UPN Reveals Season Finale SpoilersBy Caillan
April 7, 2004 - 10:38 AM
See Also: 'Zero Hour' Episode Guide
As Star Trek: Enterprise hurtles towards "Zero Hour", UPN has provided the first information about what will actually happen in the season finale.
In a press release to promote its May sweeps offerings, UPN described "Zero Hour" as an "explosive, shocking season finale" that will serve as the culmination of this season's Xindi storyline, according to the Futon Critic. Currently scheduled to air on Wednesday, May 26, the episode will feature two key plotlines:
With Earth in sight, Archer, Hoshi, Reed and a small team race to intercept the charging superweapon, sneak past the Xindi Reptilian onboard and disarm it from within, but while the gambit could save humanity, it may cost Archer his life. Back in the Delphic Expanse, T'Pol and Enterprise attempt to obliterate a key Sphere in the region before the furious Sphere Builders tear the ship apart and the region's degenerative effects kill the crew.
"Zero Hour" was directed by Allan Kroeker from a script by Enterprise executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga.
UPN also published details of the other Enterprise episodes which will air during May sweeps:
- May 5: "E²". Written by Mike Sussman. Directed by Roxann Dawson.
While on the way to speak before the Xindi Council, Archer and the crew encounter a future Enterprise ship piloted by their direct descendants who warn them that the wormhole shortcut they intend to take to the planned meeting will throw them 100 years into the past and ensure Earth's destruction.
- May 12: "The Council". Written by Manny Coto. Directed by David Livingston.
T'Pol and Reed lead a team on a harrowing mission to obtain vital information about the network of spheres inhabiting the Expanse, as Archer and Hoshi stand before the Xindi council, hoping that diplomacy can stop the launch of the superweapon aimed at Earth. Meanwhile, with Enterprise unraveling their future plans for conquest, the mysterious alien Sphere Builders reveal themselves to key members of the Xindi council, urging them to undertake drastic measures to stop the Earthlings.
- May 19: "Countdown". Written by Andre Bormanis and Chris Black. Directed by Robert Duncan McNeill.
Archer and his new Xindi allies must launch a full-scale assault on the superweapon speeding towards Earth and its thieving escorts, the rebellious Reptilian and Insectoid Xindi, before a kidnapped and brainwashed Hoshi can decrypt the weapon's encoded arming mechanism and unleash its devastating power. Meanwhile, T'Pol and Trip hatch a plan to destroy a key Sphere in the Expanse network, bringing the other-dimensional Sphere Builders, responsible for the Xindi-Human conflict, directly into the fray.
The original press release can be found here at the Futon Critic. Thanks to Craig Morris and others for this!