Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2 Episode 25

Bounty

4
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 14, 2003 on UPN
7.9
out of 10
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138 votes
5

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Archer learns the Klingons have put a price on his head when he is captured by a Tellarite bounty hunter. As Enterprise pursues, a virus causes T'Pol to go into premature Pon Farr.

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  • Pon'Farr - the hunt for ratings.

    2.4
    Seriously, could Berman and Braga scrape the barrel anymore? This pretty much highlights everything that was wrong with this show - instead of having good plots or writing or characters, it's just generic alien romance, space combat, hand-to-hand and so on.



    This episode flicks between T'Pol going around in heat (for all the sweaty fanboys) and Archer getting captured for... well, I've lost count of how many times that happened.



    Anyway, all by the numbers and not really interesting at all.moreless
  • Great episode! T'Pol... that girl can ACT!! Cool costumes, fun adventure! Ihave to say that

    9.8
    ALright... Well, the episode was well done as most of this series. I really enjoyed it, and will continue watching the rest,

    T'Pol makes this series enjoyable, and makes up for some of the rather "pushed" acting of the captain. :)

    Well, the episode was well done as most of this series. I really enjoyed it, and will continue watching the rest,

    T'Pol makes this series enjoyable, and makes up for some of the rather "pushed" acting of the captain. :)Well, the episode was well done as most of this series. I really enjoyed it, and will continue watching the rest,

    T'Pol makes this series enjoyable, and makes up for some of the rather "pushed" acting of the captain. :)moreless
  • For those of you who think T'Pol is hot, this is a must see!

    9.0
    Oh, call me a dirty old man if you want to...hell,you're probably right, but this episode really pushed all by buttons! I Always thought that those pointy Vulcan ears make an already attractive woman even more attractive, and Jolene Blalock was one of the best looking Vulcan women in the history of the Star Trek franchise. The sight of T'Pol all Pon Farr'ed up and ready to go just drove me straight up the wall! So, go ahead and lock me in that sick bay with T'Pol and a quart jar of industrial strength Viagra and a jug of white wine if you want to. My God, I couldn't imagine a better way to spend the weekend. Rrrrrowf!moreless
  • Captain Archer is captured by a bounty hunter and taken back to the Klingons while T'Pol prematurely enters her Ponn Farr due to a microbial disease.

    9.0
    This episode starts off like many others with Enterprise orbiting around a new world. And like most other instances, there are new diseases that inflict one or more of the crew who are forced to stay in decontamination. When a Tellarite bounty hunter named Skalaar tricks Captain Archer into meeting him to plan shore leave on the planet he takes him hostage, disables Enterprise, and takes off.



    T'Pol and Dr. Phlox have become infected with a microbe from marsupials on the planet's surface and it quickly escalates into a fight for T'Pol's life as she enters the Ponn Farr. Meanwhile Captain Archer finds out he's being taken back to Chronos for escaping Rura Penthe. After a run-in with another bounty hunter, Skalaar gets stiffed on the reward. Knowing how treacherous the Klingons are, Skalaar gave Archer the means to escape from the Klingon ship.



    Enterprise swoops in, disables the Klingon ship, picks up Archers escape pods (though I thought Klingons didn't believe in them) and makes off with a hearty farewell from Skalaar.



    Not a great episode, but a fun one! No doubt, Earth, Vulcan, and all of humanity are now blood enemies of the Empire as of this one. But that's what makes it so interesting. I gave this a 9.0moreless
  • Perhaps a guilty pleasure episode, but by no means a classic

    8.5
    Bounty is a mixed bag - that has two strands to be looked at.



    The main plot re-introduces the Tellarites (last seen in 1967's 'Journey to Babel'). They look great, very different to most aliens and very faithful to the original make-up. Jordan Lund puts in an average performance as Skalaar, but he doesn't get much of a script or story to stretch himself. In fact the entire Archer kidnapped plot doesn't really go anyway. I liked the connection to Duras and the Klingon's and there is some nice CGI at times.



    The other plot is where lots of fans will have dismissed the episode point-blank as being ENT's attempt at Pon Farr (which has been done twice before - well with Spock in 'Search for Spock' and not so well with B'Elanna/Vorik & Tuvok throughout 'Voyager'). I'm a Jolene fan, so anything to let her get screen time is good for me, and I think she does a solid job here - Billingsley plays off her well. Although the plot again doesn't provide the dramatic tension it could have done - it's often fun, which for me can't be too bad...



    An average, filler episode overall - perhaps lifted by Blalock and some nice homages to earlier Trek episodes...moreless
Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

Lt. Malcolm Reed

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock

Sub-Commander T'Pol

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III

Linda Park

Linda Park

Ensign Hoshi Sato

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Ensign Travis Mayweather

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