4x09 Kir'Shara (3)
First Aired: Dec. 03, 2004 on UPN
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Administrator V'Las: What about me?
Talok: Not now. Your disappearance would cause suspicion. This is simply a minor delay. The reunification of our people is only a matter of time.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Some of the crew're wondering if I'm doing the right thing. Can't say I blame 'em. I'm not so sure myself.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I have no doubt Captain Archer would pursue the same course of action.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's what I keep telling myself.
- This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Enterprise in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
- 47 reference: The damage report PADD which Tucker holds in his hand during the meeting with Reed in the ready room lists various appearances of the number 47.
- In terms of this episode's chronological (not production) order within the franchise, Talok is the first Romulan character to appear on-screen in Star Trek.
- The final scene in which V'Las meets clandestinely with a Romulan operative almost didn't make it into the finished episode for budgetary reasons. Originally, the Romulan was to have been a new, never-before-seen character, but there was no money left in the budget to pay for another speaking role. Writer Mike Sussman adjusted the scene so that the Romulan became the character Talok, a Vulcan role that had already been cast. The re-use of a Romulan uniform from Star Trek Nemesis allowed the scene to be included in the finished episode. Had the scene been cut, as it very nearly was, the Romulans' role in the Vulcan Civil War would have remained completely hidden, even from the audience.
- The upper portion of a Vulcan capital building is a reuse of the Sarajevo model first featured in "Storm Front, Part II" as an Earth ship escorting Enterprise to Earth.