[ENT] Season 1, Episode 17 (Netflix: S1 E16): Fusion
“Fusion” is important to watch because it’s the foundation of a larger Vulcan arc in Enterprise. The episode also supplies some familiar explorations of Vulcanism, even though Vulcans in this time period are significantly different from what we’re used to. There are some nice moments, but overall the episode is too bland to earn a 3.
The writers have made clear that the Vulcans of this time period aren’t the true Vulcans we’re used to. They also made these rebel Vulcans not the true Vulcans we know. It’s cool if you know what happens by the end, but to someone who is watching it for the first time, who is waiting for some cool Vulcans (and who doesn’t trust the producers) it must be unsatisfying.