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Star Trek: Enterprise Season One DVD set
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Episode Title: "SHADOWS OF P'JEM"
Production Number: 014
Original Air Date: 02-06-02
Stardates: ~

Synopsis: On Earth, Vulcan Ambassador Soval criticises Starfleet Admiral Forrest for Captain Archer's reckless behavior, which the Vulcans believe is responsible for the Andorians' recent destruction of the P'Jem Sanctuary, which was housing a surveillance station to spy on the Andorians. The Vulcans suspend the joint fleet operations with the humans.

On the Enterprise, Captain Archer decides to visit the planet Coridan, which he found in the Vulcan database. He is informed by Admiral Forrest that Subcommander T'Pol has been reassigned by the Vulcans, so Archer decides to take her on one last mission with him to visit Coridan. On their way to the planet, their shuttlepod is attacked and Archer and T'Pol are captured by Coridan rebels.

The Vulcan starship Ni'Var arrives and Captain Sopek says he will deal with the rebels, but Commander Tucker and Lt. Reed take a shuttlepod down to the planet to find the hostages themselves. Tucker and Reed encounter Andorians led by Shran, who are fighting with the rebels against the Coridan government, which is supported by the Vulcans. Shran feels he is in Archer's debt after the human helped uncover the spy station at P'Jem, so he agrees to help rescue Archer and T'Pol.

Their rescue attempt is interrupted by a Vulcan raiding party led by Sopek, which starts a gun battle with the Coridan rebels. T'Pol is wounded while pushing Sopek out of the way of a Coridan weapon. Archer convinces Captain Sopek to ask the Vulcan High Command to allow T'Pol to remain on the Enterprise, in light of her heroic act.

  • Factoid: Vulcan Ambassador Soval thinks that Captain Archer is too impulsive, and that Captain Gardner would have made a far more suitable commanding officer.

  • Guest Characters: Admiral Forrest, Vulcan Ambassador Soval, *Captain Sopek, Shran
    Alien Races: Andorians, *Coridanites, Vulcans
    Starships: *Vulcan Ni'Var

    KEY: [brackets]=illusions   *star=first appearance

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