Breaking The Ice

Star Trek: EnterpriseA large comet attracts the attention of the Enterprise crew, and just as Reed and Mayweather are about to become the first humans to set foot on such a body, a Vulcan ship appears and its captain states unequivocally that he will be standing by and observing the Enterprise’s activities in the vicinity of the comet. This annoys Captain Archer – almost as much as having to answer some letters from Trip’s young nephew’s class – but the Vulcans’ presence becomes even more suspicious when Trip detects that they’ve sent T’Pol an encoded message in a way that almost avoids detection. Hoshi decrypts the message and Trip discovers that it’s a deeply private matter instead of skullduggery. When Reed and Mayweather become trapped on the comet, a diplomatic breach is the last thing Archer needs when he may have to call on the Vulcans for help.

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directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: William Utay (Captain Vanik)

Notes: Only a couple of episodes after his species is mentioned, Dr. Phlox here identifies his home world as Denobula Triaxa.

LogBook entry by Earl Green