The Away Team in two sh'pods lands on Rigel X. The shranappers are ugly and mean and threatening. Shran and T'Pol suddenly find themselves surrounded. Can we discuss the fashion here? Shran, the Andorian from the frozen planet of Andoria, who gets excited at sub-zero temperatures, is bundled up in this thick pimp-tastic fur coat, which, unless he's hiding Quantum's furrows, just seems odd considering the following. T'Pol, a twig-like waif of a Vulcan from the hot planet of Vulcan, is wearing a fairly thin jacket and it's open, which means she's losing a lot of heat from her dinners. However, considering what those dinners are probably made of, maybe she's not losing so much heat. But still -- a fur coat that men wore in the early 1920s only when they went to Princeton football games? Shran, what are you thinking? So, ignoring some snark the shranappers throw their way, T'Pol and Shran insist on seeing the child before they hand over the amethyst. The child -- who seems rather on the green side for having two bluish parents -- is dragged out and shown to Shran. The shranappers have had the kid, what, a week? It was really special of them to keep her hair so nicely brushed and half-up. Shran asks Shranette if she's okay. "I'm hungry," the kid bleats. T'Pol opens the case and shows off the amethyst. Shran sets the case down on the floor and backs off. Shran nods to T'Pol and says, "Let her take the girl." The shranappers agree to this but insist that Shran stay, threatening the kid's life if Shran makes other plans. Shranette runs into her father's arms. Shran looks at his child and tells her to go with T'Pol: "You'll be safe with her. She'll find you something to eat." Is it just me, or does that make it sound like T'Pol's going to hunt something down and kill it for dinner? Shranette stares up at T'Pol and then back at Shran. "Obey your father," Shran says. And this is where I thought Shran was going to die. It would have made sense; he's already presumed dead, and besides, Shran has lived by the sword, so it fits that he would die by the sword. Not that I want him to die, mind you, but dying to get his daughter back is a nicer death than the one they gave Trip.
Episode Report CardKeckler: C- | 1101 USERS: B
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