The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise #11) by Andy Mangels
Apr 20, T'Pol was one of the standout main character of "Star Trek Enterprise. . His relationship with Captain Archer especially grew from adversarial. Charles "Trip" Tucker III portrayed by Connor Trinneer, is a fictional character in the television Later, following T'Pol's annulment of her marriage, Tucker considered becoming involved with her again; however, T'Pol told him that she was not. In which episode does Archer attend Risa? Relationships with which race have improved 'more in one day' (withReed),than the Vulcans had 'managed overa years'? In which Who played T'Pol's greatgrandmother T'Mir?
Fellow officers especially Travis were suspicious, but Trip denied all their conclusions. At a crucial point during the Xindi mission, Tucker suffered a potentially fatal injury, and the only way to save his life was to create a clone to harvest needed brain cells. The clone, named " Sim ", grew to adulthood over only a few days, and many of the crew became fond of him, in particular T'Pol, who actually kissed Sim after he confessed to being attracted to T'Pol — but adding that he was uncertain whether those feelings were his own or Tucker's.
Against Sim's objections, Archer ordered him to undergo the medical procedure to extract the needed cells to save Tucker's life, though this proved fatal to Sim. As the Xindi mission progressed, Tucker found himself growing closer to T'Pol, and the two briefly became loversan event T'Pol later dismissed as an experiment, though the real cause was a side effect of her addiction to the substance Trellium D, which affected her emotional judgment.
Later, however, the two found themselves continuing a somewhat clandestine relationship. Tucker realized he was in love with T'Pol during a trip to Vulcan with her after the Xindi mission, during which she decided to marry a Vulcan named Koss in an arranged marriage. Although T'Pol's mother encouraged Tucker to express his feelings to her daughter, he chose not to do so.
Later, following T'Pol's annulment of her marriage, Tucker considered becoming involved with her again; however, T'Pol told him that she was not interested in reviving their relationship. In the episode " Observer Effect ", T'Pol expressed great concern for Tucker, suggesting her feelings for him remained strong, despite her claims to the contrary. Induring a mission to prevent a Romulan automated marauder from starting a war, Tucker determined that his attraction to T'Pol was negatively affecting his ability to do his job.
After the mission, he requested, and received, a transfer to the new warp 5 starship, Columbiaunder the command of Captain Erika Hernandez. Within two days of Tucker's assignment to the vessel, several of Columbia's engineering crew request transfers. During this period, Tucker began experiencing vivid daydreams involving T'Pol, not realizing that she was actually unintentionally communicating with him via a newly discovered mental ability that was unlocked when she began performing mind melds.
In the episode " Bound ", it was revealed that Tucker and T'Pol had somehow psychically bonded when they had made love a year earlier, although this link apparently did not manifest itself right away.
During the events of the episode " Divergence ", Tucker was temporarily reassigned to Enterprise to facilitate repairs following a run-in with the Klingons. He subsequently submitted a request to return to Enterprise full time, a request that was presumably granted.
Not long after, Tucker and T'Pol re-established their relationship. Tucker served as Enterprise's chief engineer for a full decade, and prepared to transfer to one of the newly built warp 7-capable starships following the decommissioning of Enterprise inwhich was to coincide with the signing of the Federation Charter.
The series finale " These Are the Voyages Despite this, the two remained close, and Tucker had to reassure T'Pol that the decommissioning of Enterprise and their reassignment to different vessels would not have any bearing on their friendship.
What's the status of T'pol and Trip's relationship
In the last episode, when Shran's former associates track down Enterprise and board the ship, they demand that Archer take them to Shran, but the captain refuses. The aliens are about to kill Archer, so Trip, thinking fast, tells them that he will take them to Shran. When Archer protests, the aliens knock him out.
Trip leads the aliens into what appears to be a harmless utility closet — he tells them it is simply a com station and he is going to get Shran to come to them. Trip tells them he just needs to connect a couple of things, but when he brings a pair of conduits together, a massive explosion erupts, taking out both Trip and the aliens. Trip is fatally wounded.
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In a July interview, Berman revealed that had the series been renewed, Trip would have survived; and T'Pol and he would be back together.
Although Trip returns to the Enterprise, and she to her own planet, she tells Trip to come to her on Krios Prime when she is ready.
InTucker lost his sister, Elizabeth, in the Xindi attack on Earth which destroyed her hometown in southern Florida. In a first-season episode, " Fusion ", he revealed he had a brother with whom he practiced "dancing", although he is never seen.
His parents survived the attack and later relocated to Mississippi ; they were invited to attend the signing of the United Federation of Planets treaty inand kept their promise to attend even after Tucker's death. T'Pol requested the opportunity to meet them at this occasion, but if she did is not known, At least three offspring have — directly or indirectly — been linked to Tucker: InTucker was accidentally impregnated by a Xyrillian female, but had the unborn fetus transplanted into another Xyrillian before it was born.
The offspring was not genetically related to Tucker as Xyrillian reproduction only uses the mother's genes. No further information about this offspring has been revealed. The older T'Pol advised her that Trip Tucker could provide a safe outlet for her newfound emotions if she could learn to trust him. She also advised her younger self that she could not imagine what her life would have been like without him.
Following the Xindi mission, she continued to experience difficulty controlling her emotions and became particularly emotional following the death of her mother as seen in the episodes " Awakening " and "Kir'Shara". T'Pol, who at the time held the record for the longest time spent by a Vulcan serving with humans, has demonstrated her ability to adapt. Originally, she required a form of medication in order to tolerate the odors given off by humans and Captain Archer's pet dog Porthos because of Vulcans having a sensitive sense of smell.
It's revealed that she has a sense of humor, one she can demonstrate as she has in "Future Tense" and other shows, including " Bound ". And, in a case of "when in Rome, do as the Romans do," she has also begun eating some types of foods fruit, popcorn with her hands, breaking a long-standing Vulcan taboo in the process.
Following the death of her mother see belowthe divorce of her husband Koss and the discovery of the Kir'Shara, T'Pol began to re-evaluate Surak 's teachings and what it means to be Vulcan. As a result, she began to distance herself from some of her crew mates, choosing to spend her free time studying the newly found word of Surak. Her decision had an adverse effect on her relationship with Commander Tucker.
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In "Bound", however, she re-established her romantic relationship with Trip. T'Pol asked Trip to return to the Enterprise and, when he replied that he "would think about it" she showed her emotional commitment by pursuing him down the corridor and kissing him. She has also experienced some success in controlling her emotions to a greater degree than she had over the two years.
T'Pau's therapeutic mind-meld cured the Pa'nar Syndrome and may have helped restore some of her emotional balance as well. This, combined with the fact that T'Pol no longer has the added stress of living with an incurable, potentially fatal condition, may have calmed her mind sufficiently to maintain control. Despite this, she has admitted to Phlox that she had never before felt so unsure of herself.
Initially, the two had a somewhat combative association. During the third season of Enterprise, while the ship was engaged in pursuing the Xindi weapon in the Expanse, T'Pol and Tucker became increasingly intimate. This process began because Trip had trouble sleeping due to his sister's death when the Xindi first attacked Earth with a prototype of the Xindi weapon. Phlox urged T'Pol to assist Trip by using Vulcan neuropressure, a system of massage that T'Pol referred to as "intimate" and which is frequently conducted in a semi-clothed state.
A few episodes after this, starting in " Impulse ", T'Pol begins to take Trellium-Dwhich has the result of lowering her barriers and producing greater emotion. T'Pol begins to display signs of jealousy regarding Trip's activities with another woman aboard the Enterprise and, ultimately, she and Trip have sex. Afterward, T'Pol attempts to distance herself from the act by referring to it as an exploration of human sexuality.
After they engage in sex in "Harbinger", they do not engage in the act again in season 3. It creates an awkward situation but further illuminates their relationship. In " Zero Hour ", T'Pol reveals her age to him, which she indicated Vulcans consider "intimate" information. At the end of the Xindi mission, when Trip tells her he has no home left to go to, T'Pol invites him to accompany her home to Vulcan.
After arriving on Vulcan, T'Pol is blackmailed into marrying her original betrothed, Kossin order to save her mother's career. Her mother, T'Les, realizes Trip is in love with her daughter and suggests to him he should express his feelings to T'Pol before the ceremony so that she could have all available information.
Trip declines, saying that she is under enough stress and he cares about her too much to make things even more difficult for her. However, T'Pol was not unaware of his feelings. She paused on her way to marry Koss long enough to give Trip a kiss on the cheek, a scandalous public display of affection for a Vulcan, especially in those circumstances.
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Following the discovery of the Kir'Shara in season four, T'Pol's husband divorces her and Trip attempts to reconnect their relationship. T'Pol is studying the original teachings of Surak, and disregards that request. Hurt, Trip decides to make a new start and transfers to Enterprise's sister ship NX Columbia, then working up prior to being commissioned. While he is away on Columbia, both he and T'Pol experience telepathic contact in the form of both waking daydreams as well as dreams while sleeping.
An emergency requires Trip to return to the Enterprise. While he is aboard an attempted takeover by Orions reveals that Trip is the only human aboard who is immune to the pheromones emitted by the Orion women, which proves to T'Pol they have bonded.
An undetermined amount of time after the two learn of their bond, their relationship undergoes a major shock during the Terra Prime episodes when Trip and T'Pol learn that they have a child.
The baby was created using stolen DNA samples of the two by a terrorist group headed by a radical separatist, Paxton, who believed Earth should distance itself and defend itself from alien worlds and influences. The baby, a girl, was named Elizabeth after Trip's sister who was killed in the Xindi attack on Earth. As stated by Phlox, the child has Trip's eyes and T'Pol's ears.
Elizabeth does not survive due to a flawed procedure during the cloning process. Trip revealed this to T'Pol when he went to her quarters to try to console her. He further indicated that according to Phlox, a different cloning process performed by gene surgeons who were more highly skilled than those employed by Terra Prime would probably result in a viable child. The two grieved together for Elizabeth, whom they had accepted as theirs. Relationship with Jonathan Archer[ edit ] When T'Pol first reported to duty aboard the Enterprise, Archer resented her assignment due to his distrust of Vulcans and the fact that the Vulcans had refused to provide starcharts and a copy of the Vulcan database unless T'Pol was assigned to the crew.
T'Pol would butt heads with Archer about his style of command during the ship's early missions, chastising him for taking chances just to be able to explore new planets.
As time passed, T'Pol proved to be a valuable asset to Archer due to her time in space and her past experiences as an officer with command experience. Indeed, her command experience is what secured her position as First Officer. As Enterprise's mission progressed, T'Pol grew very close to Captain Jonathan Archer whose abilities she had come to respect and to whom she had developed a sense of loyalty after he assisted her in bringing to justice a renegade Vulcan Security agent.
Her sense of loyalty went so far as to compel her to resign her position with Vulcan High Command and join Enterprise without a commission from either Starfleet or the Vulcans during her mission in the Delphic Expanse.
After the Delphic Expanse mission, T'Pol opted to remain with Starfleet and with Archer's assistance; bypassed Starfleet training, was directly commissioned with the rank of Commander, and was formally assigned as Archer's First Officer.
On the occasions when Archer was thought killed, T'Pol showed her affection for him to the point of crying during the Xindi mission when she believes he has been killed in " Azati Prime ". She also grieves in "Zero Hour", when she believes he is dead, by holding close a book of his and pets his dog, Porthos whose smell, as mentioned above, she originally could not stand.
In one alternate timeline depicted in " Twilight "T'Pol devoted her life to caring for Archer when parasites robbed him of the ability to store long term memory the same ones with which he was infected while saving her life. It was later implied by Dr. Phlox that T'Pol had fallen in love with Archer during the time that she took care of him.
Starfleet service[ edit ] Near the end of the Xindi mission, T'Pol revealed to Archer and Tucker that she was considering enlisting in Starfleet. Following the Xindi mission, she accepted the commission and received the rank of Commander. In MayT'Pol officially assumed duties as a Starfleet officer.
However, as she does not wear a standard Starfleet uniform, it is suggested that her relationship with the organization is a unique one.
There is precedent for a Starfleet officer not to wear a regulation uniform, however: However, these series take place in later centuries than Star Trek: The final episode " These Are the Voyages Her relationship with Trip allegedly ended at some point within a year of the death of their cloned child in see "Family", belowalthough she remained emotionally attached to him and expressed concern that she would never see Trip again after the decommissioning of the Enterprise in Trip's death on a minor mission just prior to the decommissioning affected her deeply, and she expressed a desire to meet his parents.
She also grew comfortable in confiding in the ship's chef during the years prior to the finale. Dialog in the finale suggests that T'Pol was to be assigned to another vessel following the decommissioning of the Enterprise, implying that she remained a Starfleet officer for some time after T'Pol's ultimate fate has yet to be revealed.
Given a Vulcan's life expectancy of approximately years,  it is possible that she is still alive at the time of Star Trek: The Original Series and subsequent films. Family[ edit ] Little is revealed of T'Pol's family until the fourth-season episode " Home ", in which her mother T'Les appears. T'Pol's father is deceased. T'Les was an instructor at the Vulcan Science Academy, but resigned in In the episode " Awakening ", she died in her daughter's arms during an attack on a Syrranite encampment in the desert region known as The Forge.
T'Pol grieved upon her mother's death; following the death of Trip inshe confessed to Archer that she missed her mother more as time went by. T'Pol has no siblings. As a child she had a pet sehlat. T'Pol was engaged to marry a Vulcan named Koss prior to the start of the Enterprise's mission, with the marriage scheduled for about a week after the events of " Breaking the Ice " to be precise but elected to delay her marriage indefinitely.A time for us (Romeo & Juliet) Trip and T'pol
The fourth-season episode "Home" saw T'Pol having to deal with the consequences of her decision, when she chooses to marry Koss in order to save her mother's professional reputation. She appears to be unaware that Trip has fallen in love with her although in " The Augments " it is clear that she is beginning to realize his feelings. Prior to her marriage, she negotiated with Koss' family to defer the one-year Vulcan residence obligation required of newly-wed Vulcan females, in order to join Starfleet as a commissioned officer and stay aboard the Enterprise.
Only a couple of months after their marriage, Koss released T'Pol from their marriage arrangement effectively granting her a divorce following the death of her mother. The marriage was officially annulled some weeks later per the episode " Babel One ". T'Mir T'Pol's great grandmother was involved in a survey mission when her spacecraft crash landed on Earth in She and two other Vulcan crew members were forced to live among humans for several months in a small American mining town called Carbon Creek, hiding their Vulcan identity.
During her stay, T'Mir provided a patent office with a revolutionary material Velcroin order to raise college tuition money for a human teenager from the town that she had befriended. T'Pol kept her great-grandmother's purse into which T'Mir had placed her cash upon emerging from the patent office. The fate of Lorian following the restoration of the time line is not known the writers having left a door open for a later return by the popular character. In this same episode, T'Pol met an older version of herself approximately years old.