Two Days and Two Nights

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"Two Days and Two Nights"
Star Trek: Enterprise episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 25
Directed by Michael Dorn
Teleplay by Chris Black
Story by Rick Berman
Brannon Braga
Produced by Dawn Velazquez
Featured music Jay Chattaway
Production code 125
Original air date May 15, 2002 (2002-05-15)
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Two Days and Two Nights is the twenty-fifth episode (production #125) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. Dey Young had previously appeared in the TNG episode "The Masterpiece Society" and the DS9 episode "A Simple Investigation." This episode won the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series.[1]

The crew of the Enterprise find more than pleasure during shore leave on Risa.

Plot[edit]

After arriving at planet Risa, half the Enterprise crew prepare for shore leave. As some of the crew need to stay on board, Captain Jonathan Archer organizes lots. Winning a vacation himself, Archer boards a shuttle pod along with Commander Trip Tucker, Lt. Reed, and Ensigns Mayweather and Hoshi Sato. Once the shuttle pod lands on Risa, the crew all go their separate ways.

Arriving at his room, Archer notices a beautiful alien woman and her dog in the cabin just below his. Later, the alien woman's dog finds its way onto his porch. When the woman arrives, Archer strikes up a conversation, learning her name is Keyla. Later, they meet again, and discuss their home worlds, and Archer learns the Suliban massacred Keyla's entire family. When Archer admits he has encountered the Suliban, Keyla floods him with questions, putting him on the defensive. Archer covertly takes a bioscan of Keyla, learning that she is actually Tandaran, the same species that ran a Suliban concentration camp. When he confronts Keyla with the truth, she renders him unconscious and leaves.

Meanwhile, Hoshi is approached at a restaurant by a handsome alien who introduces himself as Ravis; the two hit it off. Hoshi asks Ravis to join her for lunch and to teach her his complex native language -- but she finds his language nearly impossible to learn. Ravis invites her to the exotic steam pools - Hoshi accepts. The next morning, Hoshi awakens with Ravis in bed beside her – though they are both happy, they are also sad that she has to rendezvous later with the shuttle pod.

Elsewhere, Trip and Reed are in a noisy nightclub filled with exotic female aliens. Two women join them for a drink and invite them to view some nearby subterranean gardens. When they reach the basement underneath the bar, the "females" suddenly demand all of the men's valuables and morph into male aliens. Held at phaserpoint, Trip and Reed are helpless as the aliens tie them up and rob them. Waking up later, and preferring not to be discovered in their underwear, the two finally cut their ropes, and make their way back to their hotel room.

Meanwhile, in sickbay, Dr. Phlox prepares to take his annual hibernation. Though this practice normally requires six days, Phlox informs Sub-Commander T'Pol that two days should be sufficient. Some time later, Mayweather contacts Enterprise after a rock-climbing accident - having first been treated at a Risan hospital. On his return to the ship, Mayweather is unnerved by Phlox's absence, but Crewman Cutler reassures him that she can handle his broken leg. The ensign later has some trouble breathing, forcing Cutler and T'Pol to awaken Phlox. Though the doctor is extremely disoriented and incoherent, he still manages to create a suitable antidote. Having administered the cure to Mayweather, Phlox collapses back into hibernation.

On Risa the next morning, the Enterprise crew take the shuttle pod back to their ship, each with an interesting story to tell, but some unwilling to divulge any details.

Emmy for hairstyling[edit]

The 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series was won by the following team:

  • Laura Connolly (Hairstylist)
  • Roma Goddard (Hairstylist)
  • Michael Moore (Designer)
  • Gloria Pasqua Casny (Hairstylist)
  • Cheri Ruff (Hairstylist)

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