[OC]: Previously, on Enterprise
ARCHER [OC] [United
Earth Embassy] : (as
the building goes BOOM!) Admiral Forrest has been killed.
V'LAS [High Command]: (to
Soval) The Syrrannites were responsible and they'll be dealt with
accordingly. Your position is terminated immediately.
ARCHER [Archer's vision]: Surak.
SURAK: You're seeing the past through my eyes. The culture you've come
to know isn't the one I helped to create.
ARCHER [OC]: Syrran did something to me before he died.
SURAK [OC]: He chose you.
T'PAU [T'Kareth Sanctuary]: He has
TUCKER [Ready room]: We
can't reach them, and they can't reach us.
SOVAL: They may be in grave danger.
SURAK [Archer's second vision]: Find
what my people have lost. Find the Kir'Shara.
V'LAS [High Command]:
Blanket the area. Use all necessary force. Make sure there are no
(The Sanctuary is blown to pieces.)
KUVAK: You're presiding over a massacre.
SOVAL [Ready room]: The
High Command is planning to attack Andoria.
TUCKER: He's going to start an interstellar war.
Set a course for Andoria. Maximum warp.
T'POL [OC]: And now the conclusion.
V'LAS: The Andorians have deployed most of their
fleet in defensive positions around Paan Mokar.
KUVAK: We gave them that planet when we signed the treaty. Why would
they move their forces there?
V'LAS: They believe we're preparing to retake it. We've been using
unmanned probes to generate false warp signatures in that system.
KUVAK: Why weren't we informed of this?
V'LAS: It's possible that Andorian agents have penetrated the High
Command. It's necessary to limit access to this information. Our forces
are actually stationed here, preparing to launch an invasion of
KUVAK: There are members of the Council who are not convinced an
invasion is necessary at this time.
V'LAS: We know they have the Xindi technology. You've all seen the
KUVAK: Data can be falsified.
V'LAS: We received this sensor telemetry two days ago. It was recorded
by the Andorian ship that stole the Xindi prototype.
(The desk screen shows a small moon being blasted to pieces by a weapon
- the proving ground test from last season.)
Our operatives tell us the prototype was taken back to Andoria, where
it was disassembled. We have reason to believe the Imperial Guard plans
to equip their vessels with similar weaponry.
KUVAK: Do you have evidence of this?
V'LAS: They didn't steal the prototype because they were merely
curious. I'm certain of one thing. Sooner or later, the Andorians will
make use of this technology. Is it logical for us to wait for that day?
[The Forge - night]
(The fellowship of the Kir'Shara are travelling
through rocky formations that look like tunnels.)
T'PAU: We've sent word to the Syrrannites in the mountains. They'll
care for the wounded.
ARCHER: How far to the capital?
T'PAU: Two days.
T'POL: We need to get back to Enterprise. Tell Starfleet what we've
learned about the embassy bombing.
ARCHER: We have a more important mission. We've to get this to the
T'POL: I don't understand.
T'PAU: The Kir'Shara contains Surak's original writings. It's the only
surviving record of his true teachings.
It would have an enormous impact on the High Command, and all of
REED: I've got two teams working on it. Both
launchers should be online in a few hours.
TUCKER: Anything else?
REED: Permission to speak freely? Admiral Gardner ordered us to return
to Earth, yet we've set a course for Andorian territory.
TUCKER: We are going back. We're just taking a small detour first.
REED: Have you told Starfleet you're planning to warn the Andorians?
REED: Have you any idea what the Admiral will do when he finds out?
TUCKER: I'll save you a seat at my court-martial. Is there anything
REED: The Vulcans have legitimate reasons for launching this strike. If
we alert the Andorians, we will be betraying our closest ally.
TUCKER: I'm trying to prevent a war, Malcolm. A war that Earth could
get draw into.
REED: With all due respect, sir, we shouldn't get involved.
TUCKER: We're already involved. (doorbell) Come in.
TUCKER: That'll be all, Lieutenant.
(Reed leaves, after giving Soval a close glare.)
SOVAL: You asked for me, Commander?
TUCKER: I've been thinking. There's no guarantee the Imperial Guard's
going to believe us. We've got no evidence your people are planning
this attack. But there is one Andorian who might trust us. At least he
does some of the time.
SOVAL: Commander Shran.
TUCKER: Problem is, I have no idea how to find him.
SOVAL: I may be able to help.
SOVAL: Lieutenant Reed appeared unsettled.
TUCKER: Some of the crew are wondering if I'm doing the right thing.
Can't say I blame them. I'm not so sure myself.
SOVAL: I have no doubt Captain Archer would pursue this same course of
TUCKER: That's what I keep telling myself.
T'POL: Enterprise will be scanning for us at the
transport coordinates. One of us should go there.
ARCHER: It's too dangerous. We're staying together.
T'POL: Taking the artefact to the High Command will accomplish nothing.
ARCHER: It might be the only thing that can stop the war.
T'POL: What war?
ARCHER: Between Vulcan and Andoria.
T'POL: We settled our dispute with the Andorians nearly two years ago.
ARCHER: V'Las was just stalling for time. He's been preparing a
large-scale attack ever since.
T'POL: Where did you get this information?
ARCHER: Where do you think?
T'POL: Assuming for the moment you possess Surak's katra, he's been
dead for centuries. How could he be aware of plans for a war?
ARCHER: Some of Syrran's memories must have been transferred in the
ARCHER: You think I've lost my mind?
T'POL: I'm not certain your mind is the one making these decisions. We
should return to the ship. T'Pau can take the artefact to the capital.
ARCHER: I was chosen for this.
T'POL: Chosen? Interesting choice of words.
ARCHER: If I were in your shoes, I'd be just as sceptical. I'm not
possessed, and I'm not delusional. There are forces at work on your
world right now, trying to undo everything Surak taught your people. If
we fail, Vulcan will be consumed by them. That's why have to get this
thing to the capital. And I'm going to need all three of us to try and
T'PAU: Archer! Don't move.
(There are sparkly things in the rock walls
T'PAU: Gallicite deposits. Are you in possession of anything metallic?
(Archer takes out a wicked looking knife.)
ARCHER: Just this.
(She throws it towards the gallicite, and it gets zapped by multiple
ARCHER: Thanks for the warning.
KUVAK: Our patrol has returned. They captured eight
Syrrannites from the sanctuary.
V'LAS: Was Syrran among them?
KUVAK: No. He is dead. The Syrrannites say that there were three other
survivors, including a human.
KUVAK: They say that he is carrying the Kir'Shara.
V'LAS: The Kir'Shara never existed.
KUVAK: There are scholars who believe it does, and that it was hidden
in the Forge. The Syrrannites claim that they are following the true
path of Surak. If the Kir'Shara is real, it could prove them right.
V'LAS: It doesn't exist! You've been listening to Syrrannite
propaganda. That will be all, Minister.
(Kuvak storms off.)
V'LAS: Sublieutenant, order Major Talok to find the remaining
Syrrannites. We're dealing with radical insurgents. They're to be
eradicated. Do I make myself clear?
(the young officer nods and leaves)
(Enterprise has arrived at a pretty blue nebula
with stars in it.)
SOVAL: Open a channel.
TUCKER: To who?
SOVAL: The nebula. This is Ambassador Soval. I've come on an urgent
mission. I must speak with Commander Shran. The High Command has
decrypted your security protocols. We're well aware that your task
force has been hiding in this nebula.
TUCKER: Maybe your information's out of date.
SOVAL: He's in there.
TUCKER: This is Commander Tucker of Enterprise. We've got some
information you're going to want to hear.
(Three ships appear on the viewscreen.)
HOSHI: We're being hailed.
SHRAN [on viewscreen]: Commander Tucker, you have a poor choice of
SHRAN: An invasion?
SOVAL: That's correct.
SHRAN: We keep a very close eye on your fleet. We would know if the
High Command were preparing to attack.
SOVAL: V'Las has been assembling ships near Regulus, beyond the range
of your listening stations.
SHRAN: Your leaders may be fools, but they're not suicidal. They know
we will respond.
SOVAL: They were told you're adapting Xindi weaponry and that you're
planning to use it against Vulcan.
SHRAN: That's absurd! Captain Archer destroyed the Xindi prototype
before we could examine it.
SOVAL: That fact was conveniently omitted.
SHRAN: You people are so used to lying, you don't even tell the truth
to each other. How do I know you weren't sent here as a diversion?
SOVAL: You don't.
SHRAN: Do you have any idea what will happen when the Imperial Guard
retaliates? It will be a disaster for both our worlds.
SOVAL: Which is why you must convince them to intercept our fleet.
SHRAN: You're betraying your own people by telling me this.
SOVAL: I'm aware of that.
SHRAN: Why are you doing it?
SOVAL: The High Command is counting on the element of surprise. If they
meet resistance, I believe V'Las will be forced to call off the
SHRAN: When does this invasion begin?
SHRAN: That's the best you can give me, soon?
SHRAN: Do you believe him, pinkskin?
TUCKER: I wouldn't be here if I didn't.
SHRAN: I'll need to consult with my superiors.
TUCKER: I suggest you do it fast.
[Vulcan - daytime]
(Another aircraft passes overhead, as Archer rests
in what little shade there is.)
T'POL: That's the fourth patrol today. There's an extensive security
grid around the capital. It's unlikely we'll get past it.
T'PAU: We'll find a way. Surak will help us. You don't believe in the
T'POL: It's irrelevant what I believe. The Captain could be permanently
injured if we don't get him to a doctor soon.
T'PAU: He doesn't need a physician, he needs a priest. One experienced
T'POL: It's irrational that we're following someone in his state of
mind. What if he dies before we can get help? I apologise. My mother's
death has affected me more than I realised.
T'PAU: It was a great loss. We disagreed frequently, but I valued her
counsel. I could allow you to experience what she shared with me.
T'POL: You melded with her? I cannot meld.
T'PAU: I would initiate it.
T'POL: That's not what I mean. I was forced to participate in a meld
several years ago. I was infected with a neural disease.
T'PAU: Pa'nar Syndrome. Do you still suffer from it?
T'POL: There's no cure.
T'PAU: Another lie perpetrated by the High Command. Pa'nar has been
known since Surak's time. It's caused by melders who have been
improperly trained. One with great experience can correct the
T'POL: Is there something you can do?
(T'Pau accepts the invitation to initiate a meld)
T'PAU: My mind to your mind. My thoughts to your thoughts. Our minds
are merging. Our minds are one.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Bridge to Commander Shran.
SHRAN: This is Shran.
ANDORIAN [OC]: We've isolated the Vulcan's bio-signature. He's alone.
SHRAN: You're certain Enterprise won't detect the transport?
ANDORIAN [OC]: All they'll see is a brief energy surge. They'll think
it came from the nebula. Commander?
SHRAN: Energise when ready.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Yes, sir.
(Soval is beamed into an interrogation chair, and a gun is pointed at
SHRAN: Welcome aboard, Ambassador.
SOVAL: If you're expecting me to plead for mercy, you'll be waiting a
SHRAN: I simply want to know your fleet's actual location.
SOVAL: I've already given it to you.
SHRAN: Then consider this our way of confirming what you've told us.
You didn't expect the Imperial Guard to mobilise its entire fleet based
on nothing more than the word of one loyal Vulcan diplomat?
SOVAL: We spent weeks arguing over details in our treaty negotiations.
Did I ever mislead you?
SOVAL: You must know that torture is rarely effective against Vulcans.
Our mental disciplines allow us to suppress pain.
SHRAN: Our security division has had a great deal of experience
extracting information from Vulcan operatives. This machine doesn't
cause physical discomfort. It uses a neuro-synaptic field to lower your
(Shran nods to the operator, a blue light comes on, and Soval reacts
which what looks like fear.)
SHRAN: How do you feel? I've seen Vulcans who were broken by this
device. They were never the same again. I have no desire to see that
happen to you. Where is your fleet?!
SOVAL: I told you. Our ships are assembling near Regulus.
is cranked up another notch.)
SOVAL: Release me!
SHRAN: I can't. Not until I'm certain you've told us the truth.
SOVAL: Then I suggest you increase the setting and get this over with.
(Shran nods, and Soval screams.)
TUCKER: What is it?
REED: The Ambassador seems to be missing.
HOSHI: He's not in his quarters or anywhere on D deck.
TUCKER: Tucker to Soval. Ambassador, please respond. Internal sensors.
Scan for his biosigns.
REED: He's not on board.
TUCKER: Scan the Andorian ships.
REED: There's a Vulcan signature on their lead ship.
TUCKER: Go to Tactical Alert. Open a channel. This is Commander Tucker.
We know Ambassador Soval's aboard your ship. I want to speak with him
TRAVIS: Sir, the Andorians are moving toward the nebula.
TUCKER: Target Shran's ship. Disable the engines.
(One torpedo hits as the four ships fly into the fog.)
TRAVIS: Navigation just went offline.
HOSHI: It's the particle flux in the nebula, it's overloading the
TRAVIS: I've lost them.
REED: Can we compensate for the flux?
TUCKER: It'll take a few hours. You have the Bridge.
(It must be night because Archer is carrying a
flaming torch again.)
T'POL: Captain, you need to rest.
ARCHER: Thanks, but I'll be fine.
T'POL: The atmosphere is thinner than you're used to. If you don't stop
soon, you'll collapse.
ARCHER: If you need a break, T'Pol, you should say so.
T'PAU: I'm going to scout ahead.
(She leaves them.)
T'POL: Have you had any more conversations with Surak?
ARCHER: Not in a couple of hours.
T'POL: Something's amusing?
ARCHER: Of all the people who could've carried this katra.
T'POL: I doubt you were Syrran's first choice.
ARCHER: Ever since the meld, I've felt more centred. It's hard to
explain. My whole life, I've never really understood Vulcans. Why they
work so hard to suppress their emotions. Now it all seems to make
sense. Next thing you know, I'll be taking up meditation.
T'POL: You might find it beneficial.
ARCHER: After we get back, maybe you'll want to take a closer look at
the Syrrannites' philosophy.
ARCHER: It was important to your mother. There might be something to
T'POL: There are many groups who claim to follow the true path of
Surak. I find no evidence that this one's any different.
ARCHER: I would've thought you'd be more sympathetic to their cause.
You never seemed too happy with the status quo around here.
T'POL: I may have had disagreements with the High Command, but that
doesn't mean I'm going to join a radical faction.
ARCHER: You signed up with Starfleet. A lot of Vulcans I've met
consider us a radical faction. As a scientist, I just thought you might
want to keep an open mind.
T'POL: This has nothing to do with science!
T'PAU: Am I interrupting?
SOVAL: Let me out of here!
SHRAN: I can't. I'm sorry. Not yet.
SOVAL: I'll tear the antennae from your skull!
SHRAN: If this interrogation continues, your suppression system could
be permanently damaged. Tell me what I want to know!
SOVAL: Aren't you enjoying this, Commander? Have you imagined having me
in this chair many times?
SHRAN: That's not far from the truth. But after our rather lengthy
peace talks, I came to trust you.
SOVAL: Then trust me now!
SHRAN: You would never betray your people!
SOVAL: I'm trying to save them!
SHRAN: Where is your fleet?!
SOVAL: Do you know the story of Nirak?
SOVAL: He was a soldier who lived a long time ago. He was standing
watch over the gates of the city of Gol and he saw a cloud on the
horizon moving toward him. He thought it was a sandstorm, so he told no
one. It was an army. They destroyed the city, but they let Nirak live.
His name now means fool in our language, just as yours will in
(The machine is turned up to maximum.)
(The fellowship are met by some men who jump out of
hiding and surround them.)
TALOK: Give the Kir'Shara to us. You won't be injured. This isn't your
(They fight. Archer uses a sleeper grip on one, then displays
surprising ability with the lirpa. T'Pol gets knocked out and they have
to retreat up the rocks.)
TALOK: Surrender and you won't be harmed.
ARCHER: I'm not leaving her.
(But a second Vulcan disarms him so T'Pau pushes him down a rock tunnel
or lava tube and then dives after him.)
ARCHER: What the hell were you doing?
T'PAU: Protecting the Kir'Shara.
(T'Pol wakes up.)
TALOK: Where are they taking the Kir'Shara?
T'POL: Mount Seleya.
T'POL: Because the artefact contains Surak's original writings. Only
the priests on Seleya can translate them.
TALOK: If you are deceiving me
T'POL: I am a Syrrannite. We don't lie.
(She is marched along, hands tied behind her back, until she falls to
T'POL: I need to rest.
TALOK: If you're attempting to delay us, it won't work. We'll find your
friends. (she refuses water from him) You've changed. I served under
you during the Tomed mission. You don't remember me.
T'POL: That's a very long time ago.
TALOK: You were a fine officer then. Why did you betray us? They must
have offered you something. Or perhaps you enjoy hiding bombs in
T'POL: We weren't responsible.
TALOK: Two of my men were killed in the embassy explosion.
T'POL: You have been misled. Syrrannites are peaceful.
TALOK: I have spared your life because you were once my superior. Your
companions won't be so fortunate.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Bridge to Commander Shran.
SHRAN: What is it?
ANDORIAN [OC]: The General is asking for an update on the
SHRAN: Tell him I'll contact him when I'm ready.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Acknowledged.
SHRAN: You find this amusing?
SOVAL: Ordinarily, I wouldn't, but because of this device
SHRAN: There are three higher settings on that panel. If I use them
SOVAL: You're afraid to injure me. If I were you, I'd leave that detail
out of your report to the General.
SHRAN: Where is your fleet?
SOVAL: I was a fool to think you'd listen. Perhaps the High Command was
right. We'll be better off when Andoria falls.
(The ship is hit by weapons fire.)
ANDORIAN [OC]: It's the Starfleet ship.
REED: Direct hit to their shield generator.
TUCKER: See if you can get a lock on Soval.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Should we return fire?
SOVAL: Are you going to make enemies of the humans as well?
SHRAN: Lieutenant, order our ships out of the nebula.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Commander?
SHRAN: And tell Enterprise we'll be returning the Ambassador shortly.
ANDORIAN [OC]: Understood.
SHRAN: Get that thing off of him.
[Vulcan - day]
(They've found the tracks of boots in the sand.)
T'PAU: They're heading east. Away from the capital. She's with them.
Where are you going?
ARCHER: To find my science officer. And I don't want to hear any
lectures about the needs of the many. I get enough of that crap from,
T'PAU: There's no logic to your plan. We have no weapons. If they take
the Kir'Shara from you, they'll destroy it.
ARCHER: I'm going to find her.
SHRAN: How is he?
TUCKER: You've got a lot of nerve pretending you give a damn.
SHRAN: I did what was necessary. Soval would understand.
PHLOX: He should be fine in another day or so.
TUCKER: He risked his life coming here, and you paid him back by
scrambling his neurons.
SHRAN: He's not the only one taking a risk. I just spoke with the
Imperial Guard. They're re-deploying our forces.
TUCKER: Now you believe him. What changed your mind?
SHRAN: A lesser man would've told me what I wanted to hear, even if it
wasn't true. There's been too much suspicion, too many lies, on both
sides. Our fleet will intercept the Vulcans at these coordinates. My
superiors believe it may be helpful if Enterprise were to join us.
(An animal screech rings out.)
(He sends his men through the rock formations, but we see it's actually
T'Pau imitating a sehlat, and she's lured them to a gallicite deposit.
With the two Vulcans out cold, Archer deals with Talok himself.)
ARCHER: My First Officer, where is she? What have you done with her?
TALOK: She's been taken to the High Command.
(Archer neck-pinches him into unconsciousness.)
T'PAU: Your technique has improved.
V'LAS: Welcome home, Subcommander.
T'POL: I no longer hold that rank.
V'LAS: Well, you may have joined Starfleet, but you're still Vulcan.
And subject to our laws. There are few crimes still punishable by
execution, but treason is one of them.
(A beeping sound.)
V'LAS: What is it?
KUVAK: Seven alien ships have taken position outside the Andorian
system. They are directly in the path of our fleet.
REED: Are you sure this is wise? If the Vulcans
find us here, they might think we're siding with the Andorians. There's
no guarantee they won't fire on us.
TRAVIS: Sir, I'm reading a massive subspace distortion.
HOSHI: It's the Vulcans. They'll be here in two hours. He's hailing us
TUCKER: On screen.
SHRAN [on viewscreen]: Our sensors show twelve Vulcan cruisers
TUCKER: When will the rest of your fleet get here?
SHRAN [on viewscreen]: They won't arrive in time. We're on our own.
(They reach the top of a rocky ridge overlooking
the capital city.)
ARCHER: I'm still not clear how the Kir'Shara's gonna stop a war.
T'PAU: V'Las can't govern without approval from the Council. The
existence of the Kir'Shara will persuade them to reconsider their
ARCHER: I don't suppose they'll let us just walk into the High Command.
T'PAU: We can transport in, but we'll need access codes.
ARCHER: I know someone who might have them.
(The Vulcan cruisers have just dropped out of warp.)
REED: The Vulcans are powering weapons. The Andorians are doing the
TUCKER: Travis, put us between both fleets. If the Vulcans want to
start a war, they're going to have to get through us first.
HOSHI: It's Shran.
SHRAN [OC]: Commander, what do you think you're doing?
TUCKER: In case you hadn't noticed they outnumber us two to one.
SHRAN [OC]: Get back in formation!
TUCKER: I'm trying to buy us some time!
(They are watching the ship movements on the
KUVAK: The Andorians have more ships on the way.
V'LAS: They won't arrive for several hours.
KUVAK: You told us this strike would be a surprise. That there would be
minimal casualties on both sides. The Andorians are armed with standard
particle cannons. There is no evidence of Xindi technology.
Administrator, we have to call off this attack.
V'LAS: Our forces are committed. We can't turn back.
VULCAN [OC]: We're being hailed by the Starfleet ship.
TUCKER [OC]: This is Commander Tucker. Sorry to spoil your surprise,
but the Andorians know what you're planning.
TUCKER: I suggest you turn your ships around now.
V'LAS [OC]: This doesn't concern Starfleet.
V'LAS: Leave the area immediately.
TUCKER: I can't do that. The Andorians helped us
when Earth was under attack. We're just here to return the favour.
V'LAS: If you side with the Andorians, you'll be
TUCKER [OC]: I've already sent word to Admiral Gardner. If Enterprise
is destroyed, Starfleet's going to know who is responsible.
(Vlas ends the transmission.)
V'LAS: Order our ships to engage the enemy
KUVAK: Administrator, I can't allow this.
The young man draws his weapon.)
V'LAS: If you attempt
to interfere again, I'll have you arrested.
REED: The Vulcans, they're locking weapons.
TUCKER: On us?
REED: No, just the Andorians.
TUCKER: Stand by phase-cannons. Don't fire until I give the order.
(The Vulcans open fire, and the Andorians return it, accidentally
REED: We're in the crossfire.
TUCKER: Hard about! Get us out of their weapons range!
HOSHI: One of the Andorian ships is in trouble. Their reactor's been
REED: A Vulcan cruiser's heading towards them.
TUCKER: See if you can get their attention.
VULCAN [OC]: The Earth vessel's opened fire on one
of our ships.
V'LAS: Destroy them.
HOSHI: The cruiser's breaking off its attack.
TRAVIS: We're being targeted.
TUCKER: Evasive starboard. Full impulse. Malcolm!
REED: We're not making a dent in their shields.
(A pair of Andorian ships drive the Vulcans away.)
HOSHI: Shran's hailing.
SHRAN [on viewscreen]: Tell Archer that's two he owes me.
(Two figures enter the chamber, and throw back
their hoods to reveal - Archer and T'Pau. Kuvak uses the distraction to
neck-pinch the Sublieutenant and grab his weapon.)
V'LAS: Contact Security.
KUVAK: Stay where you are.
ARCHER: We need to have a talk.
T'PAU: Administrator, it is agreeable to see you again.
V'LAS: This woman is an anarchist, Captain. Whatever she's told you
isn't the truth.
ARCHER: T'Pau didn't bomb our embassy. You did.
V'LAS: The evidence is conclusive.
ARCHER: Evidence your people gave us. The bombing was an excuse to
round up the Syrrannites, make certain they'd never find this.
(He places the elegant pyramid on the table.)
KUVAK: Is that?
V'LAS: The Kir'Shara's a myth!
(Archer presses the correct places on each of the three sides, and the
Kir'Shara projects Surak's writings as a hologram around the room.)
REED: Hull plating's gone.
REED: The launchers aren't responding.
TUCKER: Where the hell is Shran?
REED: The Vulcans are keeping him busy. Looks like we really are on our
V'LAS: Holographic trickery. This proves nothing.
KUVAK: The artefact must be examined in detail.
T'PAU: Quantum dating will confirm that it's from the time of Surak.
V'LAS: You can't trust her! She'd do anything to spread her deviant
beliefs. You've spent years trying to subvert me.
T'PAU: The Kir'Shara will show us our true path.
V'LAS: (somewhat angry) They'd kill us all if they had the chance! It
must be destroyed.
(As he advances menacingly on the Kir'Shara, Kuvak shoots him.)
KUVAK: This is Minister Kuvak. Get me the Fleet Commander immediately.
TRAVIS: I've lost helm control.
HOSHI: Hull breach on G deck. We're venting atmosphere.
(Then the bombardment stops.)
REED: The Vulcan ships, they're withdrawing.
HOSHI: We're being hailed. It's the High Command.
ARCHER [OC]: Trip, is everything all right?
TUCKER: More or less. What's going on, Captain?
ARCHER [OC]: There've been a few changes here. Get back to Vulcan as
soon as you can.
Captain's Starlog, supplemental. Administrator
V'Las has been relieved of his position. His role in the embassy
bombing is being investigated. For the moment, the conflict between
Vulcan and Andoria appears to have been averted.
T'POL: Enter. Captain Archer asked me to express
his gratitude. He wouldn't have succeeded without your transporter
KOSS: The Captain told me you were in danger. I wouldn't have been a
very good husband if I didn't help.
T'POL: I'm not certain when I'll be able to return. I'm aware that I
promised your family that we would eventually live together.
KOSS: That's not why I've come. I'm releasing you from our marriage. I
know you only bonded with me to help your mother. She's gone now.
There's no reason for us to continue.
T'POL: You don't have to do this.
KOSS: I know.
(He turns to leave.)
KOSS: Goodbye, T'Pol.
PRIEST: The katra is with me now.
SOVAL: How do you feel, Captain?
ARCHER: Like a giant weight's been lifted.
T'PAU: Word has already spread of the discovery. It may take years to
translate all of the writings.
KUVAK: The people of Vulcan are in your debt. Peace, and long life.
(Archer returns the salute.)
T'PAU: You may be witnessing the start of a new era, not only for
Vulcan, but for Earth as well.
SOVAL; The Minister intends to pursue a less aggressive policy toward
your people. The High Command will be dissolved.
T'PAU: You'll no longer have us looking over your shoulder. It's time
for Earth to stand on its own.
ARCHER: We're ready.
(Somewhere amongst the ubiquitous rocks, a
clandestine meeting is taking place.)
V'LAS: You've failed. Decades of work have been lost.
ROMULAN: Am I to be blamed for your incompetence?
V'LAS: Archer should've been killed.
ROMULAN: You brought the humans into this. I must leave Vulcan. My
position here has been compromised.
V'LAS: What about me?
ROMULAN: Not now. Your disappearance would cause suspicion. This is
simply a minor delay. The reunification of our people is only a matter