Episode Title: "FUSION"
Production Number: 017
Original Air Date: 02-27-02
The Enterprise is about to explore the the Arachnid Nebula when it encounters the civilian Vulcan ship Vahklas, which left Vulcan eight years ago. Vulcan Captain Tavin asks Captain Archer and the Enterprise crew for help in repairing the propulsion and life support systems of the Vahklas.
The crew members of the Vahklas are what T'Pol calls V'tosh ka'tur -- "Vulcans without logic" -- who are trying to integrate their emotions into their personalities. While the Enterprise crew helps repair their ship, the Vulcans help chart the nebula with their ship's translinear sensors.
A Vulcan named Tolaris tries to convince T'Pol to embrace her emotions, and he uses an ancient technique called "mind-meld" -- abandoned centuries ago -- to create a telepathic link to share memories and thoughts with her.
Factoid: T'Pol has lived among humans for two years at the Vulcan consulate on Earth and seven months on the Enterprise.
Guest Characters: [Surak], Admiral Forrest
Alien Races: Vulcans
Starships: Vulcan Transport Vahklas
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