Previously, on Enterprise.
Command]]: Today we have assembled representatives of
numerous worlds to forge an unprecedented alliance.
PAXTON [Orpheus Medical Facility]: It's
almost possible to forget what she represents.
According to every analysis, this child is the offspring of Commander
Tucker and Commander T'Pol.
HARRIS [San Francisco]: We
think Terra Prime is involved, and it has something to do with the
child. Find it, you'll have the answers.
T'POL [T'Pol's quarters]: I've
never been pregnant, Trip.
TUCKER: Then how do you explain all this?
REED [Travis' quarters]:
(detaining Gannet) She's not here to do a story on Enterprise, Travis.
She's a spy.
PAXTON [Orpheus Bridge]:
I'm returning Earth to its rightful owners.
(The mining facility lands on Mars.)
PAXTON [on viewscreen]: I've just taken over the verteron array on
Mars. I can now fire on any ship or facility in the system.
(He blasts a new crater on the Moon.)
PAXTON: I have no intention of using this weapon again,
provided that every single non-human in our system leaves immediately.
I know there will be questions. We've been dealing with non-humans for
almost a century.
ARCHER: Block that transmission.
HOSHI: He's on every frequency. The signal's going system-wide.
ARCHER: Target his ship. Take out their communications.
REED: He's tied his warp reactor into the array. If we hit him, it'll
take out half of Utopia colony
ARCHER: Open a channel to Starfleet.
PAXTON [on viewscreen]: Judge the evidence for yourselves.
HOSHI: Everything's jammed.
PAXTON [on viewscreen]: The citizen soldiers of Terra Prime will act to
protect you against the most dangerous enemy that humanity has ever
(The baby is shown on the viewscreen.)
PAXTON [OC]: Do not be deceived. This is no
ordinary, innocent child. This is an alien-human hybrid. Living proof
of what will happen if we allow ourselves to be submerged in an
interstellar coalition. Our genetic heritage
SAMUELS: I want that transmission blocked.
MAN [OC]: We're trying. We can't break through the signal.
SAMUELS: Then find some way to contact Enterprise. I want to speak to
PAXTON [on viewscreen]: Terra Prime is dedicated to
the protection of life in all of its diversity. So for the next twenty
four hours, we guarantee safe passage to all aliens
leaving our solar system. So long as non-humans keep to their own
ARCHER: Scan Paxton's ship for Vulcan biosigns. Get a transporter lock
on the baby and T'Pol.
PAXTON [on viewscreen]: But if any alien, if one single alien remains
after the deadline, Terra Prime will defend the sovereignty of every
single human being
(The image zooms in on a building.)
PAXTON [OC]: And we will begin by destroying the institution whose
blind arrogance and moral cowardice have put us all at risk. Starfleet
Command. We do not seek war, but if the aliens do not leave, and force
us to fight, I make this solemn promise to all of the sons and
daughters of Earth. Our future will be secure because humanity will
REED: He's targeted us with the array. Apparently, they don't like
ARCHER: Get us out of here.
(The verteron beam strikes out at Enterprise.)
REED: Massive power surge! We've lost half our relays. The beam was
only two percent of the array's total output. He could have vaporised
ARCHER: We'll consider ourselves warned. Set a course to Earth.
SAMUELS: (to a woman, as Soval gestures to him) If
you'll excuse me.
WOMAN: Of course.
SOVAL: Spontaneous demonstrations have already begun around the Vulcan
SAMUELS: Isolated incidents, I'm sure.
ANDORIAN: There are protesters chanting outside the Andorian embassy.
And they're using words that aren't in the universal translator.
SOVAL: It's obvious Paxton's ultimatum is part of a co-ordinated plan.
ANDORIAN: Why are we all still here? We could be obliterated at any
SAMUELS: Paxton's a fanatic, but he's a man of his word. He won't act
before his deadline's up.
SOVAL: The deadline aside, the fact that Paxton has the support of so
many of your people is almost as troubling.
ANDORIAN: I agree. Earthmen talk about uniting worlds, but your own
planet is deeply divided. Perhaps you're not quite ready to host this
ARCHER: Paxton's holding two of my officers hostage
at the array. We can't attack it.
SAMUELS: The Council's aware of that. If you can't bring yourself to
fire on them, another Captain can be assigned to Enterprise. No one
will think less of you.
ARCHER: It's not just the hostages. Any attack on the array will
trigger a massive explosion that could kill thousands of colonists.
SAMUELS: This wasn't an easy decision for the Council. The potential
for disaster's even greater than you think. Over the next thirty
months, the terraforming project has fourteen comets set to collide
with Mars. Without the array to divert them toward the polar caps, the
comets could hit anywhere, even the domed cities.
ARCHER: I'll take in a small team. We'll break into the facility and
SAMUELS: Paxton can destroy any ship that approaches Mars.
ARCHER: If he can't see us, he can't destroy us.
[Orpheus Medical Facility]
PAXTON: It's unharmed, just as I said.
T'POL: Her medical readings appear normal.
PAXTON: There's nothing normal about it.
TUCKER: She's not an it.
T'POL: How did you obtain our genetic material? The child is a binary
TUCKER: They'd need cells from both of us.
PAXTON: The medical freezers on your ship hold bio-samples from your
entire crew. Terra Prime has supporters everywhere.
TUCKER: Someone on Enterprise helped you? Who?
PAXTON: I've let you see your daughter. That's my half of the bargain.
Now it's your turn.
(Tucker and Paxton step out of the room, so we can see the module label
03-47 by the door.)
PAXTON: I need to make modifications on my ship.
TUCKER: I'm listening.
PAXTON: I need you to refine my targeting system.
TUCKER: You really think I'm going to help you turn that array into a
PAXTON: You really think I'm going to give you a choice?
(Josiah puts a gun to T'Pol's head.)
[San Francisco - night]
HARRIS: Two meetings in the span of a week. People
might start to talk.
REED: I don't like it any more than you do.
HARRIS: So, you want to go to Mars and you need my help.
REED: You know the situation.
HARRIS: I believe I'm aware of the broad strokes. I also understand
Paxton's tapped into the planetary sensor grid. No one can get within a
thousand kilometres of the verteron array without being detected.
REED: And you're going to tell me how.
HARRIS: What makes you think I even have that information?
REED: Because your section routinely thinks about the unthinkable. And
because you'd never miss a chance to put me in your debt.
HARRIS: You're a good judge of character. The grid was designed to
function in the planet's original atmosphere, but terraforming's made
the air much thicker.
REED: How does that help us?
(Harris hands over a computer file which Reed puts into a PADD.)
Sections of the grid continually need re-calibration and are prone to
false signals. You can exploit that weakness. The good news is, with
terraforming there's no more need for pressure suits in the lowland.
Oxygen, yes. Thermal garments
REED: According to this, if we keep our altitude less than ten metres
above the surface, Paxton won't see us.
HARRIS: You'll still need to reach the surface undetected.
REED: That part's taken care of, without your help.
HARRIS: So, the student has surpassed the teacher. When you're finished
with Mars, why don't you come work for me?
REED: I've got quite enough to keep me busy on Enterprise.
HARRIS: And if Archer's coalition is formed, Enterprise could be busier
REED: Indeed? Well, then I imagine this'll be the last time we meet.
HARRIS: Always the optimist. Good luck, Malcolm.
(Harris offers his hand, and after a slight pause, Reed shakes it.)
ARCHER: Comet Burke, deflected by the array eight
years ago. Set to hit the north pole of Mars at dawn.
SAMUELS: You're not serious.
TRAVIS: I have experience with comets, sir.
REED: Compared to penetrating Xindi defenses, this'll be a walk in the
SAMUELS: But that's only fourteen hours from now. What happens if this
plan of yours doesn't work?
ARCHER: Enterprise will destroy the array as ordered.
[Orpheus - T'Pol's room]
(T'Pol has the baby in her arms when Paxton comes
PAXTON: All the rocking in the world will not make that child Vulcan or
T'POL: Human and Vulcan genes produced this child, which indicates our
two species have more similarities than differences.
PAXTON: Don't you realise that baby is, (his hand shakes) That baby is
as much a threat to your species as it is to mine?
T'POL: She's not a threat.
PAXTON: That child is a cross-breed freak. How many generations before
our genome is so diluted that the word human is nothing more than a
footnote in some medical text? The same thing could happen to your
people, or don't you care about that?
T'POL: Neither of our species is what it was a million years ago, nor
what it'll become in the future. Life is change.
PAXTON: Change in this case means extinction, and I, for one, will not
let that baby bring humanity to that point.
T'POL: I won't let you hurt her.
PAXTON: I won't have to.
(As he turns to leave, T'Pol quickly scans him.)
T'POL: What does that mean?
TRAVIS: We're within range.
ARCHER: Bridge to Engineering.
KELBY: Kelby here.
ARCHER [OC]: We're coming up on the comet.
KELBY: I'm on it, sir. This is it, people. Cycle the ports. Ensign, rig
the intakes for cometary debris.
ENSIGN: Yes, sir.
KELBY: Engineering is good to go, sir.
KELBY [OC]: You've got full impulse and warp
ARCHER: All right, Travis, let's hitch a ride to Mars.
TRAVIS: Aye, aye, sir.
(Travis is in thermal clothing to pay a jail
GANNET: Thank you for seeing me.
TRAVIS: What's so urgent?
GANNET: I never got my lawyer.
TRAVIS: You'll have to talk to the Captain.
GANNET: Apparently, he's busy.
TRAVIS: We all are. That's it?
GANNET: I don't work for Terra Prime. I work for Starfleet
TRAVIS: That's not possible.
(He opens the cell door and goes in.)
GANNET: You are not the only one who wants to serve his people.
TRAVIS: If you were an S.I. agent, you'd be out of this Brig with one
call to your division head.
GANNET: And then everyone on Enterprise would know who I am, including
the real Terra Prime operative.
(Travis' communicator chirps.)
TRAVIS: Mayweather, Go ahead.
REED: We're ready for you in the launch bay.
TRAVIS: On my way. You know I'm going to tell the Captain about this.
GANNET: He won't believe you.
TRAVIS: Probably not. Why are you telling me this now?
GANNET: You're going after Paxton. If someone on Enterprise is working
for him, he could know you're coming.
TRAVIS: So you're revealing all of this because you're worried about
TRAVIS: I'm touched.
(He leaves the cell and locks the door.)
GANNET: Travis, wait!
TRAVIS: You're not going to manipulate me again. Goodbye.
ARCHER: Keep the sensors locked on the array. The
moment it powers up
HOSHI: I won't hesitate, sir.
ARCHER: I remember when you used to jump every time the engines
HOSHI: I still do. I'm just better at hiding it.
ARCHER: Don't get too used to that chair. I'm going to want it back.
[Orpheus Mining Facility]
(Tucker is working on the targeting scanners as
TUCKER: You know, I never used to like Vulcans all that much myself.
They always seemed so smug. Making us jump through hoops for every
little advance in warp technology, and they knew the answers all along.
So what was it with you? The ears? The fact that they're vegetarian?
JOSIAH: They're not human.
TUCKER: Well, you can't deny that.
JOSIAH: And they sat by while millions of our people died. World War
TUCKER: We didn't make contact with the Vulcans until ten years after
JOSIAH: But they were up there with their superior technology. They
could've stopped it, but they didn't. I think it suited their plans. A
devastated Earth was much easier for them to control.
TUCKER: Is that the kind of paranoid crap Paxton's been feeding you?
JOSIAH: Get back to work.
TUCKER: You ever actually met a Vulcan?
JOSIAH: Your friend. She's the first.
TUCKER: If you got to know some, actually took the time to talk with
JOSIAH: You obviously did more than talk. And look at what you got for
your trouble. Some half-human thing.
(Tucker stands up, obviously angry.)
JOSIAH: Go ahead.
(He lands a great right uppercut on Josiah's jaw, then takes advantage
of the man's turned back to do something in a panel before he gets
JOSIAH: You're a traitor. A traitor to humanity.
(The pod is launched into the tail of the comet,
where it gets buffeted by the ice.)
TRAVIS: Hull plating's steady at ninety four percent.
REED: What's wrong with the inertial dampeners?
TRAVIS: We need to maintain an erratic flight profile, so we look like
a chunk of the comet.
ARCHER: Thirty minutes to the atmosphere.
TRAVIS: I'm taking us closer to the nucleus. It's going to start
getting a little rough.
PHLOX: Would you like me to give you something?
REED: I've already had the maximum dosage.
PHLOX: Here's a bag.
REED: (through closed lips) No.
[Orpheus Mining Facility]
PAXTON: There's nothing aliens like better than to
see us fighting one another.
TUCKER: Where're T'Pol and the baby?
PAXTON: They're together. You'll eat as soon as you finish your work.
TUCKER: I am finished.
PAXTON: All you've done is try to sabotage the targeting system.
TUCKER: I don't know what you're talking about.
PAXTON: Please. I've been monitoring your work from the control centre.
To be honest, I'd have been disappointed if you hadn't tried to
sabotage the array. But you did, which proves you're a man of
principle. That is why I know you're going to refine the array just as
TUCKER: I told you I'd make modifications to your ship-- not your
PAXTON: In two hours I am going to fire a verteron beam directly at
Starfleet Command. Now, with this targeting system the way it is, I
will hit Starfleet but I'll also take out half of San Francisco along
with it. I need a scalpel, not a bludgeon.
TUCKER: I don't care what you need.
PAXTON: Starfleet's been warned, if that's what concerns you. Now you
can either help me, and a few empty buildings will be destroyed, or you
refuse me, and millions may die.
TUCKER: You told Starfleet when you're planning to fire the array. And
you don't think they're going to blast this facility off the face of
PAXTON: If you are so eager for a bloodbath, a bloodbath is what you
will get. Put him in detention. And make sure he has a news screen. I
want him to see the bodies when they start to pull them from the
(She's trying to bond with the baby.)
T'POL: Hello. I'm your mother. You're going to need a name. We should
discuss that with your father.
(She scans the child again.)
TRAVIS: The gravity's starting to tear the comet
(Reed has made use of the bag Phlox gave him. He gives it to the doctor, who takes a peek at the contents.)
ARCHER: We're picking up ionisation from the upper atmosphere.
(The comet hurtles towards the Martian icecap. There's a sudden jolt in
REED: What was that?
TRAVIS: The engine shut down, but there were no warning lights. The
console's locked up.
ARCHER: Hull plating's offline. Hull temperature climbing! We're coming
in too hot.
(The pod is tumbling in the wake of the disintegrating comet.)
TRAVIS: Bypassing auto flight control. Switching to manual!
REED: At this speed?
TRAVIS: We're out of options.
(Their flight levels off, and the heat shield blackens.)
TRAVIS: Ground proximity?
ARCHER: Five seconds to impact.
(The comet hits, and the shuttlepod sails through.)
REED: Well, that was fun. Can we do it again?
[Orpheus Detention cell]
(Tucker examines his surroundings, and starts
putting together an impromptu tool kit to deal with the door lock.)
TUCKER: A Mark Three interlock.
(The pod swoops low over the Carl Sagan Memorial
Station and the remains of Pathfinder.)
REED: The closer we get, the more we risk being spotted by Paxton's
ARCHER: Get close to that ridge line.
TRAVIS: I was thinking the same thing. You'll want to keep your arms
inside the vehicle at all times.
(He takes them in to land.)
REED: This is the thirty second planet I've set foot on.
PHLOX: Two hundred and forty eight.
ARCHER: The verteron array is on the other side of that rise. We'll
head through there.
[Orpheus Central Control]
(T'Pol is hauled in by Josiah.)
PAXTON: I'm told you have something to say to me.
T'POL: In private.
PAXTON: I keep no secrets from my men.
T'POL: You and I both know that's not true.
PAXTON: Josiah, give us the room.
JOSIAH: I'll be outside.
T'POL: My daughter's ill. You will arrange for medical care at once.
PAXTON: No one leaves this facility.
T'POL: You will provide immediate transport for my child, Commander
Tucker, and myself. The hospital at Utopia Colony will be suitable
until Enterprise arrives.
PAXTON: What, have you been inhaling the atmosphere? What makes you
think you can dictate terms to me?
(She grasps his twitching hand.)
T'POL: Taggart's Syndrome. Since you obviously didn't die by age
twenty, you're receiving treatment. Rigelian gene therapy?
PAXTON: You're not a doctor.
T'POL: The very thing you're warning humans to avoid is what's keeping
you alive. Alien knowledge, freely shared. You're not only a terrorist,
you're a hypocrite.
PAXTON: This is not the time for timidity and second guessing. We
cannot afford to doubt ourselves.
T'POL: Colonel Green also said, to be human is to be pure. Under his
rule, you would have been euthanised for having a genetic disorder.
PAXTON: I'm not the first significant leader who failed to measure up
to his own ideal.
T'POL: You're not significant!
PAXTON: History will determine that! So go ahead, tell my followers
what you wish. See if they take the word of an alien over mine. What's
wrong with your child?
T'POL: Elevated white-blood cell count, low-grade fever.
PAXTON: Well, its two halves are warring with one another. Alien and
human. Conflict was inevitable.
(He opens the door.)
(Josiah comes in to take T'Pol away.)
PAXTON: Your child and the Coalition of Planets, both doomed from the
REED: Ten metres.
(The array is visible between rocks.)
SAMUELS: Paxton's deadline is up. We have to face
an unpleasant reality. Captain Archer's mission's failed.
HOSHI: Paxton will need two minutes to power up the array before he can
SAMUELS: Two minutes?
HOSHI: It's enough.
SAMUELS: I'm not prepared to take that chance. Your estimates could be
HOSHI: I won't destroy the array unless we have no other choice.
SAMUELS: I understand your reluctance.
HOSHI: I'm following orders.
SAMUELS: I'm giving you new orders. Do it now.
HOSHI: I'm sorry, sir.
SAMUELS: I can have you relieved of duty.
HOSHI: Actually, I can only be relieved by a higher ranking officer in
my chain of command.
SAMUELS: Open a channel to Admiral Gardner.
HOSHI: Belay that order. I won't risk exposing our position by breaking
SAMUELS: You're risking the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
HOSHI: I know what I'm doing.
[Orpheus Mining Facility]
(The lock is blown and the away team enter.)
ARCHER: The guard's still walking away.
REED: There's another guard approaching.
(Reed and Archer prepare to ambush - Tucker)
TUCKER: Took you long enough.
ARCHER: Where's T'Pol?
TUCKER: Crew quarters, but Paxton's getting ready to fire the array.
REED: If he powers it up
ARCHER: Enterprise has orders to destroy the complex.
[Orpheus Central Control]
GREAVES: I've spoken to our operatives. There's no
indication that the Vulcans have withdrawn from their consulates in
Canberra or Berlin.
PAXTON: I never expected them to comply. Let's get this done.
TACTICAL: I'm picking up a power surge in the
SAMUELS: You're out of time. Destroy the complex now.
HOSHI: Take us in. Full impulse. Charge weapons.
[Orpheus Central Control]
PAXTON: Josiah, begin the firing sequence.
TACTICAL: Target locked
SAMUELS: Give the order!
[Orpheus Central Control]
JOSIAH: Co-ordinates locked in.
COMPUTER: Two minutes to pulse activation.
(The away team burst in, in a flurry of phase pistol fire.)
ARCHER: Step away from the controls.
PAXTON: Jonathan Archer, the man who delivered us from the Xindi. Well,
look at you now.
ARCHER: Archer to Enterprise.
HOSHI [OC]: Go ahead, Captain.
ARCHER: We're inside the control room.
HOSHI: Standing by.
[Orpheus Central Control]
ARCHER: Shut it down.
TUCKER: Main controls are in there.
(Josiah shoots Tucker, they shoot Josiah. Alarms sound. The gunfight
begins in earnest.)
COMPUTER: Ninety seconds to pulse activation.
(One of Archer's shots goes through a window near Paxton.)
ARCHER: The room's depressurising. Get Malcolm out of here! Go!
(Travis and Phlox drag the stricken Reed out of the room, and Archer
gets to his stricken engineer.)
TUCKER: Plasma grid, control panel.
PAXTON: I know the reason you turned your back on humanity. I blame
your father. He wanted the secrets of warp technology so badly, he
allowed the Vulcans to turn him into their pet human. And you, well,
the sins of the father.
(The window continues to splinter.)
COMPUTER: Plasma grid offline. Firing sequence aborted.
(Archer puts his oxygen mask on Tucker.)
PAXTON: My father never asked anything from anyone. His mining
operations transformed the moon from a mere colony into a completely
self-sufficient world, and that is how we should go to the stars.
Taking the worlds we need and taming them, with human hands, and human
minds, and human souls.
ARCHER: That might've worked for the moon, but the galaxy's a lot more
crowded than we thought.
PAXTON: That's not our problem.
ARCHER: It's an opportunity. It's over, Paxton.
PAXTON: We're each his father's child.
(The window finally gives up and Archer falls.)
PAXTON: I've been a miner all my life. You get used to the low oxygen.
(He gets to the control panel.)
COMPUTER: Firing sequence resumed. Pulse activation in thirty seconds.
(Archer tries another very tired fist fight, then resorts to the old
gun to the head ploy to get Paxton to cancel the firing sequence.)
COMPUTER: Pulse activation in fifteen seconds. Ten, nine, eight
PAXTON: I've locked the sequence. You can't stop it from firing. I've
COMPUTER: four, three, two, one. Pulse activated.
PAXTON: Terra Prime, forever.
(Paxton passes out, and we see the beam hit San Francisco - the bay,
harmlessly, apart from a tidal surge.)
TUCKER: Looks like Paxton's aim was off.
ARCHER: With a little help from you.
TUCKER: Maybe a little.
T'POL: She's dying.
Captain's Starlog January 22, 2155. Enterprise is
returning to Earth. Paxton is in custody, but the consequences of his
actions continue to affect us all.
(T'Pol hangs an IDIC on the incubator.)
TUCKER: I guess we shouldn't keep calling her she.
TUCKER: My sister would've liked that.
PHLOX: It appears my initial prognosis was incorrect. It's genetic. Her
Vulcan and human DNA aren't compatible.
TUCKER: Is there anything you can do?
PHLOX: I'm attempting to stabilise her nucleotides, but there's never
been a child like her.
T'POL: Her name is Elizabeth.
TRAVIS: I can't figure out why the console locked
up at the same time the engines shut down.
REED: It does seem a bit coincidental.
TRAVIS: Flight control and engine power are routed separately. until
they reach that junction. The panel's open. If ionised gas got in here,
it could've melted the primary circuits of both systems.
REED: It could've been knocked loose by an impact.
TRAVIS: No. It's been forced. This was deliberate.
KELBY: Come in.
REED: On your feet, sir. Shuttlepod One was sabotaged.
REED: We nearly crashed!
TRAVIS: Is this your signature?
KELBY: Yeah. You think I had something to do with it?
REED: Is there any reason why we shouldn't?
KELBY: That's a shuttlepod maintenance log. Commander Tucker took me
off that team when he came back from Columbia.
REED: Who replaced you? Who!
KELBY: Ensign Masaro.
HOSHI: They really want to postpone the conference?
SAMUELS: Postpone is a diplomatic way of saying it's dead. Paxton's
unnerved them, and there's not a lot I've been able to say to change
(Her communicator chirps.)
HOSHI: Excuse me, sir. Sato, go ahead.
ARCHER: It's Archer. Are you still with Samuels?
HOSHI: We're in the mess hall.
ARCHER: Is Ensign Masaro there?
HOSHI: No, I don't see him, sir.
ARCHER: We think Masaro may be working for Terra
ARCHER [OC]: Samuels may be in danger.
ARCHER: Reed and Mayweather are on their way.
HOSHI: Wait here, sir.
(She meets Reed and Travis just outside the Mess
HOSHI: Samuels is in here. He's safe.
[Outside the Turbolift]
MASARO: (with a phase pistol) Captain.
ARCHER: You don't want to do this.
MASARO: (upset and scared) I have to.
ARCHER: Give me the phase pistol. That's an order.
MASARO: I can't, sir.
MASARO: I wanted you to know I'm sorry. I believed in what we were
doing. Tell my parents I'm sorry. I never wanted anyone to get hurt.
(He puts the gun to his own head, and pulls the trigger.)
(The loving parents are at the incubator of their
dying child. Tucker's left arm is in a sling.)
PHLOX: I wish I could do more.
ARCHER: I know.
PHLOX: When you invited me to join this crew, I thought it would be an
interesting diversion for a few months. Some time away from the
complications of family, which on Denobula can be extremely
complicated. I didn't expect to gain another family. (close to tears)
It hurts as if she were my own child. Make something good come from
(Everyone is back around the table, and the
Enterprise senior staff are standing at the end.)
SAMUELS: Fellow delegates, this last week we've seen what humans can be
at their worst. But we cannot, we must not use that as an excuse to end
the dream that began here. For then, the demons of our past will have
won. Instead, I want to look to the future and begin by honouring the
people responsible for our being here tonight. They represent all of us
at our best.
ARCHER: Up until about a hundred years ago, there was one question that
burned in every human, that made us study the stars and dream of
traveling to them, Are we alone? Our generation is privileged to know
the answer to that question. We are all explorers, driven to know
what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores. And yet, the
more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we
travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not
necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us, woven into the
threads that bind us,
all of us, to each other. The final frontier begins in this hall. Let's
explore it together.
(Soval rises to his feet and begins the applause.)
GANNET: I hear the conference is back on track.
TRAVIS: It's a first step. The Captain says it's going to take years to
work out the details.
GANNET: But it'll happen, and you're part of the reason why.
TRAVIS: Just doing my job.
GANNET: So was I.
TRAVIS: I know.
GANNET: If Vulcans and Andorians can get along, you'd think we could.
TRAVIS: A lot of details to work out.
(This angle shows us they are at the Transporter alcove.)
GANNET: Isn't that the fast way home?
TRAVIS: The least I can do is give you a ride.
(He takes her hand.)
TRAVIS: The Launch Bay's this way.
T'POL: Come in.
TUCKER: (trying not to cry) The delegates at the conference, they've
asked about the service for, for Elizabeth. They want to attend.
T'POL: She was important.
TUCKER: There's something else. I spoke with Phlox. It turns out there
was a flaw in the technique that Paxton's doctors used in the cloning
process. Human DNA and Vulcan DNA, Phlox says there's no medical reason
why they can't combine. So if a Vulcan and a human ever decided to have
a child, it'd probably be okay. And that's sort of comforting.
(T'Pol takes his hand)
personal note - with a slight
rearrangement of the final scenes, it is my opinion that Enterprise
should have ended with Archer's speech. The next episode is totally
missable, unwarranted, and frankly even worse than Spock's Brain. And
that's saying something when you're a life-long Trek fan as