AGAIN with the boring intros! Phlox gets a message. Wow.
Again it's Hoshi who delivers it. How sad for her.
Tribbles appear and then disappear. Very funny. As was
Hoshi's expression as the cage shook.
Trip, Mr. Nice Guy, Part 4283: As they head down to go caving for
a week, Archer expresses concern for their ability/safety. "I'm
sure Travis is an excellent teacher," says Trip. Awww.
The Return of the Tan Suits! NICE. So very form fitting and
stylish. But I thought they were for hot weather, all thin and pale.
Is this a hot cave?
The Return of the Poop! Once again, waste disposal lines fall to
Mr. Trinneer. How sad for him. Still, that expression on his face
was perfect. :D Leave nothing behind!
Trip!Quote and FOOD reference!
"Last cave I was in had handrailsÉa gift shopÉ (wait for it!)Éa
snack bar." !!!!!! The man has his priorities set and I like them.
That it comes last, I suppose, is for dramatic emphasis,
meaning "at least a snack bar." I laughed out loud. I'm glad they
got away from stereotyped foods but kept the interest in food a
part of his character.
Phlox is getting the really meaty moralistic stories. Actual conflict
with Archer (since Dear Doctor, it's been quiet). Preconceptions
again; that's come up a lot.
Archer as counselor to the universe. Hmmm. That's the part I'm
Ouch! *ouch* OW! <thump>
OWWW!! Ahhhh! >crash< OUCH
Reed falls badly - it's just too goofy. Trip was just slipping and
sliding. Only AM seemed to really be falling, but then Travis has
practice with that. Travis breaks his leg **again** GOOD
So many bulging biceps I've never seen!
Phlox and T'Pol in the Mess, for another heart-to-heartofstone.
It's getting to be a regular thing. Billingsley excels at this role.
The sudden break in his voice when he got to his son was a real
pleasure to watch and hear.
Trip and Malcom - the disaster twins indeed. Still. WHO makes
sweaty, dirty, mussed, bruised, and bloody look THAT
GOOD????? Trip, that's who. <my, those climbing harnesses
*do* accentuate, don't they?>
Mouthin'Off! Trip returns. Finally. It's been a while since he shot
off his mouth at someone and he does it so well.
Denobulan: You can't force us to leave..
Trip: Wanna bet? <clipped>
"Because I *swear*, I'll tie you up and drag you out by your ankles
if that's how you want it. (<-note politeness at the end)
Nice Phlox continuity with the son he mentioned long ago, the
one he hasn't spoken to. (Can we give Phlox's stories to
Archer? It might help.)
TRIP QUOTE OF ALL TIME: (and winner of Best Swear of
Season Two award):
<crawling on their bellies back through the tunnel, Denobulan #1
just ahead of Trip, stops to pick up a rock sample he left on the
Trip: Are those rock samples? We can't carry any more!
Denobulan: I just need a second.
Trip: If you don't start moving, I'm gonna take my phase pistol
and shoot you in the ass!
Denobulan: These are pricelessÉ
Trip: OneÉ <reaching into pack for the pistol> TwoÉ
I burst out laughing at that one, something I haven't done for a
while. And yet somehow he pulls off lines like that. The man is
Lots of climbing. At *least* they didn't look like Batman and
Robin walking "up" the side of a building.
Apparently, Travis loses the ability to speak when he's hurt.
Maybe that's how they've kept him so quiet all these
Show ends. Tidy wrap up. Nice Phlox scene to close.
Phlox is really turning out to be interesting, and not at all human
in many ways. Billingsley is a great actor, and pulls off the
emotions as well as the alien=ness of the character with such
Trip Centric Summary:
* the ASS line. Beautiful. An instant classic.
* Trip the loudmouth. Welcome back.
* Trip the supporter. Very nice.
* Muscles. Tight tan uniforms (on all three).