Date: September 22, 2021
Season 1, Episode 13
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Interstellar News: Yesterday we trekked across town to deliver lasagna and brownies to our two dear friends who just adopted a newborn. After that we grabbed our own dinner and ran a few errands. I bought way too many things at Dollar Tree. Today was the official start to the busy season at work and I’m already exhausted.
TL;DR: Enterprise encounters a class-9 gas giant and a Klingon ship that’s stuck in it because the occupants drank wine laced with a netotoxin. After much convincing Bu’kah works with Archer and the crew to get the Raptor working again. They do, the Klingon Captain tries to fight them, and then he leaves realizing he won’t stand a chance. T’Pol, Reed, and Sato bond a bit… even with Reed’s head cold.
Bu’Kah: I demand to speak to your Captain.
Tucker: You know, I read if they sense a leader’s weak, they’ll try to kill him and take command.
Archer: I’m the Captain.
Bu’Kah: I’ve never seen your kind before but you have made an enemy of the Klingon Empire.
Archer: From what I’ve noticed, that’s not hard to doBu’Kah being the perfect Klingon, Tucker teasing his captain, and Archer just doing the thing anyway.
“Remind me to stop trying to help people.”: I actually quite liked this episode. T’Pol and Sato bonding was wonderful, even if it’s because they’re both the only female regulars on the cast and that’s what happens typically. I love that Bu’Kah is a bad ass Klingon but also realizes that she needs to do whatever she can to make sure her and her crew make it to Sto-Vo-Kor. Being crushed or succumbing to a disease is not honorable, Klingons have to go out fighting. It’s a perfectly good method for introducing Klingons who don’t know what Archer did for them while simultaneously demonstrating that it’s possible for Klingons and humans to work together many, many years before the Khitomer Accords go into effect. This wasn’t a “best episode ever” kind of thing, but it was one I didn’t have a whole lot of issue with. Porthos is getting some homemade dog food for this one, at least 7 days worth.