"Storm Front" Part II
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Story by: Manny Coto
Teleplay by: Manny Coto
Directed by: David Straiton
SYNOPSIS FOLLOWED BY REVIEW ON PAGE 4:
After some flashbacks of last week's season opener, the show begins with a
black and white newsreel (reminiscent of those that were made during WWII)
depicting Hitler visiting New York city and being welcomed by crowds of
cheering people. The film touts the forging of an alliance between America
and Germany in the fight for freedom. There's an interesting scene where
the narrator talks about *parasites* and we see Canadian Prime Minister
Mackenzie King (thanks to Michel Boucher for this). Interesting choice to
say the least. As King looks a lot like Winston Churchill, it makes one
wonder whether that is who the writers thought it was or were they trying to
say something? I guess we'll never know. It ends with the Nazi flag flying
above the American flag.
In the White House, the alien commander, Vosk, is speaking with the Nazi
general. The general talks of an impending "counter-attack by the
Americans". He mentions that Nazi intelligence shows that the alien
squadron is ready. The alien tells him that the intelligence is "flawed".
The general angrily tells the alien that he wants it deployed now. The
alien threatens to give the weapons to the Allies and warns the general:
"The next time you feel the urge to threaten me, remember this: 'I can
erase you from history as if you never existed.'" The general is speechless
as the alien leaves.
Back on a still damaged Enterprise, Alicia is in her quarters. Archer comes
in. They talk. Alicia wonders if there are still wars in the future.
Archer tells her on Earth "war has been eliminated but the galaxy's a big
place with thousands of species. Not all of them have the same values we
have." Alicia wants to return to her neighborhood. He tells her two
crewmembers are missing. She tells him she can try to find out where they
are. She continues that with a ship like Enterprise they could destroy
Berlin. Archer replies that they'll stop the Nazis but "in another way".
He tells her she'll have to be beamed down. She doesn't like it but agrees.
Vosk enters the area where they are building the time machine. He talks to
another alien about Trip and Travis. The aliens don't believe they are
temporal agents but Vosk doesn't think they are here by "accident". They
the machine. It doesn't work. They talk about how the Germans are becoming
impatient. Vosk tells the other alien he doesn't want to give the weapons
to the Germans. He thinks they might use them against the aliens. Vosk
asks that the prisoners be given medical attention and be returned to their
cell. Travis and Trip are brought back to their cell. They've obviously
been tortured. Just then, we see a form appear on the ceiling. It is
Silik. It looks like he drops down on Trip.
Back on the Enterprise, Reed is briefing Archer and T'Pol. He tells Archer
he's pinpointed where time changed. Lenin was assasinated. Russia never
turned Communist so Hitler was able to concentrate his efforts on the West,
taking European countries like France and England and