Zombie Redshirt wrote:
Well E2 to me was nothing more than a distraction from the main plot and a shameless rip off of DS9's children of time.
Even though the plot device was the same (which you can say about plenty of Trek, repeating plot devices) E2 had far more emotional impact. The story was a continuation of the Xindi arc rather than just a stand alone and it also continued the Trip/T'Pol relationship with the fact of their being happy together shoved firmly in our Trip and T'Pol's faces. Old T'Pol's advice is the same as Prime Spock's to NuSpock at the end of ST:XI, which tells us some interesting things about very aged Vulcans