The Enterprise crew returns to Earth, given a welcome befitting a crew of heroes. Archer discovers that he and his senior officers have become legends in their own time, and as his debriefing begins he finds that the battle-hardened attitudes that kept him alive in the Delphic Expanse are out of place on peacetime Earth. Dr. Phlox also comes to feel out of place when he becomes a target of anti-alien sentiment that has arisen since the Xindi attack on Earth. And “out of place” barely begins to describe the level of Trip’s discomfort when he accompanies T’Pol back to Vulcan, meets her mother, and discovers that she’s betrothed to a Vulcan named Koss – an engagement T’Pol refuses to break when she discovers that her abrupt resignation from the Vulcan High Command has come with a high price that her family has had to bear.
Guest Cast: Joanna Cassidy (T’Les), Michael Reilly Burke (Koss), Ada Maris (Captain Erika Hernandez), Gary Graham (Soval), Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest), Joe Chrest (Bar Patron #1), Jim Fitzpatrick (Commander Williams), Jack Donner (Vulcan Priest)
Guest Cast: Guest star Michael Reilly Burke has had brief parts in previous Star Trek spinoffs, appearing as the Borg Goval in Descent Part II (Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1993) and a Cardassian named Hogue in Profit And Loss (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1994). Jack Donner, who played a Vulcan priest, is no stranger to pointed ears himself, having played Tal, a Romulan, in the 1968 Star Trek episode The Enterprise Incident. Joanna Cassidy is a genre veteran on the big screen, with major roles in such films as Blade Runner and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.
LogBook entry by Earl Green