I originally posted this in an older thread. I wasn't sure if I should have created a new thread on it or not since there was an older thread on it (I started a new thread on an older book once and someone had told me there was a thread already though it was a few years old--I'm not sure what the time limit is to post on a thread that hasn't had a reply in a long time before creating a new one, this one was about 4 years). In any event I copied it here. --I've been watching Enterprise and just finished this episode again and I was thinking of a discussion on another board a few weeks back. We were discussing how out of character it seemed for the Organians to be 'observing' in the first place since in 'Errand of Mercy' they indicated contact with life forms such as ourselves all but disgusts them. Moving beyond that, I also found it out of character that the Organians would have let other species knowingly become infected in the first place. That they wouldn't have eliminated the source of the virus so people would not have to suffer. The Organians frankly didn't seem to be that cold blooded to me (or at the very least I couldn't imagine then 'observing' the suffering of others). Otherwise I thought it was one of the best episodes of the season. I thought the actors did a good job and I actually thought Scott Bakula turned in a great performance, esp. his emotional, heart wrenching plea at the end to the Organians. Dr Phlox was good too. His righteous anger at the Organians was well played. Also I love horror films and movies that give you the creeps and the moment when Hoshi and Trip turn to see "T'Pol" and "Phlox" watching them from the window was spine tingling eerie. When I first saw the episode that scene gave me a bit of a jump too. Really name dropping the Organians was probably the only miss IMO. They could have created a new higher order species, or even name dropped another mentioned somewhere else in another series that didn't have any major development if they wanted.