4x09 Kir'Shara (3)
First Aired: Dec. 03, 2004 on UPN
Main Characters in this Episode
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 Shran: I can't. I'm sorry. Not yet.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [roaring] I'll tear the antennae from your skull!
Commander Shran: If this interrogation continues, your suppression system could be permanently damaged. Tell me what I want to know!
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Aren't you enjoying this, Commander? Have you imagined having me in this chair many times?
Commander Shran: That's not far from the truth. But after our rather lengthy peace talks, I came to trust you.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Then trust me now!
Commander Shran: You would never betray your people!
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I'm trying to save them!
Commander Shran: Where is your fleet?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Do you know the story of Nirak?
Commander Shran: What?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: He was a soldier who lived a long time ago. He was standing watch over the gates of the city of Gol and he saw a cloud on the horizon moving toward him. He thought it was a sandstorm, so he told no one. It was an army. They destroyed the city, but they let Nirak live. His name now means "fool" in our language, just as yours will in Andorian!
Commander T'Pol: I may have had disagreements with the High Command. But that doesn't mean I'm going to join a radical faction.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You signed up with Starfleet. A lot of Vulcans I have met consider *us* a radical faction.
- SPOILER: While it is not explicitly revealed that Talok is a Romulan, it is implied that Romulans and Vulcans share the same lineage when he tells V'Las that "the reunification of our people is only a matter of time."
- SPOILER: The revelation that the character of Major Talok was actually a Romulan disguised as Vulcan was actually a cost-saving measure. The Romulan that V'Las was to be revealed as conspiring at the end of the episode with was originally a separate character, however budget constraints left no more money to hire another actor for a speaking role. Writer Michael Sussman adjusted the scene, turning Talok into the Romulan spy, as the Major's role had already been budgeted for.