Monday, March 18, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3

Episode 58 Exile


It’s as if the writers purposely take one of their least liked characters and write boring episodes for her so fans have something to complain about.  This is no exception.  Ensign Sato forms a telepathic bond with an alien that can offer Xindi information but only if she visits him in-person.  At first he seems kind of cool.  Turns out he’s a total creep.  She wants to be let go, he loves her so he does, reluctantly.  The Enterprise picks her up, they go on with their mission.  He hooks them up with some helpful data.


It progresses the season’s storyline but it’s real painful to sit through.  Why couldn’t they give Sato an action packed episode where she fights her way through a mob of aliens to save a captured telepath she has feelings for?  Because people might enjoy that episode and her character.  


TV writers can be stubborn to listen to fan complaints and Star Trek is one of the worst.  They allowed Neelix to exist on Voyager.  He’s truly the worst character ever created on TV ever.  So why would they try to salvage or make Sato a character people like, or have an episode that’s actually enjoyable instead of a lame alien love story.  


Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®