[TOS] Season 1, Episode 26 (Netflix: S1 E27): Errand of Mercy
Errand of Mercy features another good villain, which always elevates episodes to a higher level. We also get to see the rambunctious side of Kirk again, and how he acts under occupation. These are some of my favorite things, earning this episode a 4.
Negotiations are breaking down with the Klingons! They suspect a surprise attack!
They make their way to Organia, a planet that may get caught in the middle of the conflict. Spock says it’s a D- on the “Richter scale of cultures”
Klingons attack! It’s war!
Kirk is going down to the surface. He gives Sulu specific instructions in case the thing that will probably happen next, happens.
Someone painted goats
Kirk tries to warn the Organians and offer protection, but they aren’t worried about it.
Kirk: “I’m a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell you the truth.”
A Klingon fleet arrives! That’s the thing Kirk warned Sulu about!
Kor: “I don’t trust men who smile too much”
“Have we a ram among the sheep?” I like Kor’s observations about Kirk in contrast with the Organians
Spock can resist their mind probing techniques. Even “force 4”
Kirk and Spock start a little resistance campaign
The Organians blow Kirk’s cover. Kirk and Spock get thrown in a dungeon
Kirk gives up trying to convince the Organians to fight back. He decides he’s going to try to take on the Klingon army with Spock!
Their attack went well
Then everyone looks at their hands