The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise

Kir'Shara (3)

#1 - Kir'Shara (3) 8.12

Season 4 - Episode 9

Archer, T'Pol and T'Pau attempt to bring the Kir'Shara — an artifact believed to contain Surak's original writings — to the Vulcan capital, as the NX-01 gets involved in a Vulcan-Andorian military clash.

Directors: David Livingston

#2 - Regeneration 8.09

Season 2 - Episode 23

The remnants of an alien ship and two frozen cybernetic bodies are uncovered in the arctic by a research team. These aliens soon thaw out and flee Earth, taking the research team with them. Starfleet orders Enterprise to find them, but the crew aren't prepared for just how dangerous these aliens really are.

Directors: David Livingston

#3 - Countdown 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 23

With help from Xindi allies, the Enterprise crew attempts to stop the arming of the Weapon aimed toward Earth.

Directors: Robert Duncan McNeill
Zero Hour

#4 - Zero Hour 8.04

Season 3 - Episode 24

Archer puts his life on the line in a risky gambit to intercept the Xindi superweapon and disarm it from within.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
United (2)

#5 - United (2) 8.03

Season 4 - Episode 13

Archer tries to unify the Andorians, Tellarites and Vulcans in a plan to capture a marauder ship threatening to destabilize the region.

Directors: David Livingston, Manny Coto
The Council

#6 - The Council 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 22

Archer and Hoshi stand before the Xindi Council as T'Pol and Reed lead a team into the heart of a Sphere.

Directors: David Livingston
The Expanse

#7 - The Expanse 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 26

An alien race known as the Xindi launch an attack on Earth, causing great casualties and massive damage. As Enterprise heads back home, an unlikely source informs Archer about the Xindi and that their next attack will destroy Earth.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
Azati Prime

#8 - Azati Prime 8.01

Season 3 - Episode 18

Archer sets out on a suicide mission to destroy the Xindi superweapon as Enterprise faces a brutal attack.

Directors: Allan Kroeker, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Manny Coto
Shockwave (1)

#9 - Shockwave (1) 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 26

Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban are trying to sabotage Enterprise's mission, and the two travel through time to try to thwart the Suliban's plans.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
Proving Ground

#10 - Proving Ground 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 13

An Andorian ship led by Commander Shran arrives in the Delphic Expanse to help Enterprise hone in on the Xindi super-weapon.

Directors: David Livingston
Carbon Creek

#11 - Carbon Creek 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 2

After Archer and Trip become curious about a visit she made to a Pennsylvania mining town called Carbon Creek, T'Pol explains to them that Vulcans actually had their first contact with humans in 1957. That year, a Vulcan ship crashed on Earth and three crew members survived, including T'Pol's great grandmother. They pose as humans in Carbon Creek and take on jobs while waiting for rescue and soon find themselves becoming more involved with the town's residents.

Directors: James A. Contner, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Dan O'Shannon
Babel One (1)

#12 - Babel One (1) 7.96

Season 4 - Episode 12

Enterprise journeys to Babel with a Tellarite ambassador on board for peace talks with the Andorians, when a distress call from Shran is received.

Directors: David Straiton
Awakening (2)

#13 - Awakening (2) 7.94

Season 4 - Episode 8

Archer and T'Pol encounter the Syrrannites, a radical group hiding in the Vulcan desert, while the NX-01 crew contends with Vulcan power ploys.

Directors: Roxann Dawson

#14 - Stratagem 7.92

Season 3 - Episode 14

Archer finds himself face-to-face with Degra, the designer of the Xindi superweapon, and tries to get him to reveal its location.

Directors: Mike Vejar, Terry Matalas
Terra Prime (2)

#15 - Terra Prime (2) 7.88

Season 4 - Episode 21

A human isolationist leader threatens to destroy Starfleet Command unless all aliens leave Earth immediately.

Directors: Marvin V. Rush
The Aenar (3)

#16 - The Aenar (3) 7.87

Season 4 - Episode 14

Archer visits Shran's icy homeworld to find an Andorian subspecies called the Aenar, to determine their connection to the marauder destroying ships in the region.

Directors: Mike Vejar, Manny Coto
Future Tense

#17 - Future Tense 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 16

The Enterprise crew find a small craft drifting in space and are surprised to find it contains a human corpse. More questions arise when the Suliban and Tholians make claims to the craft.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.
Broken Bow (2)

#18 - Broken Bow (2) 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Enterprise, under Captain Jonathan Archer, sets off on its maiden voyage with a mission to return a wounded Klingon to his people.

Directors: James L. Conway
Cease Fire

#19 - Cease Fire 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 15

Both the Vulcans and the Andorians make a claim to a small planet and military conflict soon erupts. As the fighting goes on, the Vulcans announce they are willing to discuss cease fire terms. However, Imperial Guard officer Shran believes only Captain Archer can be trusted to mediate the situation, which drags the Enterprise crew into the tense situation.

Directors: David Straiton
Dead Stop

#20 - Dead Stop 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 4

Suffering from damage inflicted in the Romulan minefield and unable to complete repairs on their own, Archer orders a distress call to be put out. A response leads Enterprise to a repair station, which surprisingly has no crew aboard it and is run by computer. Repairs on Enterprise are carried out quite efficiently and quickly, though the price for all this is much higher than the crew could've guessed.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
In a Mirror, Darkly (1)

#21 - In a Mirror, Darkly (1) 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 18

In the mirror universe, Commander Archer mutinies against Captain Forrest in order to capture a future Earth ship found in Tholian space.

Directors: James L. Conway
Shockwave (2)

#22 - Shockwave (2) 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 1

Daniels and Archer must find a way back to the 22nd century in order to make sure history plays out as it should. Meanwhile, on board Enterprise, the Suliban have taken over the ship, but Reed, Trip, and T'Pol formulate a plan to eject the aliens.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
Broken Bow (1)

#23 - Broken Bow (1) 7.84

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Enterprise, under Captain Jonathan Archer, sets off on its maiden voyage with a mission to return a wounded Klingon to his people.

Directors: James L. Conway

#24 - Similitude 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 10

When Trip suffers a catastrophic injury, his only hope for survival is a transplant from a "mimetic symbiont" which Phlox grows from one of his exotic creatures.

Directors: LeVar Burton

#25 - E² 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 21

An attempt to use a Xindi subspace corridor leads the Enterprise crew to a bizarre encounter with their own descendants.

Directors: Roxann Dawson