Jul 24, 2022
“The Seventh” 20th-anniversary reflections.
When T’Pol receives a call from the Vulcan High Command, memories of her past life as a security operative begin to resurface. She is sent on a mission to apprehend a surgically altered man named Menos, the last of six rogue operatives she was sent after 17 years earlier. Or at least she remembered there being six. Actually there were seven, and she killed Menos’s partner Jossen—a fact that is only beginning to come back to her. Just after the incident, she underwent a Vulcan procedure to purge the memory. She convinces Archer to go with her on the mission, because she needs someone with her whom she trusts, and together with him and Travis they capture Menos; but not without leaving a lot of property and emotional damage in their wake.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “The Seventh” as we discuss what it has to say about Vulcan society, how it connects to the world 20 years after it was written, what is does for the Archer–T’Pol relationship, and more. We also point out why this often-overlooked episode is worth a careful rewatch.
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)