Aboard Enterprise, Trip and Reed consult with the Fat Vulcan captain. Y'all might be wondering why I'm making such a thing out of His Rotund Eminence, but seriously, when was the last time you saw a pudgy Vulcan? They're usually all so spare and slender -- living on nothing but plomeek soup and vegetables -- so when a heftier one appears, it's kinda jarring. Fat Vulcan tells Trip and Reed that their "vessel is ill-equipped to mount a rescue mission," and they would likely get captured. "My team will penetrate their base of operations," Fat Vulcan says. Trip doesn't know what he's talking about, but Reed, always quickest with the brainwaves, says, "Sounds to me like you're planning an assault." Trip questions the Fat Vulcan as to whether he considered the fact that a Vulcan assault could result in the death of Quantum and T'Pol. "We've dealt with this sort of threat in the past. Swift, decisive action is the logical response," Fat Vulcan informs him. "Yer awfully trigger-happy for someone who's repressed his emotions," Trip comments. Always with the below-the-belt attack. Why do Quantum and Trip resort to taunting Vulcans about their repressed emotions in order to win an argument? Fat Vulcan tells Trip that, as the Coridon terrorists have captured a Vulcan officer, they naturally want to ensure that it doesn't happen again. "This isn't your planet," Reed says. "Maybe the Coridon government has something to say about this." Yeah, but not much, judging by the Coridon Chancellor's reaction to the Enterprise crew regarding the initial hostage report. Fat Vulcan says he's already consulted with the Coridon government: "She's given me full authority to implement this action." Trip starts hurling accusations like rotten tomatoes: "You don't really keer what happens to them, do yuh? You prob'ly wouldn't mind if they got caught in the crossfire. You'd consider it payback for what happened at P'Jem." Fat Vulcan calmly tells him, "It's not Vulcan policy to negotiate with terrorists." "Not even if it saves lives?" Trip demands. Fat Vulcan turns to look at him and tells him that any information they may have on the location of T'Pol and Quantum would be "useful." Trip sucks in his lips and tells him they don't have "eenythang." The Vulcans leave, and we're treated to a Dramatic Profile Shot of Trip saying, "Warm up the shuttle pod."
Episode Report CardKeckler: C+ | 302 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT