Archer And T'Pol Encounter Vulcan Insurgents

By Kristine
September 17, 2004 - 4:43 PM

See Also: 'Awakening' Episode Guide

Archer and T'Pol find themselves in the den of the Vulcan insurgents in the eighth episode of Star Trek: Enterprise's fourth season, entitled "Awakening."

TrekToday sources revealed that in the episode prior to "Awakening," Archer and T'Pol crossed the Vulcan desert with the aid of Arev, who was also known as Syrran, the founder of the Syrrannites, the Vulcan insurgent group. Arev was killed in an electrical storm while helping Archer and T'Pol.

With the help of T'Les, T'Pol's mother, who is a member of the Syrrannites, Archer and T'Pol are able to locate the group. T'Pau, the woman who will one day become the matriarch of Vulcan (as seen in the Original Series episode "Amok Time"), confronts them when they arrive.

She recognizes Archer's name and T'Pol's as well, and she asks them why they've come. Archer tells her he's seeking the woman responsible for bombing the Vulcan embassy and killing over three dozen people, including a friend of his. T'Pau bristles at the accusation, and flatly denies it. T'Pol tells her that the evidence contradicts her denial, but T'Pau maintains that Syrrannites do not lie.

T'Pau has T'Les, T'Pol's mother, called into the room. T'Les admits to helping Archer and T'Pol locate the Syrrannites, but T'Pau is still amazed that they were able to cross the Forge by themselves. Archer tells her they had help from a Syrrannite named Arev. T'Pau is shaken to hear of his death and reveals that he was the founder of the Syrrannites.

The Syrrannites put Archer and T'Pol into a holding cell. Archer isn't feeling himself; before Arev died, he put his hands on the captain's head, possibly initiating a mind meld.

T'Pau confronts T'Les about giving away their location, but T'Les maintains she just wanted her daughter to know she was safe. T'Pau tells her she could have done that without revealing the Syrrannites' location. T'Les insists T'Pol should be released, but T'Pau doesn't trust her affiliation with Starfleet. She's concerned about the search patrols looking for their group, but she's much more perturbed by the news of Syrran's death.

Back in the cell, Archer is pacing nervously. Suddenly, he is no longer in his cell--he's been transported by a vision 2000 years into Vulcan's past. There he encounters Surak, the legendary Vulcan logician. Archer is caught off balance; Surak tells him Archer is seeing Vulcan through his eyes, as it once was. He says that Syrran chose Archer, and that he is the only hope for stopping the war that is tearing Vulcan apart...

Please note that these plot details have not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures or UPN and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour from an unofficial source. The information comes from an early draft of the script and aspects of the episode may change before it goes to air.

"Awakening" will likely air in November or December 2004.

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