Episode Reviews – Star Trek: Enterprise (2016)

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On April 16, 2016, I began my own 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek with yet another rewatch of the franchise.  As usual, I chose to watch chronologically, beginning with Enterprise.

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This is an archive of my brief, capsule reviews of each Star Trek: Enterprise episode.  My grade, the Twitter community poll results (on a 1-4 scale), and a Trekkie Award listing for each episode is also included.

Season One

01 – “Broken Bow
It works perfectly as a pilot for ENT & the whole Star Trek franchise. The production values are feature quality.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.53
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Director – James L. Conway, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects (wins); Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score – Dennis McCarthy (nominations)

03 – “Fight or Flight
A good, solid hour of character development for Archer and Hoshi. It’s not exactly groundbreaking but it’s solid.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 2.70
Trekkie Awards: N/A

04 – “Strange New World
An effective early outing, as it captures the spirit of the series’ premise. I wish the ending had more punch.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.22
Trekkie Awards: N/A

05 – “Unexpected
The cast has the comedic chops to pull off lighter fare, but the concept is too silly to truly carry the day.
My Grade: D+
Twitter Poll: 1.67
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (nomination)

06 – “Terra Nova
Lackluster pacing and heavy handed writing hamper a promising premise. The “Novan” dialect is extremely grating.
My Grade: D+
Twitter Poll: 1.64
Trekkie Awards: N/A

07 – “The Andorian Incident
What could have been a routine hostage story is elevated by the terrific Shran and a killer twist of an ending.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.27
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Jeffrey Combs, Best Cinematography (wins); Best Episode, Best Director – Roxann Dawson (nominations)

08 – “Breaking the Ice
A refreshingly quiet character drama. The teleplay has real heart and gives everyone at least one nice moment.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 2.71
Trekkie Awards: Best Visual Effects (nomination)

09 – “Civilization
This well intentioned throwback to TOS falls prey to modern Trek story tropes. It’s a bit too flat to stand out.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.55
Trekkie Awards: Best Costume Design (nomination)

10 – “Fortunate Son
There are some good ideas and I find the boomer concept intriguing, but the execution is pretty run in the mill.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.35
Trekkie Awards: N/A

11 – “Cold Front
The script is sharp & the pacing is noticeably stronger than the last few episodes. It’s packed with fun stuff.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.17
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Matt Winston, Best Teleplay – Stephen Beck & Tim Finch (nominations)

12 – “Silent Enemy
Another briskly paced outing. The visuals and score really hold up. The Reed’s birthday B-story is oddly placed.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.21
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score – Velton Ray Bunch (nomination)

13 – “Dear Doctor
The structure is innovative, the performances are perfect and the moral dilemma is compelling. This is a classic.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.70
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Maria Jacquemetton & Andre Jacquemetton, Best Musical Score – David Bell (wins); Best Performance by a Series Lead – John Billingsley, Best Director – James A. Contner, Best Film Editing (nominations)

14 – “Sleeping Dogs
The story is standard, but there are enough interesting character moments to keep it from falling totally flat.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.64
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (nomination)

15 – “Shadows of P’Jem
While this is valuable development for the Archer/T’Pol dynamic, the hostage scenes are one note. A mixed bag.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.80
Trekkie Awards: N/A

16 – “Shuttlepod One
This episode features an excellent script & truly outstanding performances by Trinneer/Keating. It’s a standout.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.58
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Teleplay – Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, Best Director – David Livingston (nominations)

17 – “Fusion
While I wish the T’Pol/Tolaris storyline was more interesting, the look at Vulcans without logic is quite neat.
My Grade: B-
Twitter Poll: 2.60
Trekkie Awards: N/A

18 – “Rogue Planet
This is a truly mixed bag. The production values absolutely hold up, but pacing is a real issue. It’s ponderous.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 1.87
Trekkie Awards: N/A

19 – “Acquisition
Quintessential dumbed down Trek. It outright fails to earn the whimsical quality that it seems to strive for.
My Grade: D-
Twitter Poll: 1.64
Trekkie Awards: N/A

20 – “Oasis
This borrows a ton from previous Trek episodes. It’s reasonably well executed but it’s devoid of originality.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 2.09
Trekkie Awards: N/A

21 – “Detained
A TOS-esque morality tale that adequately manages to advance the Suliban story. It’s on the nose, but it works.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.18
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Dean Stockwell (nomination)

22 – “Vox Sola
While the episode’s first half feels a bit clunky, the ending is actually majestic. Thematically, it’s excellent.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 2.73
Trekkie Awards: N/A

23 – “Fallen Hero
A sharply written and well performed installment. Fionnula Flanagan offers a welcome sense of gravitas as V’Lar.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.20
Trekkie Awards: N/A

24 – “Desert Crossing
The production values are outstanding, but the episode suffers from some slow pacing after the first few acts.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.73
Trekkie Awards: N/A

25 – “Two Days and Two Nights
What was intended as a pleasant diversion is chock-full of tropes. The amusing moments are few and far between.
My Grade: D+
Twitter Poll: 2.36
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Dean Stockwell (nomination)

26 – “Shockwave, Part I
This effectively pulls together many of the themes built up over the first season. It’s exciting and substantial.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.58
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Teleplay – Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, Best Director – Allan Kroeker, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects (nominations)

Season Two

27 – “Shockwave, Part II
While it lacks the character development of the first half, it’s a mostly satisfying, action packed conclusion.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.10
Trekkie Awards: N/A

28 – “Carbon Creek
An offbeat and truly inventive classic. I absolutely love the whimsical tone and the performances are excellent.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.57
Trekkie Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design (wins) Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Jolene Blalock, Best Performance by a Guest Star – J. Paul Boehmer, Best Teleplay – Chris Black [teleplay], Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and Dan O’Shannon [story], Best Director – James A. Contner, Best Art Direction (nominations)

29 – “Minefield
The ambitious nature of the production never ceases to impress. Keating/Bakula both deliver strong performances.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.18
Trekkie Awards: N/A

30 – “Dead Stop
Refreshingly cool continuity and the creepy tone make this another outstanding outing. The visuals are striking.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.50
Trekkie Awards: Best Visual Effects (win); Best Episode, Best Director – Roxann Dawson (nominations)

31 – “A Night in Sickbay
I’m all for outside the box, but the humor falls flat for me. I’m not a big fan of how Archer is presented here.
My Grade: D+
Twitter Poll: 2.32
Trekkie Awards: N/A

32 – “Marauders
A fairly standard action show. The message is pat and offers nothing new but the location photography is great.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 2.38
Trekkie Awards: N/A

33 – “The Seventh
Intriguing development for T’Pol featuring an excellent performance by Blalock. Bruce Davison feels a bit off.
My Grade: B-
Twitter Poll: 2.45
Trekkie Awards: N/A

34 – “The Communicator
Entertaining if unremarkable illustration of why the prime directive is critical. The action ending is standard.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.38
Trekkie Awards: N/A

35 – “Singularity
Some of it is endearing, some of it is grating. The actors are great but it’s too all over the place to be great.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.54
Trekkie Awards: N/A

36 – “Vanishing Point
Linda Park gives a very strong performance, but the whole thing feels too forced and the twist is fairly silly.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 2.27
Trekkie Awards: N/A

37 – “Precious Cargo
Reminiscent of bad Star Trek parodies. It’s effectively devoid of charm and wit, while attempting to convey both.
My Grade: F
Twitter Poll: 1.38
Trekkie Awards: N/A

38 – “The Catwalk
The first half is unique and really capitalizes on the series’ prequel premise. The second half is standard Trek.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.75
Trekkie Awards: N/A

39 – “Dawn
It’s loaded with classic Trek tropes and devoid of originality. Trinneer’s charisma keeps it barely above water.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.17
Trekkie Awards: N/A

40 – “Stigma
The message is on the nose, but it’s fairly well handled. Blalock & Billingsley both deliver strong performances.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.00
Trekkie Awards: N/A

41 – “Cease Fire
While it’s not wholly original in execution, it manages to capitalize on the best aspects of the prequel concept.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.22
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Jeffrey Combs (nomination)

42 – “Future Tense
The script is sharp and the direction establishes a heightened “cool” factor. The pacing is as good as it gets.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.50
Trekkie Awards: Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong (nomination)

43 – “Canamar
Reminiscent of Dawn, in that it’s extremely well made but very derivative of other stories. Average on the whole.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.36
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score – Brian Tyler (nomination)

44 – “The Crossing
I appreciate the tone attempted in this episode, but the overall pacing is extremely lacking. A real mixed bag.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.18
Trekkie Awards: Best Visual Effects (nomination)

45 – “Judgment
I love the textured look at Klingon culture, beyond the well explored warrior class. Kolos is a great character.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.38
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star- J.G. Hertzler, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design (nomination)

46 – “Horizon
The look at Travis was long overdue. I wish the story was less run in the mill and not so full of Trek standards.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.40
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score – Mark McKenzie (nomination)

47 – “The Breach
While there are echoes of previous Trek stories, this is powered by really tremendous work by John Billingsley.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.09
Trekkie Awards: N/A

48 – “Cogenitor
A powerhouse pure and simple. This is classic Trek storytelling, firing on all cylinders. It’s damn near perfect.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.77
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Teleplay – Rick Berman & Brannon Braga (wins); Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Performance by a Guest Star – Becky Wahlstrom, Best Director – LeVar Burton (nominations)

49 – “Regeneration
This presents the Borg in a terrifying way. It could have been a continuity nightmare, but it’s a big success.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.25
Trekkie Awards: Best Film Editing, Best Musical Score – Brian Tyler (win); Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong, Best Director – David Livingston, Best Cinematography (nominations)

50 – “First Flight
Poignant and profound. This effectively provides backstory in a heartfelt and genuine way. Beautifully produced.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.54
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Keith Carradine, Best Director – LeVar Burton, Best Art Direction (wins); Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Teleplay – Chris Black & John Shiban, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing (nominations)

51 – “Bounty
It’s pretty awful. The T’Pol/Phlox story is horrendously handled and the Archer/Skalaar stuff is extremely dull.
My Grade: D-
Twitter Poll: 1.45
Trekkie Awards: N/A

52 – “The Expanse
While arguably a bit too busy, it’s a major game changer. The pacing is relentless and the stakes are very high.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.29
Trekkie Awards: Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects (nominations)

Season Three

53 – “The Xindi
A mildly successful beginning. The window dressing is fresh and exciting, but the gist of the story is typical.
My Grade: B-
Twitter Poll: 2.93
Trekkie Awards: Best Costume Design (win)

54 – “Anomaly
It’s loaded with cool goods. Archer’s tactics are tough to take, but they’re certainly a fascinating development.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.58
Trekkie Awards: Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman

55 – “Extinction
Stunningly terrible. The pacing is awful and the story is nothing new. I really feel embarrassed for the actors.
My Grade: F
Twitter Poll: 1.31
Trekkie Awards: N/A

56 – “Rajiin
A strictly average outing with not much in the way of originality. It’s well produced, but wholly unremarkable.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.08
Trekkie Awards: N/A

57 – “Impulse
What could have been silly works. Seeing T’Pol unravel so violently is scarier than any Vulcan zombie could be.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.18
Trekkie Awards: Best Film Editing (nomination)

58 – “Exile
It sure looks great, but it’s quite meandering. Park does a nice job, but not enough to lift it beyond middling.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.08
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (nomination)

59 – “The Shipment
Gralik’s arc is compelling & Archer’s development is a critical step forward for the season. It’s well executed.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 2.79
Trekkie Awards: N/A

60 – “Twilight
It’s highly innovative structurally, but this episode belongs to Bakula/Blalock. Perfect mix of scope & emotion.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.73
Trekkie Awards: Best Film Editing (win); Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Jolene Blalock, Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman; Best Director – Robert Duncan McNeil, Best Costume Design (nominations)

61 – “North Star
It has retro charm and style to burn, but I don’t find the story terribly compelling. Moderately above average.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.58
Trekkie Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design (nominations)

62 – “Similitude
One of Trek’s finest hours. The stakes are high, the drama is penetrating and the performances are Emmy worthy.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.85
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Teleplay – Manny Coto, Best Director – LeVar Burton, Best Musical Score – Velton Ray Bunch (wins); Best Performance by a Guest Star – Adam Taylor Gordon, Best Film Editing (nominations)

63 – “Carpenter Street
It’s stylish but in a really unnatural way for the series. It has unfortunate pacing & tone issues. Weak outing.
My Grade: D+
Twitter Poll: 2.31
Trekkie Awards: N/A

64 – “Chosen Realm
The allusion to modern day terrorism seems less heavy handed than when it aired. It’s on the nose but effective.
My Grade: B-
Twitter Poll: 2.62
Trekkie Awards: N/A

65 – “Proving Ground
A well executed link between the Xindi storyline and the overall arc of the series. Much needed and effective.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.50
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Jeffrey Combs (nomination)

66 – “Stratagem
It’s an outside the box, very cool concept. Bakula and especially Randy Oglesby bring real weight and gravitas.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.47
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Randy Oglesby (win)

67 – “Harbinger
While the three storylines are solid and it manages to advance the arc, it feels quite disjointed & overly busy.
My Grade: B-
Twitter Poll: 2.50
Trekkie Awards: N/A

68 – “Doctor’s Orders
Billingsley is always masterful, but it’s too reminiscent of VOY’s “One”. It’s way too derivative to earn a pass.
My Grade: C
Twitter Poll: 2.31
Trekkie Awards: N/A

69 – “Hatchery
There are interesting elements that are largely left unexplored, while the focus remains on tried & true tropes.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 1.92
Trekkie Awards: N/A

70 – “Azati Prime
The first time that the Xindi arc feels fully realized. It’s full of great moments and awesome production values.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.63
Trekkie Awards: Best Visual Effects (win); Best Episode; Best Director – Allan Kroeker, Best Musical Score – Dennis McCarthy (nominations)

71 – “Damage
Dark, challenging & unique to this story arc. Bakula/Blalock give perhaps their best performances of the series.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.91
Trekkie Awards: Best Cinematography (win); Best Episode; Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Jolene Blalock. Best Teleplay – Phyllis Strong, Best Director – James L. Conway (nominations)

72 – “The Forgotten
An emotionally charged extension of the last two episodes. We’re again treated to truly outstanding performances.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.64
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Teleplay – Chris Black & David A. Goodman (nominations)

73 – “E2
A huge diversion from the previous three episodes, but effective in its own right. Lorian is a great character.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.27
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – David Andrews (nomination)

74 – “The Council
It’s a thrilling ride. Drama & action really come together into a well realized, meaningful episode. Tremendous.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.69
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Guest Star – Scott MacDonald, Best Director – David Livingston, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects (nominations)

75 – “Countdown
It’s more action-oriented than “The Council”, but it manages to offer loads of consequential character moments.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.77
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (win); Best Visual Effects (nomination)

76 – “Zero Hour
It doesn’t offer the textured qualities of the last handful of episodes, but it’s a satisfying semi-conclusion.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.40
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score – Jay Chattaway (nomination)

Season Four

77 – “Storm Front, Part I
I appreciate the retro vibe, but it feels disjointed & jarringly out of place in the aftermath of season three.
My Grade: C-
Twitter Poll: 2.75
Trekkie Awards: Best Costume Design (nomination)

78 – “Storm Front, Part II
From a production standpoint, this is a big step up from Pt. I, but it’s not a satisfying conclusion to the TCW.
My Grade: C+
Twitter Poll: 2.69
Trekkie Awards: Best Visual Effects (nomination)

79 – “Home
I appreciate the retro vibe, but it feels disjointed & jarringly out of place in the aftermath of season three.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.56
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (win); Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman (nominations)

80 – “Borderland
Spiner brings depth and creates a three dimensional antagonist. The Orion slave market is very well executed.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.47
Trekkie Awards: Best Art Direction (nomination)

81 – “Cold Station 12
The C-12 sequences are as dramatic & intense as anything in the series. One of Trek’s most mature installments.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.69
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Brent Spiner (nomination)

82 – “The Augments
A reasonably satisfying conclusion. I wish the dramatic weight of the last episode made its way into this one.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.40
Trekkie Awards: N/A

83 – “The Forge
Rich prequel storytelling and motion picture production values combine to create an absolute classic. Perfection.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.94
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Best Director – Michael Grossman; Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing (wins); Best Musical Score (nomination)

84 – “Awakening
Lots of valuable depth is added to the Vulcan mythology in ways that connect beautifully with the overall canon.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.79
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Series Lead – Jolene Blalock (win); Best Performance by a Guest Star – Kara Zediker (nomination)

85 – “Kir’Shara
A thrilling conclusion. This trilogy never loses sight of the prequel premise and takes complete advantage of it.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.86
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Gary Graham (nomination)

86 – “Daedalus
An incredibly sleepy and ponderous outing. On a basic level the concept has merit, but the execution is lifeless.
My Grade: D
Twitter Poll: 1.50
Trekkie Awards: N/A

87 – “Observer Effect
A fresh premise & perhaps the series’ best use of the entire ensemble. Every member of the cast brings the goods.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.62
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Scott Bakula, Best Teleplay – Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Best Director – Michael Vejar, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing (nominations)

88 – “Babel One
Like the majority of the season, this storyline capitalizes on the prequel idea. I wish we got more like this.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.50
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Best Director – Michael Grossman; Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing (wins); Best Musical Score (nomination)

89 – “United
Combs gives his most interesting and textured performance as Shran. The stakes feel really high and well earned.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.71
Trekkie Awards: Best Performance by a Guest Star – Jeffrey Combs (win); Best Episode, Best Director – David Livingston (nominations)

90 – “The Aenar
Very different in tone from the last two episodes, but it’s a welcome look at Andoria. It’s good, but not great.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.23
Trekkie Awards: N/A

91 – “Affliction
I love that it boldly jumps into the Klingon appearance issue & completely folds it into the arc of the season.
My Grade: B+
Twitter Poll: 3.33
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score (nomination)

92 – “Divergence
The resolution feels rushed and too steeped in traditional action beats. Entertaining, if lacking in substance.
My Grade: B
Twitter Poll: 3.00
Trekkie Awards: N/A

93 – “Bound
Legitimate depth was sorely lacking from the Orions, but this fails to deliver. It’s bland and quite ridiculous.
My Grade: D
Twitter Poll: 1.62
Trekkie Awards: N/A

94 – “In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I
The story is brilliantly original, while the actors have a blast and the production team kicks ass. Great stuff.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.90
Trekkie Awards: Best Musical Score – Dennis McCarthy & Kevin Kiner, Best Visual Effects (wins); Best Episode, Best Teleplay – Mike Sussman, Best Director – James L. Conway, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing (nominations)

95 – “In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II
It takes place in the mirror universe, yet it somehow manages to develop prime Archer’s character. Incredible!
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.83
Trekkie Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction (nominations)

96 – “Demons
As Enterprise’s actual finale, this two-parter perfectly defines the stakes. It’s all about humanity overcoming.
My Grade: A-
Twitter Poll: 3.42
Trekkie Awards: N/A

97 – “Terra Prime
The character moments are perfectly pitched and plentiful. The final act is one of the best in Trek’s history.
My Grade: A
Twitter Poll: 3.67
Trekkie Awards: Best Episode, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Jolene Blalock, Best Performance by a Series Lead – Connor Trinneer, Best Performance by a Guest Star – Peter Weller, Best Teleplay – Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Manny Coto [teleplay], Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Andre Bormanis [story], Best Director – Marvin V. Rush (nominations)

98 – “These Are the Voyages
Review to be released at a later time – This episode is slotted in, immediately following “The Pegasus” (TNG).
My Grade: D-
Twitter Poll: TBD
Trekkie Awards: N/A

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