[ENT] Affliction

[ENT] Season 4, Episode 15: Afflictionaffliction

Rating: 3

Enterprise is really starting to wrap up the series, as much as that can be done, starting with this arc. The weakest part, by far, is Trip being real sad and leaving the Enterprise because he’s so sad and in love and whatever with T’Pol. It’s a real baby move that only leads to at best mildly annoying plot stuff for the rest of the series. The T’Pol/Trip relationship just doesn’t work well, so having a big part of the end of the series be devoted to it is a let down.
On the plus side, there’s more insight into Klingons, which you’d think would be done to death by now, but we get to meet a Klingon doctor, and it’s interesting to learn about how such a person fits into Klingon culture. And of course there’s some business about augments and how the Klingons lost their groove(s), which is all entertaining enough.

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Notes:

 

A klingon gets a bad case of the wobble-head

A klingon gets a bad case of the wobble-head

Trip gets ready to transfer to the Columbia

Trip gets ready to transfer to the Columbia.

Phlox gets kidnapped

Phlox gets kidnapped.

Trip has to teach Seth Macfarlane how to be a proper engineer

Trip has to teach Seth Macfarlane how to be a proper engineer.

Hoshi needs a mind meld from T'Pol in order to remember what the kidnappers said

Hoshi needs a mind meld from T’Pol in order to remember what the kidnappers said.

Reed is meeting with a guy that wears black!

Reed is meeting with a guy that wears black!

They assure us that Trip will be back by making no real attempt to introduce the new engineer

They assure us that Trip will be back by making no real attempt to introduce the new engineer.

Enterprise gets boarded by Klingons, but they look human-ish

Enterprise gets boarded by Klingons, but they look human-ish. We find out they’ve been augmented.

Reed is keeping secrets and telling lies about the klingons, so Archer throws him in the brig

Reed is keeping secrets and telling lies about the klingons, so Archer throws him in the brig.

Columbia departs

Columbia departs. Hernandez is still cool.

They discover there's some kind of Klingon sub-routine operating on Enterprise and then to be continued! We don't understand anything about what's going on, but let's be excited!

They discover there’s some kind of Klingon sub-routine operating on Enterprise and then to be continued! We don’t understand anything about what’s going on, but let’s be excited!

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  • yogonaf

    Under the image with the text “Columbia departs. Hernandez is still cool.” I was hoping for a partial mention of Q’s utterance “Say, is this a ship of the Valkyries? Or have you Human women finally done away with your men altogether?” from the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode “Death Wish”.

    Of course Q did not appear in “Star Trek: Enterprise” so I understand the lack of Q text.