Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2 Episode 1

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 2002 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Daniels and Archer must find a way back to the 22nd Century in order to make sure history plays out as it should. Meanwhile, on board Enterprise, the Suliban have taken over the ship, but Reed, Trip, and T'Pol formulate a plan to eject the aliens.

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  • Archer trapped in the future enterprise crawling with suliban

    Archer and daniels must try to find a way to send archer back to the 22nd century .But of course the earth has been devastated and all the time portals are destroyed

    Meanwhile tpol is being tortured as to archers where abouts.

    Silik finds a temporal signature in the turbolift.

    Future guy is nowhere to be found.

    Things look grim for the home team...

    Okay a good episode a solid conclusion to the cliffhanger


    there were a few problems

    that bugged me greatly

    In voyagers year of hell

    they had shields that protected them from changes in the time line.

    in the distant furture this tec is some how forgotton???

    If the timeline was changed so radically

    how come the building was the same albeit wrecked

    daniels talks about having breakfast in that room a little while ago. the same building ,with the same layout and the same cafeteria in this new time line HHMMM

    The appearance of phase cannons all over the top of the enterprise

    What the hell ?

    if you can get past all the errors

    its is a jolly lit romp

    with nice but cheesy endingmoreless
  • An excellent ending to the 2 parter

    Not what I was expecting from the new season. Very underplayed episode. Yet, it had enough scenes of action and drama that saw a satisfying end to this particular story.

    Im in two minds if the time-travel episodes are just worth the inclusion. Id rather see more of the pre-Kirk universe but hey.

    However, I did enjoy the story enough to overlook the obvious flaws in the plot, like creating the comm device to communicate with TPal. Also having the locked crew quarters of the time traveller - which should have been the first port of call for the Suliban or any other enemy worth a damn.

    Yet, with the crew working together to overcome their predicament the conclusion we expected came true.

    Not the best made story but still exciting enough to watch through.moreless
  • Season 2 starts off with intense action.

    Now we see the conclusion from last season's cliffhanger final episode. This season starts with an exciting action adventure episode. A very good way to start a season. Fast paced episode are good in a regular basis, it prevents from making the show dull. The writers did a good job with this 2 part episoder. They made the action intense, yet not to bloody, bloods aren't drawn actually, which is good. Captain Archer saves the day once again. The timeline is again saved by Daniels with a little help from Archer. The episode's climax gives as a sigh of relief, because we expect more trek episodes on the way.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

Keith Allan

Keith Allan


Guest Star

Michael Kosik

Michael Kosik

Suliban Soldier

Guest Star

Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick

Commander Williams

Guest Star

John Fleck

John Fleck


Recurring Role

Matt Winston

Matt Winston


Recurring Role

Vaughn Armstrong

Vaughn Armstrong

Admiral Forrest

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: It is said that the EPS conduits are only wide enough for a child. Yet as Hoshi moves through them she has plenty of room.

    • Goof: When Archer returns to the 22nd Century aboard the Suliban Helix, he grabs Silik by his jumpsuit. For a brief moment, John Fleck's costume is pulled far enough to see where his makeup ends and his real shoulder is visible.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Archer: When I was in my early 20s on a trip to East Africa, I saw a gazelle giving birth. It was truly amazing. Within minutes, the baby was standing up... standing up on its own. A few more minutes, and it was walking. And before I knew it, it was running alongside its mother, moving away with the herd. Humans aren't like that, Ambassador. We may come from the same planet as those gazelles, but we're pretty much helpless when we're born. It takes us months before we're able to crawl. Almost a full year before we can walk. Our deep space mission isn't much different. We're going to stumble, make mistakes. I'm sure more than a few before we find our footing. But we're going to learn from those mistakes. That's what being Human is all about. I'm sorry you can't see that.

    • T'Pol: I still don't believe in time travel.
      Archer: The hell you don't.

    • Hoshi: Whatever you're about to say, I don't want to hear it. Just get me a shirt.

    • T'Pol: The Vulcan Science Director has determined that time travel is... unfair.

    • T'Pol: You're on the ceiling.

    • (Archer visits T'Pol at her quarters late in the evening)
      Archer: I can't be certain but Crewman Fuller might have seen me coming in here.
      T'Pol: She tends to be discreet.

  • NOTES (1)

    • When this episode aired in its first rerun on October 23, 2002, it was an "extended version" with over a minute of extra footage.


    • Daniels: You're thinking of time travel like we're in some H.G. Wells novel. We're not.

      H.G. Wells was a 19th century science fiction writer. Among his works are The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau.