[ENT] Season 2, Episode 2 (Netflix S2 E2): Carbon Creek
This episode is fun and entertaining! Most people accept that, and are more likely to be surprised that we didn’t give it a higher rating. We didn’t find a lot that pushed it into the “great” category, but it’s not impossible to persuade us to give a higher rating. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Archer asks T’Pol why she visited Carbon Creek when she went to earth. Gather round, T’Pol is gonna tell a story
The story’s about her great grandmother, T’Mir, who looks exactly like her. They crashed on earth in the 50s
They run out of their balloons so they have to go into town
Like most episodes involving the past, we get to hear the characters’ witty comments about us dumb humans. Yeah look at you! You can’t even keep your space ship from crashing!
They win some money playing pool. Mestral had never played it before, but don’t worry, it’s simple geometry and wouldn’t challenge a Vulcan child. Somehow he even knew the rules regarding the 8 ball. I guess Vulcan children could’ve guessed those as well
Trip is starting to doubt T’Pol’s story
Mestral likes to watch TV. If they stay on earth long enough they might be able to catch TOS. I’d bet they’d like that show
A kid makes fun of him because he looks like Moe
Mestral goes on a date
T’Mir watches the date. Creepy
Mestral wants to use compassion. That’s a human thing!
He saves some miners with technology
Their distress signal was received. They’ll be saved!
There’s also this guy. He wants money to go to college
T’Mir breaks her own rules to get money for the kid. Her rule was to not invent Velcro for humans
Mestral wants to stay on earth because humans are awesome!
Trip questions the story further. I think T’Pol started to realize that humans are sounding way too cool in this story so she pretends like she made it all up.
She says she just loves the geology. That’s why she went to Carbon Creek
But then she went to her quarters and looked at a bag! That means it was all true!
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