More 'Enterprise' Plot Details OnlineBy Antony
February 22, 2003 - 11:13 PM
See Also: 'The Crossing' Episode Guide
A source for SFX magazine obtained the scripts for upcoming episodes 'The Crossing' and 'Judgment', and the magazine has published details regarding these two episodes that are set to air in March.
According to the magazine (via The Great Link), in 'The Crossing' the Enterprise is engulfed by an alien ship, and disabled. Unable to leave, a race of mist-like aliens — who claim they mean no harm — wish to merge with the crew as they can allow them to experience "great wonders". A number of the aliens enter the ship anyway, and begin to take over the crew's minds.
The aliens still claim to mean no harm, and that they just wish to experience physical life again. Archer, however, is not convinced and confines affected crewmembers to their quarters. He also starts to forge a plan to rid the ship of the unwanted guests, a plan that proves dangerous for the crew.
In the following episode 'Judgment', and in a nod to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Archer is sentenced to life imprisonment on Rura Penthe after being found guilty of aiding Klingon rebels and attacking a Klingon vessel.
Archer's only defense is a Klingon 'lawyer', who although appears burned out at first, is in fact formidable. He recommends that Archer testify that he was helping starving colonists, and points to prosecutors that Archer has helped the Klingon empire more than once. It's this advice that at least saves Archer from the death sentence.
For the full spoiler-laden low down, check out this month's edition of SFX. More excerpts can be found here and here at The Great Link.