Season 2 of Enterprise opens with a rousing resolution to season one cliffhanger finale, with Captain Jonathan Archer trapped in the 31st century. Season 2 emphasizes Archer’s ongoing friction with the Vulcan High Command, exacerbated when T’Pol’s career is threatened in “Stigma” by her involuntary involvement with ostracized mind-melders.
“Regeneration” provoked controversy among fans for introducing the yet unnamed Borg in an early Starfleet context. Early warp-drive history is also explored in “First Flight,” guest-starring Keith Carradine as Archer’s friend and rival in breaking the Warp 2 barrier.
Consisting primarily of stand-alone episodes that integrate ongoing story arcs, season 2 showcases the primary cast with generally good results. Several episodes directed by cast alumni from previous Trek series, including NextGen’s LeVar Burton, and Voyager’s Roxanne Dawson and Robert Duncan McNeill.
Shockwave, Part II – Mission Date: Unknown
Intent on stopping Archer and Enterprise’s mission, the Suliban take the crew hostage when it is discovered that Archer has mysteriously disappeared off the ship. While stuck in the decimated remains of the 31st century, Archer and Daniels work to find a way to get back to Enterprise.
Carbon Creek – Mission Date: April 2152
T’Pol tells Archer and Trip a story about her great-grandmother T’Mir and three other Vulcans who made first contact with humans after crash landing in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950s. T’Pol’s story shocks Archer and Trip because her account is much earlier and very different from what history books reported.
Minefield – Mission Date: Unknown
After unwittingly wandering into a minefield in Romulan territory, Enterprise becomes trapped when struck by an undetonated mine. When Reed takes a space walk to try to defuse the mine, he inadvertently gets pinned to the outer hull and Archer must choose between saving Reed or abiding by the Romulans’ orders to depart immediately.
Dead Stop – Mission Date: Unknown
Enterprise, in desperate need of extensive repairs, docks with a mysterious, high-tech, automated space station that inexplicably and amazingly fixes everything, making it almost too good to be true. While waiting for the repairs to be completed, the Enterprise crew searches the unmanned space station and discovers its unique and horrifying power source.
A Night in Sickbay – Mission Date: Unknown
Archer spends a fretful night in sickbay with Dr. Phlox after Porthos, Archer’s pet beagle, picks up a deadly virus on an alien planet.
Marauders – Mission Date: Unknown
In need of fuel, Enterprise discovers a mining colony that is being controlled by Klingons who are bullying the inhabitants and hoarding their supplies.
The Seventh – Mission Date: Unknown
Assigned a secret mission by the Vulcan High Command. T’Pol asks Archer to accompany her – a request which surprises the captain, especially when it emerges that T’Pol has a personal interest in achieving her mission’s objective.
The Communicator – Mission Date: Unknown
Reed accidentally leaves his communicator on an alien planet during a visit, and when he returns with Archer to retrieve the crucial technology, they are captured by soldiers who accuse them of being enemy spies.
Singularity – Mission Date Unknown
En route to observe part of a trinary star system, the crew finds their routine tasks turn into uncharacteristically strange obsessions over trivial matters. The crew start to experience increasingly erratic and often humorous behavior. T’Pol finds a dangerous factor at work.
Vanishing Point – Mission Date: Unknown
Reluctantly taking her first trip in the transporter, a series of eerie events leads Hoshi to question whether she is the same person. Feeling fearful and helpless, Hoshi becomes unsure of herself wondering if she is losing her mind or if there is actually an alien threat behind all of the bizarre happenings suddenly taking place.
Precious Cargo – Mission Date: Sep 12, 2152
When Trip rescues an exotic alien woman from her kidnappers, they find themselves on the. Trip finds the attractive alien irritatingly combative. Meanwhile, Archer holds one of the alien kidnappers captive on Enterprise and devises a scheme with T’Pol’s help to pressure the reluctant prisoner to help them locate Trip.
The Catwalk – Mission Date: Sep 18, 2152
When a deadly radioactive storm threatens Enterprise, the entire crew must take refuge for eight days in a small maintenance shaft. As they weather the storm, the crew discovers that alien intruders are trying to steal Enterprise.
Dawn – Mission Date: Unknown
Trip is alone on a test mission aboard Shuttlepod One when he is fired upon by an alien and forced to land on the night side of a moon. He discovers his alien foe has also made an emergency landing nearby. The two nemeses must contend with each other as the extremely hot rising sun threatens their survival.
Stigma – Mission Date: Unknown
While Enterprise visits a planet where an Interspecies Medical Exchange conference is taking place, Dr. Phlox tries to obtain research on a terminal disease from the Vulcan contingency there, but he must not reveal that T’Pol has contracted Pa’nar Syndrome a Vulcan disease considered distasteful by Vulcan society.
Cease Fire – Mission Date: Unknown
A military conflict erupts between the Vulcans and Andorians over a small terraformed planet that both sides make claim to. In the midst of the skirmish, the Vulcans announce they wish to discuss terms for a cease-fire, but Imperial Guard officer Shran believes the only one he can trust to mediate such a negotiation is Jonathan Archer.
Future Tense – Mission Date: Unknown
The Enterprise crew is shocked to find a small craft adrift in space that contains what appears to be a human corpse. Trip and Malcolm discover the craft holds some strange secrets, and the mystery deepens when the Suliban and Tholians arrive making claim to the salvage.
Canamar – Mission Date: Unknown
Upon leaving the Enolian homeworld in a shuttlepod, Archer and Tucker are mistakenly arrested and placed on a prisoner transport vessel bound for the penal colony Canamar. Before the error can be rectified, one of the alien inmates engineers a takeover of the transport, leading Archer to engage in a dangerous gambit.
The Crossing – Mission Date: Unknown
Enterprise is swallowed by an otherworldly vessel occupied by noncorporeal creatures who invade the bodies of crew members and trade consciousnesses with them.
Judgment – Mission Date: Unknown
Captain Archer stands accused before a Klingon tribunal of conspiring against the Empire, and his only hope of escaping a death sentence or life in the dilithium mines of Rura Penthe is an aging and disenchanted Klingon lawyer with little energy or enthusiasm for the case.
Horizon – Mission Date: Jan 10, 2153
When Enterprise reverses course to go investigate a planetary phenomenon, Ensign Mayweather takes the opportunity to visit the cargo ship where he was born and raised, the E.C.S. Horizon. But his father, the ship’s captain, just recently died, and Travis finds that things at home haven’t been the same since.
The Breach – Mission Date: Unknown
While Mayweather, Tucker and Read attempt to rescue three Denobulans from deep underground caverns, phlox finds himself with a patient who refuses to be treated by a Denobulan because of historical conflicts between their races.
Cogenitor – Mission Date: Unknown
Making first contact with the Vissians, the Enterprise crew learns that the aliens have three genders, and that the third sex are treated as second-class citizens. Trip invites disaster by teaching one of the “cogenitors” to read.
Regeneration – Mission Date: Mar 01, 2153
An arctic research team on Earth discovers debris from an alien vessel, nearly a century old, buried in a glacier along with the bodies of two cybernetically enhanced humanoids. Once those beings are thawed for investigation, they come to life and abduct the scientists and their transport vessel.
First Flight – Mission Date: Unknown
While Enterprise is investigating what appears to be a dark matter nebula, Archer receives news that A.G. Robinson, his old rival in the early days of the NX test program, has died. During a shuttlepod mission, Archer reminisces to T’Pol about the time he and Robinson were pilots competing to break the Warp 2 barrier.
Bounty – Mission Date: Mar 21, 2153
A Tellarite bounty hunter captures Archer intending to turn him over to the Klingons for a substantial reward. Meanwhile, T’Pol is infected with an alien pathogen that unleashes her primal Vulcan urges.
The Expanse – Mission Date Apr 24, 2153
An alien probe unleashes an assault upon Earth. Cutting a swathe from Florida to Venezuela killing millions. Enterprise is recalled, and along the way home Captain Archer acquires information that the perpetrators come from a mysterious region of space known as the Delphic Expanse.
Enterprise Moments: Season Two
Enterprise Profile: Jolene Blalock, Levar Burton – Star Trek Director
Enterprise Secrets Inside “A Night in Sickbay”
Scott Bakula: Captain Jonathan Archer – Captain of Enterprise
Jolene Blalock: Sub-Commander T’Pol – Vulcan Council Representative on board the Enterprise.
Connor Trinneer: Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III – Chief engineer of the Enterprise
Dominic Keating: Lieutenant Malcolm Reed – Armory officer of the Enterprise, also in charge of ship security.
Linda Park: Ensign Hoshi Sato – Communications officer
Anthony Montgomery: Ensign Travis Mayweather – Helmsman
John Billingsley: Dr. Phlox – Chief Medical Officer
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