Archer decides to visit an ancient Vulcan monastery on a nearby world, despite T’Pol’s misgivings about emotional humans entering a sanctuary of Vulcan logic. But when Archer, T’Pol and Tucker land there, they find signs of damage and even T’Pol admits that something is wrong. That something is a heavily armed Andorian strike force which has taken over the monastery. The Enterprise visitors are now their hostages, along with the monks. Archer is subjected to a violent interrogation, during which he learns that the Andorians believe that the monastery is a disguised long-range surveillance facility. The monks deny this, but do nothing to stand up for themselves. Trip manages to contact Reed, who has been left in command of the Enterprise, and Reed leads an assault team straight into the monastery via the transporter system. But when the tables are turned on the Andorians, will Tucker discover that he’s been protecting helpless Vulcans – or helping them cover up a massive deception?
Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Shran), Bruce French (Vulcan Elder), Steven Dennis (Tholos), Jeff Rickett (Keval), Richard Tanner (Vulcan), Jamie McShane (Tactical crewman)
LogBook entry by Earl Green