Sickbay. A woman with a severely burned face lies in a bed, looking remarkably like Jeri Ryan. T'Pol tries to get Phlox's attention. He tells her he'll be with her in a minute, but she grabs his arm and gasps. That gets his attention. Phlox scans her and wants to know how long she's been a CRACK WHORE. Three months. And it's not for any logical reason as one might assume -- like attempting to immunize herself against Trellium-D, so the hull could be fortified with it, or relief from her Pa'nar Syndrome symptoms -- oh no, it's much, much stupider! After her first exposure to the Trellium, she discovered that it made her emotional and she wanted to EXPLORE THOSE EMOTIONS! If I were Blalock, I'd be pissed that I was being made to play the exact same character as Braga's Semi-Borgmade girlfriend. T'Pol explains her After School Special: she started small, got addicted, kept going, can't stop. Brain kills Trellium cells. "Do you think this episode counts towards UPN's PSA money?" the Evil Dr. Mathra asks. T'Pol goes on that her interactions with the crew improved. "Commander Tucker, for example," Phlox points out. Ahem. T'Pol realizes she was addicted two days ago when she became agitated, had wet dreams, and nearly died when she raided the canisters in the cargo bay. Phlox gives her an injection that will stabilize her neural pathways, and adds, "But the withdrawal symptoms will return in a few days. It's going to take some time." "I understand," T'Pol says. "Now, here's the soundtrack from Trainspotting, there's a great Lou Reed track on it, " the Evil Dr. Mathra pipes up. Quantum comm-orders T'Pol to the Bridge. Phlox thinks she should stay there for observation. "I have to go, the Captain needs me," T'Pol whines. "I expect you to report back here at the first sign of trouble," Phlox orders. T'Pol leaves after asking about doctor-patient confidentiality. "This is between you and your doctor," Phlox promises. And all the crew in Sickbay, who are just pretending to be asleep or maimed.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 290 USERS: C+
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