Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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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.


Allan Kroeker


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Joanna Cassidy ... T'Les
Michael Reilly Burke ... Koss
Ada Maris ... Capt. Erika Hernandez
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Joe Chrest ... Bar Patron
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Cmdr. Williams
Jack Donner ... Vulcan Priest


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 him. 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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Joanna Cassidy, who plays T'Les in this episode, originally auditioned to play the role of Star Trek: Voyager (1995)'s captain, Kathryn Janeway. See more »


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Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So, this is where you grew up. It's not like I imagined.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Meaning?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, it... it's beautiful.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans appreciate beauty.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, I had no doubt about that. You always were a snazzy dresser.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series: Amok Time (1967) See more »


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They Don't Understand!
28 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee 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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