4x09 Kir'Shara (3)
First Aired: Dec. 03, 2004 on UPN
The Vulcans have decimated the Syrrannite compound.
Archer — with T'Pol and T'Pau — is driven on to bring the Kir'Shara relic to the Vulcan High Command.
V'Las has succeeded in convincing his fellow High Command members that the Andorians will be using Xindi technology to…
Main Characters in this Episode
Minister Kuvak: Do you have evidence of this?
Administrator V'Las: They didn't steal the prototype because they were merely curious. I'm certain of one thing. Sooner or later, the Andorians will make use of this technology. Is it logical for us to wait for that day?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ever since the meld, I've felt more... centered. It's hard to explain. My whole life, I've never really understood Vulcans. Why they work so hard to suppress their emotions. Now it all seems to make sense. Next thing you know, I'll be taking up meditation.
- 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.