(It's coffee break time for the senior staff.)
ARCHER: They don't have a problem with us dropping by?
T'POL: On the contrary. The operations foreman said they haven't had
visitors in nearly six months.
TUCKER: Is it really a matriarchal society? I mean, the women make all
T'POL: Until recently, but in the last decade the Paraagan males have
made great strides to acquire equal rights.
TUCKER: Still, it would probably be best if we didn't get too
ARCHER: Probably. I read that this colony started off twenty years ago
with just thirty miners. Now there are over three thousand. They've got
schools, landscaped communities, even some kind of museum.
TUCKER: You think twenty years from now there'll be Earth colonies out
this far? Human kids growing up on New Sausalito?
ARCHER: If my father were alive he wouldn't doubt it for a minute.
We're making history with
TUCKER: Every light year. You know, I think I've heard you say that at
least half a dozen times.
ARCHER: Archer here.
TRAVIS [OC]: The Paraagans have given us clearance to enter orbit.
T'POL: Have you received their landing protocols?
TRAVIS [OC]: They're coming in now.
ARCHER: We're on our way.
(The pod is descending towards an M-class looking
planet with wispy cloud cover.)
REED: (piloting) This should take a bit longer than usual.
ARCHER: It wouldn't be very polite to ignite their atmosphere. When are
you supposed to close the plasma ducts?
REED: The protocol said fifty kilometres, but to be on the safe side
I'm going to lock them off at about seventy five.
T'POL: Although the matriarchal elements in the culture have diminished
it might be best if I were to ask
(Sudden explosions around the shuttlepod, and we see the planet's
atmosphere burn away as the pod tumbles helplessly.)
[Deleted scene - Bridge]
HOSHI: Enterprise to Shuttlepod one.
Captain Archer, please respond.
TRAVIS: Did you see that?
HOSHI: The shuttlepod's attitude isn't right.
TRAVIS: I'm coming around. Bring the grappler online.
(Hoshi goes to
HOSHI: Not yet. Now.
REED: I closed both plasma ducts. I'm certain of
ARCHER: Are you sure there's nothing left?
HOSHI: We could see the colony in full magnification, sir. The ground
was scorched for at least a hundred kilometres in every direction.
ARCHER: Could one of the dampeners been malfunctioning?
REED: I closed both ducts. Any kind of malfunction would have triggered
an alarm. Two alarms. There are backups to prevent these kinds of
accidents. The ducts were closed.
T'POL: This is no time to be placing blame. A thorough investigation
should explain what happened. How is he?
(Tucker is out cold on a biobed.)
PHLOX: He has a mild concussion, but he should be fine.
ARCHER: Have you tried hailing the colony? There has to be someone down
HOSHI: Sir, I tried to explain. There's nothing left. No buildings, no
trees, no people.
ARCHER: That's impossible. There were thirty six hundred colonists.
ARCHER: Have you finished the diagnostics?
T'POL: I've analysed six of the pod sensor logs. I have two left.
ARCHER: Well, get them done. You've had three hours. (to Tucker) What
about the Enterprise sensor logs? They must have recorded how much
tetrazine was in the atmosphere. Was the concentration greater than the
Paraagans specified? Was it present at higher altitudes than it was
supposed to be?
TUCKER: That's the weird part, sir. The tetrazine levels were less than
three parts per million. That's half what the protocol specified.
ARCHER: What about the point of ignition?
REED: The flash point was directly beneath the shuttle, sir, but it
seems to have originated at the starboard plasma duct.
ARCHER: A plasma duct you're certain was closed.
T'POL: Every log on the shuttle indicates that both ducts were sealed
ARCHER: Then you'd better start re-examining those logs, because
something doesn't add up here. Get me Admiral Forrest. This is not
going to be fun.
FORREST [on monitor]: Tetrazine?
ARCHER: It's a by-product of their mining operation. It settles between
forty five and fifty kilometres in their atmosphere. Exhaust plasma is
about the only thing hot enough to ignite it.
FORREST [on monitor]: But you said your plasma ducts were closed.
ARCHER: Yes, sir. We're doing everything we can to determine what went
wrong, but that's not going to change the fact that there are thirty
six hundred corpses down there.
FORREST [on monitor]: Continue to analyse your logs. I'm going to call
an emergency meeting at the Command Council. You realise they'll
undoubtedly bring the Vulcans into this. We'll have to figure out who's
going to contact the Paraagan homeworld.
ARCHER: That should be my responsibility, sir.
FORREST [on monitor]: You're right, it should, but let's take this one
step at a time.
ARCHER: How do you tell all those families that
FORREST [on monitor]: You followed all the protocols that you were
ARCHER: We came here to meet these people, to learn something about
them, not to kill them.
FORREST [on monitor]: You followed the protocols. You've got a crew
that's going to be looking to you to figure out how to react to all
this. Don't let them down. I'll get back to you soon as I can. I'm
T'POL: His behaviour has been erratic. He seems to
alternate between agitation, despondency and guilt. He spends most of
his time alone. I've tried to remind him that this was an accident, but
his responses have been illogical. He seems to be ignoring his
responsibilities as captain.
PHLOX: Ah, to be Vulcan. It's been my experience that humans have a
great deal of difficulty separating emotional despair from what you
T'POL: Nevertheless, as his physician you should monitor him closely,
to be certain he remains fit for command.
PHLOX: I understand how uncomfortable his behaviour must be for you,
but trust me, it would be unnatural for the Captain not to be affected
by grief under these circumstances. It's, er, human nature. He'll be
(Archer is scrolling through the crew manifest,
with Porthos on his lap.)
ARCHER: What is it?
HOSHI [OC]: It's Admiral Forrest, sir.
ARCHER: Thank you.
HOSHI: The atmospheric analysis of the probe is
REED: Put it up here, would you?
TRAVIS: What is it?
REED: The air near the surface is filled with traces of boro-carbons.
TUCKER: When tetrazine is ignited by plasma exhaust, there's only
one outcome you can be sure of.
TRAVIS: Traces of borocarbons.
TUCKER: You got it.
REED: I don't care whether that probe picked up traces of bread
pudding. Both our plasma ducts were locked down, and there were no
leaks in the system. Not unless they miraculously mended themselves
(Archer emerges from the turbolift.)
ARCHER: T'Pol. Trip.
(They follow him out.)
ARCHER: The mission's been cancelled.
ARCHER: From what the Admiral tells me, Ambassador Soval will use this
to convince Starfleet that we need another ten or twenty years before
we try this again.
TUCKER: Twenty years? Starfleet won't buy that for a minute.
ARCHER: Won't they?
TUCKER: Tell him he's crazy! Tell him that's guilt talking, not
ARCHER: The Vulcan ship will meet us in three days to get you and
Doctor Phlox. Please inform Mister Mayweather to head for these
TUCKER: I can't believe you're letting them do this to us. You've
waited all your life to command this ship.
TUCKER: But, sir.
ARCHER: I said you're dismissed. Both of you.
TRAVIS: You think they've replaced you in Brazil
HOSHI: Even if they have, they'd take me back. I'm a prodigy, remember?
How about you?
TRAVIS: After a year on Enterprise, the thought of a cargo ship is
HOSHI: What if they made you Captain? You're going to be the most
famous Boomer around, you know.
TRAVIS: Or maybe infamous. From what Commander Tucker tells me, people
back home think that we're doing nothing out here but getting in
HOSHI: Then it's our job to let the people back home know what really
happened. Anyone who tries to bad-mouth Captain Archer in front of me
is going to get an earful in any language they want.
[Deleted scene - Launch bay]
REED: Over here. It's not exactly a smoking gun, but this EM signature
does not belong here.
T'POL: Where did you find it?
REED: On the outer hull, about twelve centimetres below the starboard
T'POL: It might simply be boro-carbons formed by the explosion.
REED: I already checked. There isn't a carbon atom to be found.
Whatever it is, its profile doesn't match anything in our database.
ARCHER: Come in. What was so important it couldn't
wait till morning?
T'POL: If you'd prefer, I'll come back.
ARCHER: No, I'm sorry. What have you got?
T'POL: Lieutenant Reed and his team have discovered an unidentified EM
signature on the ventral hull of Shuttlepod One.
ARCHER: (looking at PADD) It could be anything.
T'POL: Mister Reed felt you'd be interested.
ARCHER: In what? Does he think that Starfleet Command's going to take a
look at this, apologise, and send us on our way? Tell him it was a nice
T'POL: Is this what humans refer to as feeling sorry for themselves?
ARCHER: You're out of line, Sub-Commander.
T'POL: I apologise.
(She moves to leave.)
ARCHER: I wish I was simply feeling sorry for myself, but actually, I'm
feeling sorry for a whole lot of people. Every member of Starfleet, in
fact. Their futures depended upon my ability to succeed at this
T'POL: As soon as we learned about the consequences of the explosion, I
knew the Vulcan High Command would take advantage of the situation.
ARCHER: What's your point?
T'POL: You have a responsibility to dispute their recommendation.
ARCHER: Starfleet already bought their recommendation. Hook, line and
T'POL: Then you have a responsibility to convince them as well.
ARCHER: And how do you suggest I do that?
T'POL: You are very adept at listing the questionable decisions you've
made, but there have been other decisions, many of them, that no one
would question. I'm willing to try to convince my government of that.
Are you willing to try to convince yours?
ARCHER: You know, this has got to be the first time a Vulcan has ever
attempted to cheer up a human.
T'POL: I'll see you in the morning.
(Bird-like squawks from a container when Tucker goes
PHLOX: That's all right, Commander. Your company is appreciated, but it
would be best if you left the packing to me.
TUCKER: I would have thought you'd be a little more upset about leaving
PHLOX: Well, I did expect this posting would last a while longer, but
I'm sure an equally adventurous opportunity will present itself.
TUCKER: I wish I had your attitude.
PHLOX: Humans seem to be naturally optimistic. I'm surprised you don't
share my outlook that something exciting always waiting around the next
TUCKER: That's just the point. There won't be any nebulas in
Starfleet's future. At least not for a decade or so.
PHLOX: Oh, I wouldn't be so sure of that.
TUCKER: You're wrong, Doc. You worked with Vulcans. You know what they
think of us. Enterprise coming back to Earth with it's tail tucked
between its legs. It'll be Soval's crowning achievement. They'll
probably give the son of a bitch some gaudy medal and then cart him off
to wherever they send bitter old Vulcans to retire.
PHLOX: Ambassador Soval's service record contains an impressive list of
TUCKER: You have to find something good in everybody, don't you. I got
to tell you, that's one of your unique qualities that drives me crazy.
PHLOX: I'll certainly miss your outspoken personality, Mister Tucker.
TUCKER: I'll see you later, Doc.
ARCHER: Come on, Porthos. Time for bed.
(He turns out
ARCHER: Porthos, up. What's the matter, boy? Don't tell me you're
(He turns the light back on, and he's in a different bed, wearing different
pants. The view out of the window is of a city.)
ARCHER: Porthos? What's going on here? (comm. beep) Hello?
TUCKER [OC]: Sorry to call so late, Captain, but all three inspection
pods are getting their weekly overhauls tonight. They tell me they
won't be ready till noon, so I figured you might want to sleep in.
ARCHER: Might want to sleep in. What do you say to breakfast at nine
thirty, Spacedock cafeteria?
TUCKER [OC]: You must be reading my mind. I was just about to suggest
the same thing.
ARCHER: See you in the morning. (to Porthos) If you're trying to tell
me the last ten months was a dream, I'm not buying it.
(He activates a
RECEPTIONIST [on monitor]: IME,. Can I help you?
ARCHER: This is Captain Jonathan Archer, Starfleet authorisation alpha
RECEPTIONIST [on monitor]: I know who you are, Captain. What can I do
ARCHER: Do you have a Denobulan doctor in the Interspecies Medical
RECEPTIONIST [on monitor]: Yes, a Doctor Phlox. He's assigned to
Starfleet Medical here in San Francisco. Would you like me to contact
him for you?
ARCHER: No, that's all right. Thanks for your help.
ARCHER: I didn't even know Phlox existed before they brought
Klaang in. And that was the day after the late night call from Trip.
DANIELS: You're not dreaming, Captain.
DANIELS: This must be very disorienting. I apologise, but I had no
ARCHER: Commander Tucker told me you were dead, that Silik killed you.
DANIELS: He did, in a manner of speaking. We have to talk, Captain, and
it's essential that none of the other factions know about it. I doubt
any of them would think I'd bring you here.
ARCHER: So, you're telling me you brought me back, what, ten months
ago? How about Jonathan Archer ten months ago? Where's he?
DANIELS: He's you.
ARCHER: Then who just climbed into bed aboard Enterprise?
DANIELS: That hasn't happened yet.
ARCHER: That's a load of crap and you know it.
DANIELS: I've had this same conversation with half a dozen people. It
always ends up the same way.
ARCHER: Can't you ever give a straight answer?
DANIELS: It depends on the question.
ARCHER: All right, try this one. Why am I here? I thought you were
supposed to protect the timeline, not screw with it.
DANIELS: It's already been screwed with, Captain. That explosion at the
Paraagan colony, it wasn't supposed to happen.
ARCHER: Of course, it wasn't. It was an accident.
DANIELS: That's not what I mean. History never recorded the disaster.
Someone violated the Temporal Accord. Someone who doesn't want your
mission to succeed.
ARCHER: Are you telling me that Enterprise didn't cause that explosion?
DANIELS: Do you remember the Temporal Cold War I spoke of?
ARCHER: It's kind of hard to forget.
DANIELS: Then listen to me carefully. We don't have much time.
(Back on board Enterprise)
ARCHER: All senior staff report to the situation room in fifteen
minutes. Mister Reed, I'd like you in my quarters immediately.
(Reed comes in holding a eight-sided object about
two inches wide.)
REED: It was just where we detected the EM signature. But I
don't understand. It was completely invisible. How on Earth did you
know that a phase-discriminator would expose it?
ARCHER: (handing it to T'Pol) If I'm not mistaken, you'll find this
thing was designed to generate a plasma stream. Put a team together,
Trip. I'll need two quantum beacons. They'll have to be positron-based
and have an output of two hundred gigawatts apiece.
TUCKER: Positron-based, sir?
ARCHER: Just get started. I'll bring you the specs in a few minutes.
We're going to need our comm. frequencies on the fritz for a day or so.
See to it.
HOSHI: Aye, sir.
ARCHER: Put the Armoury on full alert. Turn the ship around, Travis.
We're going back to the Paraagan colony. What are you all waiting for?
ARCHER: It wasn't us, Trip. We didn't do it.
[Engineering - Tucker's office]
(Archer is manipulating image on a monitor.)
ARCHER: Take a
look at the dispersal curve here and here. You'll have to isolate the
sub-assembly tolerances from the emitter algorithms.
TUCKER: Whoa, hold on a minute. You're saying the assembly's
independent of the emitters?
TUCKER: That's impossible.
ARCHER: Not if you generate a stable flux between the positron
conductors. Then all you'll have to do is renormalise the tertiary wave
TUCKER: With all due respect, sir this is a level of quantum
engineering that's beyond anything I ever learned. How the hell do you
ARCHER: Remember Crewman Daniels?
TUCKER: Yeah. I saw him get vaporised by our friend, Silik.
ARCHER: Well, for a cloud of vapour, he's one wealth of information. I
just spent two hours with him.
TUCKER: He's on Enterprise?
ARCHER: Not exactly. Listen, I'll explain later. Right now we've got to
get back to building these beacons.
TUCKER: Whatever you say.
(T'Pol is holding the Suliban device.)
ARCHER: The circuitry in there isn't compatible with our technology.
We'll have to create an interface.
HOSHI: What for?
ARCHER: We're going to be retrieving some Suliban data discs. I have no
doubt you'll be able to handle the content, but before you can do that
we'll have to find a way to access the data.
T'POL: And Daniels claims this is Suliban technology?
ARCHER: Everything he's told me has checked out so far. I have no
reason to doubt him this.
HOSHI: We'll do our best, Captain.
T'POL: Captain. The Vulcan ship we were headed for, it's no doubt
detected we've altered course.
ARCHER: Have they tried to hail us?
HOSHI: I wouldn't know, sir. Our comm. is on the fritz.
REED: Why did Daniels leave it in his quarters?
ARCHER: I don't recall him having much time to pack before he left.
REED: No. Well, if it is there and it contains what he said it does, it
could be invaluable to Starfleet.
ARCHER: I gave Daniels my word, Malcolm. We download the schematics for
the Suliban Stealth Cruiser, nothing else.
REED: Pity. Assuming he's right and we manage to find the Cruiser what
makes you think the Suliban won't come after us?
(Reed enters the code for the security lock on Daniel's
ARCHER: Just like those old Bible movies, Malcolm. It wasn't written.
(Archer takes a case out of a cupboard and opens
it on the desk. He removes a fat paddle-shaped device.)
ARCHER: So far, Daniels is batting a thousand.
(He puts it down and switches it on. It is a holographic database
projector. He scrolls through the contents.)
REED: Wait a minute. Did you see that? They've got schematics on half a
dozen different Klingon ships.
ARCHER: The Stealth Cruiser, Lieutenant. Nothing else.
REED: There. There it is.
(They isolate the data and copy it onto a scanner.)
TUCKER: I feel like a chef who's just made a meal with ingredients he's
ARCHER: You follow the instructions?
TUCKER: To the letter.
T'POL [OC]: Bridge to Captain Archer.
ARCHER: Go ahead.
T'POL [OC]: We're approaching the colony.
ARCHER: Have Mister Mayweather locate a binary system two point five
light years away and set a course.
T'POL [OC]: Understood.
ARCHER: Let's get these mounted on the grappler arms.
ARCHER: Head for the smaller star, then the inner
moon of the second planet.
ARCHER [OC]: Bridge to Armoury.
REED: Reed here.
ARCHER [OC]: Have you plotted all the target points?
REED: Aye, sir.
ARCHER [OC]: Stand by.
ARCHER: (to Tucker) I'll meet you two in the launch
bay. (to T'Pol) If this goes well, I shouldn't be long. (to Travis)
Lower the beacons. (to Hoshi) Modify the viewscreen. Bring up these
coordinates. Full magnification.
(They show a craggy landscape.)
ARCHER: Activate the beacons.
(A ship appears, docked to a station.)
ARCHER: Right where
they're supposed to be.
HOSHI: Aren't we in range of their sensors, sir?
ARCHER: They can see us, but they have no idea we can see through their
cloak. Just keep on the same course, Travis. Malcolm?
REED: The closer, the better, sir.
HOSHI: They're charging weapons.
ARCHER: Now, Mister Reed.
(Multiple phase cannon shots hit the cruiser.)
CREWMAN: Their cloaking generator's down.
REED: All four weapon banks, as well.
CREWMAN: Port and starboard engines disabled.
REED: Okay, here's the tricky part.
(A photon torpedo is launched and strikes the underneath of the
REED [OC]: Reed to Shuttlepod two.
ARCHER: Archer here.
REED [OC]: She's all yours, Captain. Good luck.
(Archer hands phase pistols to T'Pol and Tucker.)
ARCHER: That last shot
should have sealed off the two lower decks. If Daniels is right, there
shouldn't be more than twenty Suliban for us to deal with.
TUCKER: (piloting) Is that all?
(The shuttlepod launches and flies to dock with the cruiser)
(Archer uses his scanner to open the doors.)
TUCKER: The stun grenade's on a three-second delay.
(He throws it out and five Suliban fall from the corridor ceiling. They
head out down the corridors.)
(Reed is watching their progress on a monitor.)
ten more metres.
(It's a running firefight as the trio head along
(They enter a control room, and Trip throws out another stun grenade to
stop anyone following them in.)
T'POL: Which one?
(Archer sits in front of a set of panels.)
(He opens it up and
removes three discs.)
(Back out in the corridors, Suliban are moving along the floors and
ceilings towards them.)
T'POL: Captain, they're all around us.
ARCHER: Archer to Reed.
REED [OC]: Go ahead.
ARCHER: We need some help here.
REED: I see them. You'd better take cover.
a phase cannon at the cruiser's docking clamp and the explosion knocks
out the Suliban.)
(They make it back inside the shuttlepod just as the Suliban get into
the airlock room and open the hatch.)
ARCHER: What's the problem?
TUCKER: I can't release the docking clamps.
(The Suliban try to force their way in.)
ARCHER: Ignite the thrusters. Go to full power.
(They finally rip free, leaving Suliban floating in vacuum.)
ARCHER: Archer to Mayweather.
TRAVIS [OC]: We see you, Captain.
ARCHER: Set a course back ward the Vulcan ship. Go to warp four as soon
as we're aboard.
TRAVIS [OC]: Yes, sir.
T'POL: It took a while before we realized that the
three discs had to work in unison. The interface seems to be holding.
HOSHI: The Stealth Cruiser was definitely in orbit of the Paraagan
colony when the explosion took place. They were monitoring us very
closely. There are sensors logs that tracked our course, our altitude,
even our hull temperature. Look at these.
(Lovely shots of Enterprise
viewed from underneath with the planet behind.)
ARCHER: I can't believe how close they got.
T'POL: They got a lot closer than you think.
(She calls up images of the
shuttlepod on it's way to the surface.)
HOSHI: Those cloaking devices sure come in handy.
T'POL: They were docked with the shuttlepod for nearly two minutes.
ARCHER: Just long enough to attach this and cloak it. Good work. Keep
at it. Get me Admiral Forrest.
FORREST [on monitor]: Sounds like pretty solid
evidence. Where the hell did you get it?
ARCHER: It's all on three data discs we took from a cloaked Suliban
FORREST [on monitor]: But how did you know about that cruiser? And if
it was cloaked, how could you find it?
ARCHER: I've got friends in high places.
FORREST [on monitor]: This is going to be a very interesting
debriefing. Get to the Vulcan ship as quickly as you can. I'll let them
know what you've got. I can't tell you how pleased I am, Jonathan.
After all you've done, I would have hated to see this end.
ARCHER: Thank you for believing in us, Admiral. Archer out.
[Temporal chamber - Suliban Helix]
SILIK: They boarded a cloaked vessel and they knew
exactly where to find the discs.
FUTURE MAN: They weren't acting alone.
SILIK: My ships are fast. We can overtake them and destroy Enterprise.
FUTURE MAN: Have your ships bring me Archer. Allow Enterprise to
SILIK: But we need to recover the discs.
FUTURE MAN: Archer. You know what happened the last time you failed me.
ARCHER: It was ten months ago. He brought me back
ten months, but I knew everything I know now. How is that possible?
T'POL: As I've told you, the Vulcan Science Directorate has concluded
that time travel is impossible.
ARCHER: Well, good for the Vulcan Science Directorate. Maybe they can
tell me how I woke up yesterday knowing exactly where that Suliban ship
was, or how I suddenly had the ability to construct a quantum beacon to
see through its cloak. And while they're at it, they might as well tell
me how I knew where to find those discs.
T'POL: All valid questions, but to conclude that the only answer is
that you acquired this information from a dead crewman who transported
you back through time is illogical.
ARCHER: Why don't you give me another explanation?
T'POL: I can't.
ARCHER: Because there isn't one. I got a call from Trip, something
about inspection pods. It was the exact same call I got the day before
they found Klaang. Word for word.
T'POL: Perhaps you were dreaming.
ARCHER: Listen. I never thought this was possible, either, but I
travelled through time and I need you to believe me.
ARCHER: Because it's hard enough trying to fathom all this without
having my Science Officer, a colleague who I trust and rely on, the
person who got me to stop feeling sorry for myself, accusing me of
being an hallucinating madman.
T'POL: I don't remember accusing you of anything.
REED [OC]: Bridge to Archer.
REED [OC]: We're getting some strange readings, sir. It might not be a
bad idea for you to come out here.
REED: I've taken the liberty of asking Commander
Tucker to join us.
ARCHER: What's the problem?
REED: We're having trouble balancing the warp field.
ARCHER: Looks okay to me.
REED: It's odd. It'll be stable one moment, and then, for no reason,
it'll go slightly out of alignment.
TUCKER: What are you guys doing to my engines?
T'POL: The auto-stabilisers aren't functioning properly.
TUCKER: The computer ran its last diagnostic on them less than ten
minutes ago. They look fine.
REED: Well, they're not. We've had to realign the field a dozen times
over the last hour.
ARCHER: Load torpedoes, and stand by all weapons. Deploy the beacons,
Travis. Modify the Viewscreen and aim the beacons aft.
(The viewscreen shows six green blobs in formation just beyond the
ARCHER: Swing them down slowly.
(Another six blobs come into view.)
TUCKER: It looks like we're in a swarm of cloaked bees.
ARCHER: Charge the phase cannons.
HOSHI: We're being hailed.
ARCHER: Put it through.
SILIK [on viewscreen]: I wouldn't advise using your weapons, Jonathan.
Perhaps if we decloak, you'll understand why.
(There are dozens of the pods. Hoshi suspends the transmission.)
REED: They're all armed with high-yield particle weapons, sir.
ARCHER: How many could you take out?
REED: Before they open fire? Not enough, sir.
SILIK [on viewscreen]: One of my ships is approaching your starboard
docking port. I'd like you to board it immediately.
ARCHER: What do you want with me?
SILIK [on viewscreen]: You have five minutes. If you don't comply I
have permission to destroy Enterprise.
ARCHER: How do I know you won't destroy Enterprise either way?
SILIK [on viewscreen]: You have my word, Captain. And you also have
four and a half minutes left. (ends transmission)
ARCHER: (to T'Pol) I'm placing you in command. I advise you to maintain
your present course and speed. I don't know what's going to happen, but
try to keep an open mind. Especially when it comes to things the Vulcan
Science Directorate says are impossible.
T'POL: I'll try.
TUCKER: Captain, this is crazy. How do you know what they're going to
ARCHER: T'Pol's in command now, Trip. Do whatever you n to help her.
That goes for all of you. (to Hoshi) Keep an eye on Porthos for me,
would you? Remember, no cheese.
(Archer steps into turbolift, and walks out into - a devastated building.)
SILIK [on viewscreen]: Your captain's playing a very dangerous game,
SILIK [on viewscreen]: He has thirty seconds left. Did he think I
(Hoshi pauses transmission.)
TUCKER: The turbolift's on E deck. It's empty.
T'POL: Where is he?
TUCKER: I'm not reading his biosigns. He must be on the Suliban ship.
T'POL: (resuming transmission) Captain Archer is no longer aboard
Enterprise. Perhaps you should check with the vessel you sent for him.
SILIK [on viewscreen]: I thought he was smarter than this. He could
have saved all your lives. What a waste.
TRAVIS: The docked ship is moving away.
REED: It's targeting our warp core. They're all targeting the warp
(Archer steps through the tangled mass of girders
until he comes to a broken window, and looks out on a cityscape of
wrecked skyscrapers and a sullen grey cloudy sky.)
DANIELS: Ten minutes ago, that vista was more beautiful than anything
you could imagine.
ARCHER: Where am I?
DANIELS: I had breakfast in that room less than half an hour ago. Then
I was instructed to bring you here. They told me that the timeline
wouldn't be safe if you boarded that Suliban ship. Someone was very
ARCHER: Where is here?
DANIELS: You're in the thirty first century, Captain, or what's left of
ARCHER: You said the Suliban wouldn't follow us, that we'd make it
safely to the Vulcan ship.
DANIELS: As far as I was told that was exactly what was supposed to
ARCHER: So you're telling me this just happened? It doesn't look like
it just happened.
DANIELS: No. It looks like it happened a long time ago.
ARCHER: If bringing me here caused this, then send me back. I'll take
my chances with Silik.
DANIELS: You don't understand. All our equipment, the time portals,
have been destroyed. Everything's been destroyed. There's no way to
send you back.
To Be Continued