First 'Bounty' Plot DetailsBy Caillan
March 12, 2003 - 4:32 AM
See Also: 'Bounty' Episode Guide
Captain Archer will reportedly be kidnapped by a bounty hunter in the penultimate episode of Enterprise's second season.
Sources today revealed the first plot information on the upcoming instalment, entitled "Bounty". In the episode, the Klingons have put a price on Archer's head — presumably after the events of "Judgment" in which the NX-01 captain stands trial for crimes against the Klingon Empire — and he soon finds himself in the clutches of a Huth bounty hunter named Skalaar.
As he is such a valuable prisoner to the Klingons, Skalaar isn't the only money-grabbing bounty hunter after Archer. An alien named Kago-Darr soon turns up to claim the captain, and a fight ensues between the bounty hunters' vessels, seriously damaging Kago-Darr's ship and leaving Skalaar free to deliver Archer to the Klingons.
While this is playing out, the crew of the Enterprise have been valiantly searching for their missing captain. After encountering Kago-Darr, Trip, now in command, hails the bounty hunter and explains the situation. But the mercenary refuses to divulge any information, thinking that Trip is trying to get his hands on Archer in order to claim the bounty for himself.
Reed and Trip deduce that only the Kligons could have put a price on their captain's head, and lay in a course for the Klingon Empire. But they might already be too late, for Skalaar has delivered Archer into than hands of a burly warrior, Captain Gortoth, and his fate seems to be sealed...
Please note that these plot details have not yet been officially confirmed by Paramount Pictures and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour from an unofficial source.
"Bounty" was directed by Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) and is currently schedule to air on May 21, 2003.