The Enterprise finally arrives at Risa, and though Archer initially resists the idea of joining his senior officers for shore leave, T’Pol convinces him that he needs it just as much as they do. Malcolm and Trip try their hand at meeting indigenous specimens of the opposite sex, only to find themselves in a trip that, while it may not cost them their lives, will certainly cost them their pants. Hoshi has a little more luck in this regard, and her language lessons with a fellow visitor to Risa become an exercise in a more universal tongue. Dr. Phlox takes the opportunity to remain aboard the Enterprise and enter a Denobulan hibernation phase – one from which he will emerge most disoriented if awakened early, which becomes a major issue when Mayweather is injured while rock climbing. Captain Archer takes Porthos planetside for a couple of days of relaxation and encounters a beautiful woman named Keyla. In the course of discussion, she reveals that her husband and her entire family were slaughtered by Suliban, but when she tries to get Archer to divulge strategic information on his encounters with the Suliban, the captain suspects that her story doesn’t add up.
teleplay by Chris Black
story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by Michael Dorn
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Dey Young (Keyla), Kellie Waymire (Cutler), Rudolf Matin (Ravis), Joseph Will (Rostov), Dennis Cockrum (Freebus), Donna Marie Recco (Dee’Ahn), James Ingersol (Alien Man), Jennifer Williams (Alien Woman), Geoff Meed (Dee’Ahn), Stephen Wozniak (Latia) and Porthos
Notes: Actor Stephen Wozniak (born in 1971) is no relation to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.
LogBook entry by Earl Green