Bridge in the past. Cpt. T'Pol gets a comm from Ambassador Soval telling her he needs to speak with her. Cpt. T'Pol receives Soval in her Ready Room. "That uniform doesn't suit you, Captain," Soval sneers. He's just disappointed not to see her dinners putting in an appearance. Cpt. T'Pol supposes he didn't come all this way to give her a Fashion Dos and Don'ts lecture. Not in that caftan, he didn't. The upshot is, Soval wants her back on Vulcan. I think he just wants her. Period. Think about it: he's constantly bugging her to come back with him, and now he'd displeased that she's not in her skin-tight catsuit. It all smells like a mid-life Pon Farr to me. Cpt. T'Pol refuses to leave, saying the crew needs her. Soval argues that it's for her safety, as they received a distress call from the Mutara system -- man, Wrath of Khan references all over the place! It's like they knew what I was giving the Delighted Dr. Mathra for his birthday tomorrow! -- but when they reached the coordinates, all they found was debris. The Xindi were to blame. Yeah, yeah, yeah -- dead people aside, was there a nebula? Did they find a nebula? Soval wheedles that Cpt. T'Pol will get her rank back from the High Command. "I won't leave them," T'Pol says. "'Them' or 'him'?" Soval asks. Cpt. T'Pol just stares him down. Soval offers Vulcan specialists for Quantum. "You'd take him too?" Cpt. T'Pol asks. "If you return to Vulcan," Soval says. "Where I can bed you," the Delighted Dr. Mathra adds. Cpt. T'Pol ponders. Sensing a crack in her resolve, Soval rehashes the whole "the stupid humans weren't ready to leave Earth on a warp vessel" argument and that, in addition, the Vulcans owe the humans nothing. Since he can't remember where he left it, Cpt. T'Pol takes Quantum's mouthpiece and says the Vulcans held the humans back for too long, and that instead of doing that, they could have helped them develop faster ships, better defenses, and, in the end, possibly save humankind. "Your emotional attachment to Archer is clouding your logic," Soval snaps. He tells her they'll be around for another day if she should reconsider.
Episode Report CardKeckler: A+ | 464 USERS: C+
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