The Wormhole wrote:
It continually baffles me to see that episode listed as one of the best of season 1.
Well, when you ignore the morality of it, Dear Doctor is a good character piece for Phlox and an excellent spotlinght for John Billingsley. And let's face it, Enterprise season 1 isn't exactly filled with top quality episodes. Seriously, this, Broken Bow, Shadows of P'Jem and Shuttlepod One are really the only top quality episodes of the season.
It WOULD have been a good character piece for Phlox if the ending didn't make you hate him and want him locked up.
Seriously, I remember watching the episode for the first time, and getting to the end, and just staring at the screen after it was over, thinking "Seriously?!? Did they really just do that?"