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Enterprise review: "Shockwave".
(Episode 26)

Reviewed by Richard Whettestone.
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THE PREMISE: Reed screws up and blows up 3000 colonists. Daniels comes back from the dead to have Archer lead a raid on a cloaked Suliban ship. After the Suliban threaten to attack the Enterprise, Archer unexplainably finds himself stranded in the 31st century with Daniels and a devastated Earth.

"Shockwave"
Written by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
(the usual suspects)


Reed We only survived because of my brilliant flying skills.

The shockwave was so ferocious, it destroyed everything on the planet. Yet at the cause and ignition of the flashpoint - the Shuttlepod - the atmosphere exploding merely rocked the shuttle a little.

Whatever.


Admiral
I'm too emotionally devastated to emote on camera. Turn away!

Why is it almost every time television provides a great opportunity to show a character learning of something terrible (usually the death of another character), they don't?

We never saw Mulder or Scully learn of the death of the Lone Gunmen on "The X-Files". We never saw Nathan and Francie Bedford learn of their mother's death on "I'll Fly Away". And here we have yet another opportunity that was ignored and thrown away. Archer calls Admiral Forrest to inform him they accidently destroyed the entire colony, and we cut to mid-communication where Forrest had already been told of the news.

These scenes not only are more memorable, but provides the actors an opportunity to ''act''. When Captain Kirk learned his son had died, he fell back and missed his chair. It was heavily dramatic. So why do Hollywood Producers constantly try to avoid these scenes?

When Admiral Forrest learned the entire colony was destroyed, what was his reaction? We will never know because the Producers are stupid.


Daniels
But we're fighting a Temporal Cold War! We haven't got time to change history! Oh, wait...

The Colony exploded and Daniels said that wasn't supposed to happen. So instead of changing it like the time travelers were doing with everything else, they just leave it and try to prove to the locals that it was an accident?

Gee, no wonder the future was in ruins. Dumb-asses run the time machines (or the scripts).


Archer
I've traveled back before Enterprise even left? Then I can go tell Starfleet to get a better Captain!

Daniels bringing Archer back to the night before he left was pointless. Other than to show his room that gave us zero insight into the character, there was no reason for it. Daniels was afraid of bad people up to no good, but he had no where else to go? These people don't have a safe house to run to in their various time periods?

And if you've screwed up your entire first season, wouldn't the first thing you do is to run to Broken Bow, Oklahoma with a Phase Pistol and try to start making things right?


Archer Daniels also read for me 'War and Peace'. Twice.

Within just two short hours, Daniels manages to fill Archer in not only on the plan, but the details of the plan, including Quantum Mechanics, Super-duper Technology, how to build a cloak detecter, what Suliban computer disks to steal, etc, etc.

And as if that wasn't unbelievable enough, Archer understood it all. Scott Bakula may have starred on Quantum Leap, but Archer understanding Quantum Mechanics is a joke, especially considering this guy couldn't even understand in "Fallen Hero" that a ship dropping out of warp would take LONGER to reach its target.

Daniels should have just given Archer the instructions written down somewhere to refer to.


Hoshi
Excuse me Captain, but Captain Janeway is on the phone. She said you wanted to borrow her Reset Button?

Congratulations. You just watched an entire episode in which zero happens.

Come on. Think about this. Do you really believe the series is going to allow the entire Colony of 3,000+ people die? And Enterprise was involved? THINK. This is a time travel episode. This means part two will have Archer journey back and prevent that from happening. This means the entire Part One is going to be completely thrown away with a big reset button, making the Teaser onward pointless.

We'll know in three months.


Daniels My God! They also destroyed the Voyager exhibit at the Smithsoneum!

Just 30 minutes earlier Daniels had lunch, and just 10 minutes earlier Daniels teleported Archer to the future, but yet suddenly not only does Daniels know everything in the world is in ruins, but he also knows all the time travel technology is destroyed.

What, is this super-secret advanced and dangerous technology rest in his apartment building? Remember, everything is destroyed, so he couldn't beam anywhere. And don't tell me those elevators are working. That's an incredibly tall building he is in. It probably takes at least 30 minutes to walk down the stairs to the front door, let alone walk up, assuming the pathway wasn't blocked. And why did Daniels, after being given orders to teleport Archer to the future, teleport Archer to Daniels' personal apartment?

The scene may have seemed dramatic, but it's full of silliness. And it's unlikely the conclusion will explain it.


Daniels and Archer History shows that you're dumb. I bet you did this. I can't believe they gave you a starship.

Archer made reports about Daniels to Starfleet. Come on. That alone should have brought up at least a conversation if not a major threat to the future. Creating a false jeopardy about colonists to create the same situation that you already had the opportunity to go into just doesn't make any sense and wasn't necessary.


Dr. Phlox
To Be Continued?! Christ, there's more?!?!

Reset Button City.

Mark my words. It will all be reset and nothing will come from it.

See you in the second season...


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