||Easily amongst Enterprise's worst episodes. Bottom five easy. This episode isn't just bad Trek, it's flat out bad TV. It's a stunningly boring hour of TV. Things like Threshold or Dear Doctor may be horrific in their own ways but at least they weren't boring and pointless, this was. An episode not spent boldly going isn't a crime. Some time off will give you a chance to follow the crew around and get a feel for them removed from their jobs. Nothing I learned about any of the characters in this episode made me like them any more... well except maybe Hoshi. So a quick recap: Tucker and Reed are slimeballs right out the 1980's club scene. Then they indulge in a bit of homoerotic bondage. Yay. Mayweather goes rock climbing, on a pleasure planet, smooth. He gets hurt and returns to the ship. Upon arrival and awakening Phlox the doctor says the most appropriate line in the history of the series. "Ensign who?" April has a serious run in with a hostile spy. Thanks to the most boring seduction ever Archer realizes that any woman still interested in him after two days where the dogs had the most fascinating conversation must be up to no good. He scans her, she scratches him, he passes out and never mentions it. Finally we get to Hoshi, who earns those first two letters in her name. If you know a new language she will put out on the first date. Ultimately at the end of the episode nothing changes, nothing matters, we learn nothing about the characters (at least nothing we want to know about them) and unlike most time travel stories it doesn't have the excuse of never happening. This did, and we wish it hadn't. And oh look, Berman and Braga wrote this bomb, imagine that.