Movie Night. A Violet Veloured Vulcan sits in the front row and watches what appears to be a mystery. What happened to the Bing and Bob idea? Phlox makes inane comments to Trip, who makes inane comments back. Without turning around, T'Pol hints that they should stop their yapping. "Part of the fun of a mystery is trying to solve it before it ends. Using logic. You of all people should appreciate that," Trip argues smugly. T'Pol gives him the half-turn and responds, "Then use logic more quietly." Trip's jaw drops hysterically, partly in disbelief and partly because he has absolutely no comeback. The screen goes dark, and Quantum orders everyone on tactical alert.
In the hallway, someone buzzes by the Violet Veloured Vulcan really fast. She pauses and turns around. It happens again. The screen goes all bulbous -- like looking through an apartment peephole -- as T'Pol gets on the turbolift. One of the Vulcombies appears in the turbolift and attacks her. She fights him off and runs down a corridor. Stuff explodes and T'Pol has to fight off more Vulcombies. They surround her and start pulling her down, hissing, "T'Pol! T'Pol!" But their "T'Pol" turns into Phlox waking her up in Sickbay. She opens her eyes, and another Vulcombie looms over her. She gasps and sits up. Still unnecessarily nude under that blanket. Phlox grabs her shoulders, shakes her, and tells her she's okay. "You're on Enterprise. You're safe." Shaking, T'Pol lies back down again. Credits.
Creepy. I mean, except for that "it's all a dream!" thing -- I liked that. I know the whole episode wasn't a dream, but I wonder which part was. Just the movie sequence? I fervently hope Quantum's "a human saved is a human earned" speech was a dream, because that would mean T'Pol sees him as handing out cheesy speeches as though he were sommeliering a wine tasting.
Next week: Hoshi gets sucked into Labyrinth. I hope she's not too bored to ask, "You remind me of the babe." "Which babe?" "The babe with the power." "What power?" "The power of voodoo." "Who do?" "You do." "Do what?" "Remind me of the babe," and then David Bowie starts dancing and singing with his Tina Turner hair. I love that movie. Maybe I'll have to Netflix it this week.