Upon returning from covertly observing a pre-warp culture, Lieutenant Reed realizes he lost his communicator somewhere on the planet. Archer and Reed return to recover the lost technology, only to find the natives found it first. Captured and interrogated, the crewmen find themselves doing even more damage to the culture, who have scanned the prisoners and know them to be of another race. Meanwhile, Tucker and Mayweather try to figure out how to active the cloak on the Suliban cell ship so they can mount a discreet rescue.
Did You Know?
Both Francis Guinan
(General Gosis) and Tim Kelleher
(Lieutenant Pell) appeared in Dark Skies
(1996), which dealt with a similar premise of an advance culture visiting a more primitive one. Unlike here, the alien Hive of that series was a hostile force with one of them taking over Kelleher's character of Jim Steele. See more
When Archer and Reed are back on the planet again, they are being captured and their technological equipment confiscated. Somehow they still all seem to be able to speak in English with their captors. However, the universal translator devices are very small and could have been missed by their captors. See more
[Lt. Reed has lost his communicator on the planet of a pre-warp civilization
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Captain... my carelessness was inexcusable. I'm prepared for whatever reprimand you feel is appropriate.
Captain Jonathan Archer
How about 30 years in the brig? Or maybe a good flogging?
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more