[ENT] Season 1, Episode 3 (Netflix: S1 E2): Fight or Flight
This makes for an appropriate second episode. Enterprise does a great job of keeping the viewer aware of the ongoing conditions of the mission. They establish that the ship isn’t war ready, is likely to be outmatched, and that the ship has been flying for two or so weeks and the crew is antsy to find something interesting.
A lot of the plot centers around Hoshi being afraid, and finding her confidence. Some may find it annoying to watch such a squeamish character, but I think they do a decent enough job with it. Well, aside from the really forced slug metaphor they do a decent enough job. It’s also noteworthy that once Hoshi conquers her fears, they’re more or less conquered… the writers don’t make it a lasting part of her character.
Like many episodes of Trek, the last third falls kind of flat, but not so much to drive “Fight or Flight” to a 2.
Read more about it at Memory Alpha
Trek.fm gave it an 8/10
Stay tuned, we’ll be discussing this episode more next week in our “Second Episode Conundrum” article.