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Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3 Episode 6


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 2003 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Hoshi is contacted by Tarquin, an alien with telepathic powers who gives an interesting proposition: he will use his powers to obtain information about the Xindi and their weapon for the crew. All he asks is that Hoshi stay with him on his planet while he works. However, she soon learns that Tarquin would like her to stay indefinitely.moreless

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  • Great for Hoshi fans and a very well written story!

    One of my favorite episodes from the Enterprise series as it features Hoshi, who is adorable, but also highly sensitive and intelligent. This is a companion piece to the season two ep where Hoshi begins to vanish from sight after she was beamed aboard Enterprise during a heavy electrical storm. There is some excellent character development here as the writers had a rare chance in season three to dissect motivations, thoughts and emotions. Hoshi and the exiled alien are two very similar beings who also were not meant to be together. The Xindi menace in season three is largely plot and action driven to satisfy the masses, but this is a good example of an ep that emotionally resonates with the audience even after the show is over.moreless
  • I think Every Trek series needs a tired episode like this.

    I think Every Trek series needs a tired episode like this.

    lonely stranded alien needs a companion and chooses a member of the crew to remain with him whether they want to or not.

    An Uninspired re-hash of of the "Everyone needs a friend" theme. they also missed a key situation to finally be rid of Hoshi... the back story regarding the sphere was choppily done as well. a complete filler episode that could have been used a lot better during the Xindi story arc.

    Been there, Done That got the t-shirt.

    Trek is like Pizza though... even when it's bad... it's still pretty good.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

Maury Sterling

Maury Sterling


Guest Star

Phillip Boyd

Phillip Boyd

Comm Officer

Guest Star

Mark Correy

Mark Correy

Engineer Alex (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: When Enterprise arrives at Tarquin's planet, the view from space shows that one of the continent's looks similar to that of the African continent on Earth.

    • Nitpick: Considering his lonliness in isolation, and Hoshi's refusal to stay, it seems odd that Tarquin wouldn't request to come aboard Enterprise.

    • Goof: When the power goes off on Enterprise, the bridge monitors merely project a full screen of black, but do not actually go off.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Trip: (Trip is repairing a relay on the outside of the shuttlepod when a thruster ignites, sending the pod into a spin) Captain!
      Archer: What happened?
      Trip: The port thruster ignited.
      Archer: I can see that!

    • Archer: (After Archer asks Trip how long it would take him to reinforce a shuttlepod with Trellium) You might wanna stay clear of the launch bay for the next couple of days.
      T'Pol: Indeed.

    • Archer: (Archer is bouncing his ball against the bulkhead when it suddenly gets lodged due to one of the anomalies.) Archer to the bridge.
      T'Pol: (Over the comm) Yes, Captain?
      Archer: I assume we're getting close?
      T'Pol: You assume correctly.
      Archer: Take us out of warp; I'm on my way.

    • Archer: Do I have to tell you to stay on your toes?
      Hoshi: I think that goes under the "Goes without saying" category sir.
      Archer: Did you bring your phase pistol?
      Hoshi: I'll keep it under my pillow.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Star Trek: Voyager Archer: If it is there, how far?
      T'Pol: Approximately 75,000 kilometres.
      : Might as well be 75,000 light years.
      This is a subtle reference to Star Trek: Voyager which is set in the Delta Quadrant, 75,000 light years from the Alpha Quadrant.

    • Beauty and the Beast:

      Hoshi, as the pretty, intelligent and shy girl, is trapped with a scary looking non-human, who is surprisingly sophisticated, brilliant and charismatic, but tragically lonely.