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Their secretions act as a natural sedative. Oh, uh, please be careful to sleep on your back. If you roll over, you might anger them." With a pained look on his face, Trip replies: "Maybe an hour a night with T'Pol isn't so bad." Very funny and it adds a nice touch of continuity. These two actors have great comedic timing. There's more continuity as we get the mention of Trellium-D again and we find out why it is so necessary to have in the Expanse.
This is a great ensemble show as all of the main characters have some screen time. Hoshi is not only a communications officer who is good with languages but is also capable with computers. Mayweather's piloting skills come in handy and he isn't grinning anymore. We meet the female MACO soldier (Julia Rose) and she seems quite adept. Reed is efficient and is working well with the MACO soldiers so it seems he now appreciates having them around. T'Pol didn't do as much this time around but did her part nonetheless. We even get to see Porthos and he's being affected by the anomalies as well.
I often judge how good an episode is by whether I'll want to find out what happens next and I have to say this one did the job well. I can't wait to see how this all turns out. I also go by whether it makes me think about what happened when it's over and it did this too. I don't know what to think about Archer using torture to get the information from the Osaarian. We learned in the Expanse that they've been there for at least six weeks so it's understandable that Archer is getting worried that they may be too late in stopping the Xindi from deploying their weapon. We can sense the urgency in how he's behaving. Is what he did to the Osaarian acceptable? To be honest, I don't know. He did let the Osaarian go but I wonder if he would have gone so far as to let him die in the airlock when he was interrogating him. Still, it's good to see that Archer has changed and he certainly is now worthy of being called Captain nonetheless.
I give this one an A.
Gisele La Roche,