Star Trek: Enterprise (2002): S02E07 – The Seventh


Introduction

“The Seventh” is the thirty-third episode (production #207) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, the seventh of the second season.

T’Pol is dispatched by the Vulcan High Command to capture a fugitive who has eluded their authorities for nearly two decades.

Outline

Sub-Commander T’Pol receives a covert mission from the Vulcan High Command, and informs Captain Archer that Admiral Forrest will be contacting him later about it. She remains tight lipped despite Archer’s enquiries as to the exact nature of the expected diversion, but later meets privately with Archer and asks that he come as well, since she needs someone she trusts. In conversation with Archer, she later reveals that she was trained 17 (Earth) years earlier in reconnaissance retrieval, and now she is to capture the only one of six surgically altered, rogue Vulcan secret agents to have evaded her.

Archer, T’Pol, and Ensign Mayweather, easily track the fugitive, Menos, to a cantina on the icy Pernaia Prime moon. After a brief phase-pistol fight, they capture him, but are unable to leave due to a build up of acidic ice. Menos starts to play on T’Pol’s sense of fairness and honour. He has a good life, sustaining his family with an honest job, but apparently he is dying. T’Pol, trying to disprove his story, searches for biotoxins in his ship, but is unable to locate any. Meanwhile, back on Enterprise, Commander Tucker finds the continual interruptions of command more than he expected. It gets worse when a Vulcan ship arrives, and he impersonates Archer so as not to let the Vulcans know the Captain is away.

T’Pol also relates to Archer that she’s been having recent flashbacks to her previous hunt, where she shot another fugitive called Jossen. Because of the Vulcan ramifications on killing, she received “fullara” treatment on P’Jem, where her memory and emotions of the incident were fully repressed. Back on the planet, Menos organises an escape by starting a fire, but is recaptured by the away team when his cloaked hiding space is detected, confirming that he was indeed smuggling biotoxins as the Vulcan High Command had indicated. On Enterprise, T’Pol offers her support to Archer should he ever be in need of it.

Star Trek TV Series

You can find a full index of Star Trek TV series here.

Star Trek TV Series, Films, and Documentaries

You can find a full index of all Star Trek TV series, films, documentaries here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): David Livingston.
  • Writer(s): Rick Berman and Brannon Braga.
  • Release Date: 06 November 2002.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.