[OC]: Previously on Enterprise
Francisco]: You, Denobulan, come with us.
ANTAAK [Laboratory]: A
virus is spreading from planet to planet. Millions are already
PHLOX: What do you want with me?.
ANTAAK: If this continues, the Klingon species will cease to exist.
HARRIS [North Maple - night]:
There's a job that needs doing, Lieutenant. It may be the only way to
save your friend's life.
PHLOX [Laboratory]: You
don't seriously expect me to help you create Klingon augments.
K'VAGH: Take him.
ARCHER [Brig]: The
Malcolm Reed I know would give his life before committing treason.
REED: There are some obligations that go beyond my loyalty to you and
(Over scenes of the Klingons sabotaging Enterprise.)
T'POL [OC]: T'Pol to Captain Archer.
ARCHER [OC]: Go ahead.
T'POL [OC]: The warp matrix has been compromised by a Klingon
T'POL [Engineering]: It's
infiltrated our command protocols.
Pressure's increasing again.
ARCHER [Turbolift]: Take
us to warp five point two.
Sir, we can't hold that speed for long.
ARCHER [OC]: We're out of options, Travis. Five point two.
T'POL [OC]: And now, the conclusion.
ARCHER: We have forty seven minutes until our
REED: What did the Klingons do to it?.
ARCHER: They altered our engineering subroutines. If we go below warp
five, the reactor's going to explode.
REED: How can I help?
ARCHER: I've just been talking with Trip. Columbia can rendezvous with
us in thirty minutes. He says he can restore
REED: He can't do that from Columbia.
ARCHER: We're going to bring him onboard.
REED: The transporter won't operate at warp, and docking's out of the
ARCHER: Trip told me you have experience transferring personnel at warp
REED: In training exercises, yes, and at warp speed one. Every move was
rehearsed in simulators for weeks.
ARCHER: We don't have weeks.
REED: We'll have to merge our warp field with Columbia's.
ARCHER: T'Pol's doing the calculations now. At warp five, we'll have to
move within fifty metres of each other.
REED: Has anyone ever done this before?
ARCHER: Travis can handle the flying. Can you get Trip over here?
REED: You'll have to let me out of this Brig.
(The four double-columns of lights are pulsing away
behind the Captain's chair.)
ERIKA: Commander Tucker.
[Colombia Launch bay]
ERIKA [OC]: Are you ready for this?
TUCKER: (in full EV suit) As ready as I'll ever be.
ERIKA: Open a channel.
ERIKA [OC]: Columbia to Enterprise.
ARCHER: This is Archer.
ERIKA [OC]: We're matching speed and trajectory as requested.
ARCHER: Stand by, Columbia. Archer to Reed.
REED: (also fully suited up) Go ahead.
ARCHER [OC]: We're in position.
REED: Have them start their rotation.
(Colombia turns over so the two ships are running keel to keel.)
TRAVIS: Coming up on one hundred metres. Ninety,
ARCHER: This is the Bridge. All hands brace for warp field contact.
(Reed watches Colombia appear in the open launch
door. Enterprise jolts as they get close.)
REED: Hold her steady, Travis
REED [OC]: Or Chef'll know who to blame for the
mess in the Galley.
TRAVIS: We're at fifty metres and holding.
ARCHER: Make sure everything's ready for Trip in Engineering.
(T'Pol leaves the Bridge)
ARCHER: Archer to Reed. You're all clear.
REED [OC]: Understood.
REED: Columbia, I'm deploying the tether.
[Colombia Launch bay]
(The grappler whizzes out between the two ships and
hits the ceiling within arms reach of Tucker standing on the steps.)
TUCKER: Nice shooting, Malcolm.
(Tucker attaches himself to the line.)
TUCKER: Tucker to Captain Hernandez.
ERIKA [OC]: Go ahead.
TUCKER: I'm heading out.
ERIKA [OC]: Quick as you can, Commander.
[Between the ships]
TUCKER: Never thought I'd see the stars like this.
ERIKA: Eyes on the cable, Commander. I need you
back here in one piece.
REED: You're doing fine, Trip.
(Enterprise shakes again.)
ARCHER: T'Pol, what's happening?
T'POL: I'm reading a fluctuation in the warp field.
ARCHER [OC]: Take power from life support if you have to.
ARCHER: But keep the field constant.
TRAVIS: Sir, I'm having trouble holding position. Fifty two metres.
[Just outside Enterprise Launch bay]
TUCKER: Don't mean to be a pest, but could someone
tell me what's going on?
REED: You're almost here, Trip. Keep going.
ARCHER: Engineering, report!
T'POL: I'm rerouting power now, Captain. Stand by.
TRAVIS: Fifty nine metres.
(Tucker appears to have made it inside the doors.)
REED: The tether's at its limit! Hurry up!
T'POL: T'Pol to the Bridge. It's not working. The
field is still fluctuating.
REED: Almost there!
(Tucker reaches Reed, and he gets him unhooked from the line just
before the unit gets pulled off the ceiling and goes flying into
TUCKER: Permission to come aboard?
REED: Bridge, I have him.
ARCHER: You all right, Trip?
TUCKER: I'll feel a lot better when this is over.
There's only one way to do this, Captain. A cold start. I have to shut
down the reactor and re-set the algorithms. Once we bring the warp
engine back online, the subroutines should be back to normal.
ARCHER: But if we shut down the reactor.
TUCKER [OC]: That's why we need to move inside Columbia's warp field.
TUCKER: They can sustain our speed while I
reinitialize the engines.
ARCHER: They won't be able to hold us for more than
a minute or two. They don't have enough power.
TUCKER: I've got a shortcut in mind.
TUCKER [OC]: Those subroutines
TUCKER: Would take hours to decrypt. Better just to
purge them wipe them clean.
ARCHER: I'll contact Columbia.
(Tucker and Reed have taken off their EV suits, and
the two MACOs are waiting.)
TUCKER: What're they here for?
REED: The Captain and I have had a slight misunderstanding.
TUCKER: How slight?
REED: These gentlemen are here to escort me back to the Brig. Don't
worry, I'll tell you all about it when we're not quite so busy.
(They head off in opposite directions.)
TUCKER: Fancy meeting you here. Intermix pressure?
T'POL: Fifteen twenty seven.
TUCKER: Field variance?
T'POL: Eighty seven millicochranes.
TUCKER: Somebody hasn't been taking very good care of my engine.
T'POL: Speak with the Klingons. What are you doing?
TUCKER: You might want to take notes. I'm about to perform a manual
shut-down and restart in less than two minutes.
T'POL: That's not possible.
TUCKER: Watch me.
(He climbs onto the top of the engine.)
ERIKA: Columbia to Enterprise.
ARCHER: Go ahead.
ERIKA [OC]: I've routed everything I've got to my warp field.
ERIKA: Do me a favour, Jonathan. Make this quick.
(With the twin ships still flying belly to belly, the warp fields merge
ARCHER: Archer to Trip. Ready when you are.
TUCKER: Stand by! Everyone get away from the
bulkheads! It's going to get a little hot in here!
(He does something quick and nasty to a relay in the warp engine, then
dashes down the ladders.)
TUCKER: Reactor shut down in five, four, three, two, one!
(There's a big bright bang, and everything switches off.)
TUCKER: T'Pol, prime the injectors. Jenkins, man the relays!
JENKINS: Yes, sir!
(Tucker goes to the warp engine controls and starts ripping out
ERIKA: Colombia to Enterprise. You've got about
ARCHER [OC]: Trip, how's it going?
TUCKER: Just another minute, Captain.
ARCHER [OC]: You don't have a minute!
TUCKER: Get ready to initialise the matrix.
ERIKA: Enterprise, we're losing the field.
ARCHER: Fifteen seconds, Trip.
TUCKER: Almost there. Full power to containment!
Fire up the antimatter stream!
ARCHER [OC]: Ten seconds. Nine, eight, seven, six.
TUCKER: Here we go!
ARCHER: Four, three, two.
(The warp field flares bright again around the two ships as the engine
comes back to life.)
TRAVIS: We've got warp power.
T'POL: Engineering to the Bridge. The subroutines
have been purged.
ARCHER [OC]: Appreciate the house call, Mister Tucker.
TUCKER: Any time. I'd like to drop to impulse for a while
TUCKER [OC]: Captain, just to check things over.
ARCHER: Stand by. Enterprise to Columbia. Thanks for the lift.
ERIKA: You're not getting away with my Chief
Engineer that easily.
ARCHER: Any plans for the next few days?
ERIKA: What've you got in mind?
(Antaak makes his way surreptitiously to where
Phlox has been dumped on a bed)
ANTAAK: Phlox. Phlox. This will help. (but Phlox rejects the bottle) My
apologies for the General's conduct. So cruel. This is no way to treat
a man of science.
(Phlox is in great discomfort or pain.)
Then end it. Contact Starfleet.
ANTAAK: My people need you, Phlox. We have no healers with your
PHLOX: You want me to create Klingon Augments. Living weapons. I won't
ANTAAK: No, no. I've been reviewing your work. It's brilliant. You have
discovered a weakness in the virus causing the plague. If we interrupt
the transcription sequence here (shows him a PADD)
PHLOX: Yes. Yes. That would stop the genetic effects of the virus in
stage one. There'd be changes of appearance, some minor neural
reordering, but no development of stage two characteristics. No
enhanced strength or speed or endurance. But then General K'Vagh would
not get his Augments. He would never allow it.
ANTAAK: What if we don't tell him?
PHLOX: Do you understand what will happen if the General learns that
we've deceived him?
ANTAAK: A cure would save millions of innocent lives. What more
honourable death could there be for a healer,
Klingon or Denobulan?
Captain's Starlog, supplemental. I've asked
Columbia to join us in our search for Phlox. We'll have a better chance
of making it through Klingon territory with twice the firepower.
(Reed is being manhandled along by two MACOs.)
REED: I don't suppose you can tell me where I'm going this time? No, I
didn't think so.
(Archer has got an image of Harris up on Reed's
REED: Those are my personal files.
ARCHER: Not when they affect my ship. T'Pol restored everything you
tried to erase. We ran his face and voiceprint through our database.
His name is Harris. He worked in Starfleet Security up till five years
ago. After that, his file ends.
REED: Captain, there's nothing more I can add.
ARCHER: I won't accept that. You endangered every member of this crew.
You answer to me. I thought I knew
you, Malcolm. Whatever hold this Harris has on you, you could have come
REED: I'm under orders.
ARCHER: I'm your commanding officer! If you don't tell me what's going
on, I'll go to Starfleet. Whatever you think you've been trying to keep
hidden is going to come out. Is that what you want? Is that what you want?!
REED: I can't tell you what I don't know.
ARCHER: Then let me talk to someone who can. Send a message to Harris.
ANTAAK: Has the House of Phlox always been one of
PHLOX: There is no, uh, House of Phlox. Denobulan family units are
different from Klingons.
ANTAAK: Ah, yes. I've heard. Three wives for each husband. Three
husbands for each wife. Your mating practices must be very complex.
PHLOX: Wondrously so. What about the House of Antaak?
ANTAAK: We are a warrior caste. When I became a healer, my father
PHLOX: As a physician in the Imperial Fleet, you've served in the
ANTAAK: Not as well as I should have. I did not screen my subjects
properly. This plague, all its victims, it's my fault. My failure is
the reason you're here.
(The group of augmented Klingons who boarded
Enterprise come to make their report.)
LANETH: (a female) The humans could not stop us.
K'VAGH: I am your superior. You will salute.
(She does so, sarcastically.)
LANETH: Enterprise was destroyed. Starfleet will think it was her
K'VAGH: One of you is missing.
LANETH: Your son was slow. The humans killed him.
K'VAGH: Did he die with honour?
LANETH: He let humans kill him.
ANTAAK: Doctor Phlox has made excellent progress.
PHLOX: I've identified the RNA sequences that code
K'VAGH: Details I can pass on to my superiors.
PHLOX: I know where to look for the switch that will turn off the
K'VAGH: How long until you find it?
PHLOX: An hour.
K'VAGH: One hour.
(K'Vagh goes to a room, possibly his office, and contacts another
Klingon via his computer monitor.)
KRELL: What do you want?
K'VAGH: I have news for the High Council.
K'VAGH [OC]: The Denobulan is close to perfecting the Augment's genome.
KRELL: The Council has shut down your project.
K'VAGH [on monitor]: If you sterilise this colony, then all our
research will be lost.
KRELL [on monitor]: The fleet will reach you in
three days. If you're successful by the time we enter orbit, Qu'Vat
will be spared.
TUCKER: Captain, it's going to be a while before
everything's back to normal in Engineering.
ARCHER: Can Kelby handle it?
TUCKER: I could pull a little double duty to help him out. I could
check with Captain Hernandez.
ARCHER: Something else?
TUCKER: What the hell's going on with Malcolm?
ARCHER: Nothing I can get into right now.
TUCKER: Fair enough. Guess I'd better get back to Columbia.
T'POL: I'll walk with you.
T'POL: Are you enjoying your time aboard Columbia?
TUCKER: Sure. Why wouldn't I?
T'POL: You haven't been experiencing any problems?
TUCKER: Such as?
T'POL: Adjusting to new food, new routines, trouble sleeping.
TUCKER: I sleep just fine. How about you?
TUCKER: You sure about that?
K'VAGH: Your hour is up.
PHLOX: We're getting the test results now.
K'VAGH: We are running out of time!
PHLOX: General, I know the Klingon fleet is on its way, and I
understand what this project cost you, personally. Antaak told me about
K'VAGH: He died in combat for the Empire.
PHLOX: At least he was spared the final stage of this disease. May I
ask how he was infected?
K'VAGH: Command chose his unit for the augment experiment when we had
exhausted our supply of prisoners.
My son was a warrior. He asked for no special treatment, and I gave him
(Reed can't cut his meat with the plastic knife,
and Marab throws his meal against the wall.)
REED: What'd they give you?
MARAB: It's dead. I can't eat that. No wonder you're all so weak.
REED: Physical strength isn't everything.
MARAB: Well, you can't win wars without it.
REED: Being smart is more important. General Sun Tzu said that the
greatest victories are those won without fighting.
MARAB: The great Kahless said there's no victory without combat.
REED: Do you ever question why you fight?
MARAB: Soldiers don't question. They obey.
REED: What if your superiors are wrong?
MARAB: They're imprisoned, or killed.
REED: That's not how we do things in Starfleet.
MARAB: Which is why the Klingon Empire will defeat you.
REED: Then how come you're in the same Brig that I'm in?
(K'Vagh is meeting his Augment team in their
LANETH: You said we'd become stronger. This is what you've done to us.
K'VAGH: He will become infectious soon. He should be quarantined.
LANETH: We'll remain here. If we're going to die, we'll die together as
K'VAGH: Be patient, Lieutenant. The Denobulan is working to stabilise
the human DNA. You will all be healthy again, and stronger than any
LANETH: Will he restore our appearance?
K'VAGH: I don't know.
LANETH: How do you expect us to return home looking like this? We will
be outcasts. There will be no place for us in the Empire.
K'VAGH: Your heart is still Klingon.
LANETH: Are you certain of that? During the battle with the Starfleet
ship I felt fear for the first time since I was a child. I wasn't
alone. I could see it in the eyes of the others. We've become like
them. Weak, cowardly. It would be better for us to die.
K'VAGH: As long as I draw breath, the Empire will not turn its back on
(Porthos is on the bed, sulking.)
ARCHER: I get the feeling you miss Phlox, too. Maybe it's just the
stash of cheese he's got in Sickbay. (his monitor beeps) Hold that
HARRIS [on monitor]: Captain Archer, I'm told you have some questions
ARCHER: Where's my doctor?
HARRIS [on monitor]: He's safe, on a mission of great importance to
ARCHER: Phlox was kidnapped. Starfleet would never authorise that.
HARRIS [on monitor]: Reread the Charter, Article 14, Section 31. There
are a few lines that make allowances for bending the rules during times
of extraordinary threat.
ARCHER: What threat?
HARRIS [on monitor]: Take your pick. Earth's got a lot of enemies.
ARCHER: Klingons attacked my ship. Is that what we're talking about?
HARRIS [on monitor]: What I want to talk about is Lieutenant Reed. He's
done good work for us over the years. Don't be too hard on him. He was
just following my orders.
ARCHER: You put him in an impossible position.
HARRIS [on monitor]: I can understand why you would feel that way, but
this is bigger than one captain and one ship.
ARCHER: You're going to have to do better than that.
HARRIS [on monitor]: All I can tell you is that if you interfere before
Phlox completes his assignment, the repercussions will
affect entire worlds.
(Phlox is holding four vials of green stuff.)
PHLOX: One of these four strains has the genetic trigger that can
neutralise the virus before it advances to its lethal stage.
K'VAGH: Which one?
PHLOX: I don't know yet. That's why I have to check each of them.
K'VAGH: How long will it take?
PHLOX: A week. Your fleet can quarantine this world while I complete my
tests. Sterilisation is not necessary.
K'VAGH: Fleet Admiral Krell will not extend his deadline.
PHLOX: The only possible way to get results on Krell's schedule is to
infect four healthy Klingons!
K'VAGH: You have four right here!
PHLOX: Only one of these strains will work. The other three will be
lethal. Ethically, it's unthinkable.
K'VAGH: The ethics, Doctor, are simple. Three lives to save millions.
(Antaak doesn't look too keen on the idea.)
REED: At first, it didn't seem like lying.
ARCHER: What else would you call it?
REED: Covert operations. I was a young ensign, it was exciting.
ARCHER: How do you feel about it now?
REED: I thought it was done. This is the first time that Harris has
contacted me since I've served on Enterprise. He told me about the
plague. He said they needed Phlox to help the Klingons find a cure. I
was supposed to just slow us down.
ARCHER: Did Harris tell you about this?
(He hands over a PADD,)
ARCHER: I had T'Pol take a closer look at our prisoner's medical scans.
REED: It's human DNA.
ARCHER: I'm guessing the plague is a side effect of a military
experiment that went wrong.
REED: I didn't know.
ARCHER: Harris claims he's doing this because Starfleet needs a stable
REED: Do you believe him?
ARCHER: I don't trust him. If the Klingons needed our help, there are
easier ways to get it.
REED: I wanted to tell you everything, Captain.
ARCHER: There's a way out of this. I don't have to put you back in the
Brig, but you have to choose where your loyalties lie.
REED: I wasn't told where Phlox was taken, but Starfleet intelligence
believe that Klingons have a genetic research facility on Qu'Vat
(The turbolift door opens to reveal Reed with
Archer. T'Pol stands and heads turn.)
ARCHER: As you were.
(Reed takes back his station from a woman.)
ARCHER: How long until we reach Qu'Vat?
TRAVIS: Six hours, sir.
REED: Captain, we need to be ready for Klingon patrols. I suggest that
Columbia withdraws to a safer distance
so that we don't make a single target.
ARCHER: Open a channel to Captain Hernandez.
(Antaak and the other two Klingons are in the
PHLOX: Why did you think you'd succeed in perfecting Augments when
Doctor Soong failed?
K'VAGH: Soong's mistake was that he made too few of them.
PHLOX: The Earth once had thousands. They became tyrannical and started
K'VAGH: Klingons have discipline.
PHLOX: Augments don't. Their increased aggression is matched by their
decreased inhibitions. You'd lose control of them, just as humans did.
(Phlox injects K'Vagh.)
K'VAGH: How long until we know which one of us survives?
PHLOX: An hour, at most.
K'VAGH: Would bloodwine affect the results?
PHLOX: I don't believe so.
(K'Vagh produces a flask from an inside pocket.)
Then we shall drink to the bravery of these warriors! Doctor?
PHLOX: Never on the job.
(Marab is on a biobed, coughing.)
ARCHER: We know Phlox was taken to Qu'Vat Colony to work on a cure.
We're going to be there in less than an hour.
MARAB: Krell's patrols will crush you.
REED: They've all been recalled to enforce quarantine zones.
ARCHER: Phlox will be in the medical facility. We need the
co-ordinates. If you don't want to help us, help your people.
(Phlox has gone to the Augment's barracks.)
LANETH: My brothers?
PHLOX: They're quite ill. So are you. Try to rest.
ANTAAK: (entering) Doctor. The two guards are displaying the first
PHLOX: That accounts for two of the three lethal strains.
ANTAAK: So either General K'Vagh lives, or I do. (Phlox scans him) It's
the General, isn't it? His strain has the cure.
PHLOX: If we work quickly, there's a chance we can treat you in time.
(The Fleet Admiral is eating live gagh when his
KRELL: What now?
HARRIS [on monitor]: There's been a complication.
KRELL: Another one?
HARRIS [on monitor]: This time, your people failed to stop Enterprise.
It's on its way to Qu'Vat, with Columbia.
KRELL: Order them to withdraw.
HARRIS [on monitor]: You know I don't have that authority.
KRELL: Then I'll destroy them.
HARRIS [on monitor]: We had an arrangement!
KRELL: You did what I wanted. I don't need you anymore.
HARRIS [on monitor]: You agreed that both our governments would benefit
if the two of us worked together.
KRELL: And you believed me.
PHLOX: Load the amino acids. I'll extract the viral
DNA from his blood.
(The door opens, and an armed man in a Starfleet uniform enters.)
ARCHER: You all right?
PHLOX: Better now that you are here.
K'VAGH: I was told that you had been killed.
MARAB: The humans spared me.
ARCHER: I came to get my doctor back.
K'VAGH: We need him here.
ARCHER: I have two ships in orbit, heavily armed.
PHLOX: Gentlemen, please. I think I can speak for myself. Captain. I
need a little more time to cure this plague.
K'VAGH: Cure? You were supposed to be perfect the Augment genome!
PHLOX: I lied. Your son may be alive, but he will not survive much
longer unless I don't complete my work. A few hours, Captain, that's
all I ask. Several million patients are counting on it.
REED: Commander, three Klingon battlecruisers have
just dropped out of warp.
T'POL: Open a channel to Columbia.
HOSHI: The Klingons are jamming everything.
(A klaxon sounds.)
MARAB: What is it?
K'VAGH: Krell's ships are here.
ARCHER: Keep working. Archer to Enterprise. Tell the Klingons we have
the cure. Enterprise, respond!
KRELL [OC]: This is Fleet Admiral Krell.
KRELL: I'm under orders to eradicate this colony.
ARCHER: You don't have to do that. My doctor can
stop the plague.
KRELL: I have a more effective solution.
PHLOX: Hello, Admiral Krell. This is Doctor Phlox.
I am transmitting the details of an antivirus. Feel free to have your
physicians confirm my findings, and you're welcome to call with any
KRELL [OC]: My orders are clear.
KRELL: Captain Archer, your ships are now the
property of the Klingon Empire. Stand down or be destroyed! Proceed as
planned. Leave nothing standing.
TRAVIS: The lead ship's moving into a lower orbit.
REED: They're charging weapons.
T'POL: Intercept course. Columbia?
HOSHI: I can't get through.
REED: They're firing on the colony.
T'POL: Target their disruptors!
(The room rocks to weapons fire.)
ARCHER: How strong are the shields around this place?
K'VAGH: Not strong enough. You said you had two ships in orbit!
ARCHER: I'm sure they're doing everything they can. Archer to
(As Enterprise makes another pass on Krell's ship,
the other two Klingons chase and attack.)
REED: They're closing from astern. (explosions) Aft cannons are down.
(Then Colombia swoops in to the rear of the Klingons.)
ERIKA: Columbia to Enterprise. Looked like you
could use a hand. Let's keep those ships off their tail.
K'VAGH: Your ships are taking damage.
ARCHER: How much longer?
PHLOX: As I said, in another few hours.
ARCHER: Can you speed that up a little? Phlox, I've got an idea. If we
want to get out of here in one piece, we've got to get that cure, and
we're got to get it fast.
PHLOX: I could finish the antivirus in less time if I had a human host
to replicate enough antibodies.
ARCHER: I don't see any other humans around.
PHLOX: Captain, I would have to expose you to the plague. I cannot
predict what it might do to you.
ARCHER: Will it give you the cure?
ARCHER: Let's get started.
K'VAGH: What do you intend to do?
ARCHER: This virus may be our best weapon against Krell. Ready when you
(Phlox straps him into the chair.)
TACTICAL: One of the ships is losing power. Their
port nacelle is vulnerable.
ERIKA: Then fire at will.
PHLOX: In addition to the virus, I'm injecting you
with a metabolic catalyst to accelerate your immune response.
It won't be pleasant.
REED: It's no use. I can't penetrate their shields.
HOSHI: Commander. I've broken through their jamming frequencies.
T'POL: T'Pol to Captain Archer.
T'POL [OC]: Captain, respond!
PHLOX: Doctor Phlox here. The Captain is indisposed at the moment.
PHLOX: I imagine you have your hands full up there.
T'POL: To say the least.
(Archer is writhing in pain.)
PHLOX: We have a plan to defuse this situation, but we'll need a few
more minutes to carry it out. I'd appreciate it if you could keep the
ceiling from caving in on us until then.
T'POL [OC]: Understood.
T'POL: How much hull plating do we have left?
REED: Sixty two percent.
T'POL: Mister Mayweather, put us directly between that cruiser and the
colony. You may want to divert all available power to our dorsal
REED: Aye, aye.
PHLOX: It's working.
(Archer starts to grow forehead ridges)
TRAVIS: They're shifting their orbit.
T'POL: Stay with them.
REED: Hull plating's down to forty percent.
T'POL: Keep firing. Captain Hernandez, please direct your weapons at
the battle cruiser.
ERIKA: Wish I could help. We just lost our weapons!
(Archer is breaking his restrains, so K'Vagh holds
PHLOX: It's done! Hold him!
(He takes blood from Archer.)
PHLOX: We've got it. Is the canister ready?
ANTAAK: It's set to disperse five seconds after transport.
PHLOX: Send it. Open a channel to Krell.
(Antaak beams the canister away.)
REED: Hull plating's nearly down. We can't hold
this position much longer.
PHLOX: Admiral Krell. Doctor Phlox again. By now
you may have noticed the
PHLOX [OC]: Small package which we sent to your
Bridge. What you may not know is that it contains a potent sample of
the metagenic virus. Even as we speak it is dispersing throughout your
ship, infecting you and your crew.
KRELL: You're lying!
PHLOX [OC]: Check your internal sensors. You will find
PHLOX: That the atmosphere contains approximately
twenty parts per million of the viral strain. Or if you don't trust
your sensors, trust your senses. You will feel the initial symptoms in
about thirty minutes. A tightness in the chest, irregular heartbeat
PHLOX [OC]: Tingling in your cranial ridges.
KRELL: This is a cowardly attack!
PHLOX: Maybe so. But I'm prepared to give you the
cure. Thanks to Captain Archer, I've managed to complete the antivirus.
Of course, if you destroy this colony, well, treating you and your crew
could prove difficult. I suggest you power down your weapons, Admiral,
and let me cure your people.
Captain's Starlog, supplemental. Admiral Krell has
convinced the High Council to call off their sterilisation programme.
They've promised to distribute Phlox's cure throughout the Empire.
PHLOX: There's no trace of the virus in your
(Antaak touches his smooth forehead.)
My targ won't even recognise me.
PHLOX: In the future, it may be possible to reverse the cosmetic
ANTAAK: I suppose this is what I deserve. Millions of my people will
have to live with this disfigurement. It'll be passed on to our
children. Life won't be easy for us.
PHLOX: You did your best to correct your mistakes. That's all we can
ask of ourselves.
ANTAAK: I doubt my superiors will allow me to remain in my position.
I'll need to find a new specialty. Perhaps cranial reconstruction.
PHLOX: I have a feeling that's about to become very popular.
(T'Pol and Captain Hernandez enter, and go to Archer's biobed.)
ANTAAK: I'm grateful for everything that you've done.
T'POL: How are you feeling?
(Archer has slight cranial ridges.)
Not too bad aside, from some strange cravings. A plate full of live
gagh sounds pretty good right now.
PHLOX: The cravings should disappear in a day or so, along with your
TUCKER: No, I'd keep them if I were you, Captain. It makes you look
ERIKA: I should be get back on the road.
ARCHER: One of us needs to get some exploring done. Thanks for your
ERIKA: I don't know how you survived all these years without me.
T'POL: Shouldn't you be joining her?
ARCHER: I asked Trip to stick around for a little while to help us out
T'POL: Indeed. Our new Chief Engineer will no doubt be delighted for
TUCKER: No, Kelby's got nothing to worry about. I'm only here
(Reed is lying on his bunk, reading, when the
REED: What do you want?
HARRIS [on monitor]: I called to thank you. Everything went according
to our projections. The Empire's been stabilised.
I doubt very much they'll be experimenting with Augments anytime soon.
REED: We could've explained everything to Captain Archer.
HARRIS [on monitor]: That's not how Krell wanted things done.
REED: Since when do we do things the way the Klingons want?
HARRIS [on monitor]: When it's in our interest. I had to keep certain
details from you as well. I hope there are no hard feelings. This
mission wouldn't have succeeded without you, Lieutenant.
REED: Don't ever contact me again. Is that clear?
HARRIS [on monitor]: Maybe you didn't understand our recruitment
policy. You can't simply walk away.
REED: I answer to one Commanding Officer. Jonathan Archer.
HARRIS [on monitor]: Lieutenant, why don't we
(Reed ends the conversation and returns to his book.)