Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3 Episode 22

The Council

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2004 on UPN
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While T'Pol leads a mission to retrieve the memory core from a Sphere, Archer appears before the Xindi Council to attempt to convince them that humanity is not their enemy. As his evidence begins to sway some of the Council members, the Sphere Builders continue to manipulate the Reptilians, in order to ensure the deployment of the weapon.moreless

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  • Wow, what a clifhanger

    8.1
    This was another great episoide, i was more pleased about this episoide then the pervious episoide, the main thing was the fact they got to the council, there was good, shame about Degra, being murdered but you kind understand retilian thinking, he did kill 32 people in the ship. Still i'm hopefully. Still i thought it was a bit obvious decoy from Reptilian agreeing with the council. That being is one hell of a manipulator, i can understand why Xindi beleved her, i mean she promoise Reptialians ulimate power. She knows how to make these people do things, i'm kinda of surprised they could take on Enterprise directly?.



    There's only two episoide left and with that clifhanger of repetilians having xindi weapon and kinapping Hoahi, in fact this has got to be one of the best clifhanger of the season, Shame we have wait 2 weeks until the next episoidemoreless
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

Josette DiCarlo

Josette DiCarlo

Sphere-Builder Woman

Guest Star

Sean McGowan

Sean McGowan

Corporal Hawkins

Guest Star

Andrew Borba

Andrew Borba

Reptilian Lieutenant

Guest Star

Randy Oglesby

Randy Oglesby

Degra

Recurring Role

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

Commander Dolim

Recurring Role

Rick Worthy

Rick Worthy

Xindi-Arboreal

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Trivia: The Vulcan axiom quoted by T'Pol ("The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few") will be quoted again by Spock at the end of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

    • Trivia: In this episode, many of the oft-seen Xindi Council members' names are revealed. The Arboreal (Rick Worthy) is Jannar, the Reptilian (Scott MacDonald) is Commander Dolim, and the main Aquatic is named Kiaphet Amman'sor.

    • Trivia: This episode marks the death of Degra, as the Reptilian, Commander Dolim kills him in retaliation for destroying the Reptilian ship in "The Forgotten".

    • Trivia: Despite the entire season focusing on the Xindi, this is only the second episode to mention the extinct sixth Xindi species, the Avians. As is revealed in this episode, the Xindi Council Chamber is located in the former home of the Avians, and an Avian skull adorns the chamber.

    • Trivia: It is revealed in this episode that the name of the destroyed Xindi homeworld was Xindus.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Commander Dolim: (after stabbing Degra) The crew of that ship are the last Xindi you'll ever betray.

    • Degra: Commander Dolim had his own grandson poisoned.
      Archer: From what I've seen, that's not hard to believe.
      Degra: As I said, it may be just a story, but, as a father, it's always in the back of my mind, whenever I have dealings with him.

    • Trip: I can't believe I actually feel bad about Degra. Twenty four hours ago, I would've been celebrating.
      Archer: A lot can happen in a day.

    • T'Pol: There's a Vulcan axiom: 'The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few'. Corporal Hawkins understood that.
      Reed: That doesn't make his death any more acceptable.
      T'Pol: No, but it makes it honorable.

    • Trip: The Captain pulled it off. The Xindi postponed the weapon launch.
      Phlox: You make that sound like, uh, bad news.
      Trip: Ever since the attack on Earth, all I've thought about is gettin' back at whoever was responsible.
      Phlox: And now we are making peace with them.
      Trip: I've gotten used to the anger. It's gonna be like, I dunno, losin' an old friend.
      Phlox: You have other friends.

    • Commander Dolim: (After stabbing Degra) When the humans have been eliminated, when the Council has been replaced by Reptilian rule, I am going to find your wife and children and do the same to them. Your traitorous bloodline will end at the tip of my blade.

    • Commander Dolim: I've never liked this place.
      Degra: I've always found it to be peaceful.
      Commander Dolim: It's too exposed. Reptilians prefer to be near the ground. And then there's the stench.
      Degra: Stench?
      Commander Dolim: Of failure, of a race that failed to survive.

    • Trip: Do me a favor, don't try to get on my good side.
      Degra: I understand you and I will always be enemies.
      Trip: You got that right.
      Degra: I can't change what happened to your sister or any of the seven million, but I'm risking my life. I'm risking the lives of my family. I've killed members of my own species all because I'm trying to save both our worlds.

    • Trip: We've been runnin' double shifts in engineering. The Captain's in a hell of a rush to get to this damn Council.
      Phlox: He believes he can get the Xindi to reconsider their attack on Earth. We owe him a little faith.
      Trip: Oh I have faith in the Captain, but not in the people he's tryin' to convince.
      Phlox: Degra seems to be a reasonable man.
      Trip: Reasonable? I don't think many people back in my home town would go along with that.

    • Sphere-Builder Woman: You created a device that would prevent a devastating attack. Your name was to be spoken with reverence for generations to come. And instead, you've chosen a role of betrayer.
      Degra: How I'm remembered isn't for you to decide.
      Sphere-Builder Woman: What have we done to lose your faith?
      Degra: You never deserved my faith.

    • Xindi Reptilian: Either you stand with us, or you stand against us!
      Xindi Arboreal: That's not a choice - it's an ultimatum!

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