Episode 31 A Night in Sickbay
Some fans hate this episode but it’s actually really good. You get to see Archer shine over the love of his dog, you get great insight into Dr Phlox, and everyone loves the beagle Porthos. All the quirkiness that makes Phlox a great physician also makes him a bit too much in a 24-hour period. They also bring back the super sensitive Kreetassans which become insulted when Archer’s dog urinates on a tree. Their anger in this instance actually makes more sense. It’s not everyday an alien species visits your planet and they have their dog pee on your tree. Archer's apology ceremony at the end is rather brilliant, his minor misstep, the Kreetassans willingness to allow for the correction, speaks wonders about Roddenbury’s vision of peaceful exploration.
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