Episode Title: "DIVERGENCE"
Production Number: 092
Original Air Date: 02-25-05
The sabotaged Enterprise docks with the Columbia at warp 5 so that Commander Tucker can come aboard and help restore the Enterprise systems.
On Qu'Vat Colony, Dr. Phlox works with Klingon Dr. Antaak in order to find a cure to the mutated virus threatening the Klingon Empire.
Captain Archer learns that Lt. Reed has secretly been working for a man named Harris in Covert Operations, who worked for Starfleet Security until five years ago, after which there are no further records of him. Archer contacts Harris, who tells him that the Starfleet Charter, Article 14, Section 31, makes allowances for bending the rules during times of extraordinary threat. Harris has been working with the Klingons' Fleet Admiral Krell and knows about the Klingon plague; Harris ordered Reed to help slow the Enterprise down to give Phlox more time to find a cure, so that the Klingon Empire would remain stable.
The Enterprise and Columbia are able to fight off Fleet Admiral Krell's ships before they can destroy the infected Qu'Vat Colony, giving Dr. Phlox enough time to finish a cure for the plague threatening the Empire. However, the cure alters the Klingons' DNA, causing them to lose their cranial ridges, giving them a more human appearance.
Factoid: Denobulans have three wives for each husband, and three husbands for each wife.
Captain Erika Hernandez,
*Fleet Admiral Krell
Alien Races: Klingons
Starships: Columbia NX-02
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