Star Trek: Enterprise (2002): S01E25 – Two Days and Two Nights


Introduction

“Two Days and Two Nights” is the twenty-fifth episode (production #125) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise.

The episode won the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series.

Captain Archer and the crew of Enterprise take shore leave on Risa, during which they each experience separate conflicts. Back on their spacecraft Enterprise (NX-01), the alien Phlox needed to enter a period of hibernation] while T’Pol keeps an eye on the starship. The episode features numerous guest stars playing the roles of those that the crew of the NX-01 encounters on during their visit to the pleasure planet.

Dey Young (who plays Keyla in this episode) had previously appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Masterpiece Society” and the DS9 episode “A Simple Investigation”.

This was Kellie Waymire’s (Crewman Cutler) final appearance before her death.

Outline

After arriving at planet Risa, half of the Enterprise’s crew prepare for shore leave, and Captain Archer organises lots. Winning a vacation himself, Archer boards a shuttle pod along with Commander Tucker, Lieutenant Reed, and Ensigns Mayweather and Sato. Once the shuttle pod lands on Risa, the crew all go their separate ways. Archer notices a beautiful alien woman and her dog on the balcony just below his. Later, he strikes up a conversation, learning her name is Keyla, and that the Suliban massacred her entire family. He also learns that she is Tandaran, and when he confronts her with the truth, she renders him unconscious and leaves.

Meanwhile, Sato is approached by a handsome alien called Ravis, and the two hit it off. She asks him to teach her his complex native language, and he invites her to the exotic steam pools. The next morning, she awakens happy with Ravis in bed beside her. Elsewhere, Tucker and Reed are in a noisy nightclub filled with exotic female aliens. Two women join them for a drink and invite them to view some nearby subterranean gardens, but when they reach the basement underneath the bar, the “females” suddenly morph into male aliens. Tucker and Reed are helpless as the aliens rob them. Waking up later, they finally escape and make their way back to their hotel room.

Meanwhile, in Sickbay, Doctor Phlox prepares to take his annual six-day hibernation, but he informs Sub-Commander T’Pol that two days should be sufficient. Some time later, Mayweather contacts Enterprise after a rock-climbing accident, and is unnerved by Phlox’s absence, but Crewman Cutler reassures him that she can handle his broken leg. He later has some trouble breathing, forcing Cutler and T’Pol to awaken Phlox. Though disoriented and incoherent, he still manages to formulate a suitable antidote, and collapses back into hibernation. On Risa the next morning, the Enterprise crew travel together in the shuttle pod back to their ship, each with an interesting story to tell, but with none willing to divulge any details.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Michael Dorn.
  • Writer(s): Rick Berman and Brannon Braga.
  • Release Date: 15 May 2002.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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