Star Trek: Enterprise


Episode Number85 (4.09)
Production Number85
Original Airdate03-Dec-2004
TeleplayMichael Sussman
DirectorDavid Livingston

Archer, T'Pol and T'Pau attempt to bring the Kir'Shara — an artifact believed to contain Surak's original writings — to the Vulcan capital, as the Enterprise gets involved in a Vulcan-Andorian military clash.

Guest Cast

Robert Foxworth (Administrator V'Las)
Jeffrey Combs (Commander Shran)
John Rubinstein (Minister Kuvak)
Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval)
Michael Reilly Burke (Koss)
Kara Zediker (T'Pau)
Todd Stashwick (Talok)
Jack Donner (Vulcan Priest)
Melodee M. Spevack (Andorian Com Voice)

  • Part 3 of 3.
  • V'Las has convinced the Vulcan High Command that Andoria has Xindi technology and uses this fear to launch an invasion of Andoria. He is relieved of his duties for treason. This episode begins the turning point in Vulcan history when Vulcans begin their journey from the devious Vulcans of the Star Trek: Enterprise era to the species seen in the Original Series era and beyond.
  • T'Pau melds with T'Pol and cures her Pa'nar Syndrome (diagnosed in "Stigma"). According to T'Pau, it is caused by inexperienced melders and can be cured by a meld with an experienced melder. The Vulcan High Command created the stigma to discredit the Syrannites among the Vulcan people.
  • The final scene shows V'Las meeting with a Romulan, who denies him an escape and leaving re-unification for another time (see TNG two-part episode "Unification").