The Seventh

Summary

"The Seventh" is the thirty-third episode (production #207) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, the seventh of the second season.[1] In the Star Trek universe, a spaceship has set out from Earth in the 2100s to explore the galaxy.

"The Seventh"
Star Trek: Enterprise episode
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T'Pol is sent on a mission to capture the fugitive Menos (Bruce Davison)
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 7
Directed byDavid Livingston
Written byRick Berman
Brannon Braga
Featured musicJay Chattaway
Production code207
Original air dateNovember 6, 2002 (2002-11-06)
Guest appearances
  • Stephen Mendillo - Vulcan Captain Tavek
  • Bruce Davison - Menos
  • Richard Wharton - Jossen
  • David Richards - Dockmaster
  • Vincent Hammond - Huge Alien
  • Coleen Maloney - Vulcan Officer
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T'Pol is dispatched by the Vulcan High Command to capture a fugitive who has eluded their authorities for nearly two decades.

PlotEdit

Sub-Commander T'Pol receives a covert mission from the Vulcan High Command, and informs Captain Archer that Admiral Forrest will be contacting him later about it. She remains tight lipped despite Archer's enquiries as to the exact nature of the expected diversion, but later meets privately with Archer and asks that he come as well, since she needs someone she trusts. In conversation with Archer, she later reveals that she was trained 17 (Earth) years earlier in reconnaissance retrieval, and now she is to capture the only one of six surgically altered, rogue Vulcan secret agents to have evaded her.

Archer, T'Pol, and Ensign Mayweather, easily track the fugitive, Menos, to a cantina on the icy Pernaia Prime moon. After a brief phase-pistol fight, they capture him, but are unable to leave due to a build up of acidic ice. Menos starts to play on T'Pol's sense of fairness and honor. He has a good life, sustaining his family with an honest job, but apparently he is dying. T'Pol, trying to disprove his story, searches for biotoxins in his ship, finding none. Meanwhile, on Enterprise, Commander Tucker finds the continual interruptions of command more than he expected. It gets worse when a Vulcan ship arrives, and he impersonates Archer so as not to let the Vulcans know the Captain is away.

T'Pol also relates to Archer that she's been having recent flashbacks to her previous hunt, where she shot another fugitive called Jossen. Because of the Vulcan ramifications on killing, she received "fullara" treatment on P'Jem,[2] where her memory and emotions of the incident were fully repressed. Back on the planet, Menos organizes an escape by starting a fire, but is recaptured by the away team when his cloaked hiding space is detected, confirming that he was indeed smuggling biotoxins as the Vulcan High Command had indicated. On Enterprise, T'Pol offers her support to Archer should he ever be in need of it.

ProductionEdit

Guest star Bruce Davison who plays the Vulcan fugitive Menos, previously appeared in Star Trek: Voyager in the episode "Remember." He is also known for his role in the first two X-Men films as Senator Kelly.[1][3]

ReceptionEdit

According to Nielsen this episode was watched by 4.82 million viewers.[4]

In 2019, Den of Geek said this was an important episode for understanding T'Pol.[5]

In 2021, The Digital Fix said this was a T'Pol centric episode and a morality play.[6]

Home media releaseEdit

"The Seventh" was released for home media use on DVD as part of the second series box set of Star Trek: Enterprise.[7] Season Two was released on Blu-ray Disc August 20, 2013.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "09.12.02 "The Seventh" is the 7th". StarTrek.com. Archived from the original on 2002-09-16.
  2. ^ planet seen in Ent: "The Andorian Incident"
  3. ^ Michelle Erica Green (2002-11-05). "Interview: Marquee Guest Star Bruce Davison Reveals the Secrets of "The Seventh" ENTERPRISE, Plus X-MEN 2 and the New John Grisham Thriller!". TrekWeb.com. Archived from the original on 2002-11-06.
  4. ^ "National Nielsen Viewership (Nov. 4-10)". The Los Angeles Times. November 13, 2002. Retrieved May 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Star Trek: Enterprise and the Importance of Its Characters". Den of Geek. 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  6. ^ Baz Greenland (2021-03-22). "Star Trek: Enterprise Revisited - A Look Back At Season Two". The Digital Fix. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  7. ^ Ordway, Holly E. (August 7, 2005). "Star Trek Enterprise – The Complete Second Season". DVD Talk. Archived from the original on July 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Enterprise Season: Two Blu-ray Available August 20". StarTrek.com. May 23, 2013. Archived from the original on February 18, 2014.

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