'Enterprise' To Face Earth-Bound 'Demons'By Christian
January 27, 2005 - 2:28 PM
See Also: 'Demons' Episode Guide
When a conference leads the crew of the Enterprise to return home to Earth, they use the opportunity to spend some time with old friends - and to uncover the secret behind some very unusual biological experiments!
TrekToday sources today revealed that the upcoming episode "Demon" will open in a secret medical facility playing host to one very important patient. She has her own secured room, and is being cared for by a physician who seems devoted primarily to her. And right now, her health appears to be in grave danger, causing her physician to call in his supervisor.
The supervisor, a man named John Paxton, isn't very happy with the physician, Dr. Mercer. The patient has been suffering from a swelling and severe fever for several days now, so why didn't Mercer inform Paxton until now? Mercer counters that their monitoring equipment wasn't set up for this type of patient, so they didn't know the condition was this serious. Paxton doesn't care - he just wants to know if the patient is alright, and warns Mercer that if she isn't, Mercer may not be for much longer either.
Mercer and Paxton enter the patient's room, where Mercer nervously begins to check her readings. To his great relief, she appears to have recovered again. Paxton looks down at the patient, and remarks that she's looking so innocent, it's "almost possible to forget what she represents." Then, Mercer and Paxton leave the room, and we're finally able to see who the patient is: a six-month old baby, who strangely enough has Vulcan pointed ears. Attached to her incubator is a small label. It reads "Tucker."
While these events are going on, the crew of the Enterprise are enjoying their time at a conference back home in the Solar System. At the conference, Travis Mayweather encounters an old friend - Gannet Brooks, a press photographer covering the event. It's been four years since they last saw each other, and it's implied in their conversation that back then, they were more than just friends. Gannet proposes to get together to catch up on old times, but Mayweather seems to be holding her off. Will Gannet be able to break through Mayweather's armour before the Enterprise sets out into deep space again?
Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by Paramount Pictures or UPN and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from early script drafts and the details and the airing order of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.
"Demons" is the 20th episode of Enterprise's fourth season, and was written by showrunner Manny Coto. The episode is expected to air in May.