Episode Title: "A NIGHT IN SICKBAY"
Production Number: 030
Original Air Date: 10-16-02
The Enterprise spends five days in orbit while negotiating with the Kreetassan Chancellory to acquire a needed plasma injector, but Captain Archer must first apologize for offending the Kreetassans months ago when he ate in front of them. While on the planet, the captain's dog, Porthos, further offends the Kreetassans by "watering" one of their Alvera trees outside the Hall of Diplomacy, which the Kreetassans consider cultural treasures.
Porthos picks up a pathogen while on the planet, and must be quarantined in Sick Bay until Dr. Phlox can find a cure. Captain Archer, concerned about his dog, tries to spend the night in Sick Bay, but gets little sleep between Dr. Phlox's nighttime activities and having to learn the protocols for a series of ritual apologies to the Kreetassans. Dr. Phlox decides to treat Porthos by transplanting a pituitary gland from a Calrissian Chameleon.
Factoid: The Denobulan Lemur is highly sought-after. Most have one head. Their kidneys are considered a great delicacy.
Factoid: Dr. Phlox holds six degrees in Interspecies Veterinary Medicine, as well as degrees in Dentistry, Hematology, Botanical Pharmacology, and Psychiatry.
Factoid: Dr. Phlox has three wives, and they each have two other husbands, with a total of 31 children at last count, five belonging to Phlox.
Factoid: Denobulans live a long time.
Factoid: Denobulans do not keep pets.
Factoid: Pyrithian Moon Hawks eat Pyrithian bats.
Factoid: Captain Archer's dog, Porthos, was one of four males in a litter born to a beagle belonging to his ex-girlfriend's mother. Porthos was named after one of the four Musketeers.
Guest Characters: Porthos
Alien Races: Kreetassans, Pyrithian bat, *[Pyrithian Moon Hawk], *Calrissian Chameleon
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