant under him until recently - it's possible it is a deliberate attempt to get Kelby's attention - not to mention put him in his place - while he's distracted with the Orion girl. See more
During the bridge scene where Tucker is shooting the crew members under the Orion women's influence, he is wearing an Enterprise mission patch on his flight suit. In the rest of the episode before and after this scene, he is wearing the Columbia mission patch. See more
[T'Pol has told Tucker that they share a psychic bond
So, if we're bonded... what does this have to do with me not being affected by the Orions?
I'm immune to the pheromones because of my Vulcan physiology.
And you're making me immune?
Well... I don't know whether to be relieved or... really worried.
Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson See more