T’Pol somewhat surprisingly recommends that the crew needs a vacation, and even takes the liberty of pointing Archer toward a planet called Risa. But just as Trip is getting his hopes up about the reports of Risa’s brand of hospitality, Starfleet contacts the ships with new orders – an urgent mission to pick up a Vulcan ambassador from the planet Mazar. When the Mazarites deliver Ambassador V’Lar to the Enterprise, Archer is told that she is being expelled due to criminal charges – charges of which V’Lar says she is guilty. The Enterprise leaves without incident, but before long, the Mazarites are in pursuit, demanding that V’Lar be handed over to them again. When the Mazarites attack and make it clear that they’re willing to kill Archer’s entire crew, the captain begins to wonder just what crimes his visitor has committed.
Guest Cast: Fionnula Flanagan (V’Lar), Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest), John Rubinstein (Mazarite Captain), J. Michael Flynn (Mazarite Official), Dennis Howard (Vulcan Captain), and Porthos
Notes: It is established here that this is the first time the Enterprise has actually reached warp five. We also learn that T’Pol attended the Rekahr Academy on Vulcan – which could also be the “Vulcana Rekahr” which was cited as T’Shanik’s alma mater in the Next Generation episode Coming Of Age.
LogBook entry by Earl Green