'"A Night In Sickbay" is the title of the 30th episode (production #205) of the television series Enterprise which originally aired on October 16, 2002 in the United States.
This episode was nominated for a Hugo Award
and received the highest number of viewers in season 2: 6.2 million according to TrekToday.
A light-weight, dramedy
episode, "A Night in Sickbay" sees Captain Jonathan Archer
dealing with the Kreetassans
—a race of grouchy, officious aliens whom Archer and his crew originally met in the episode "Vox Sola
". This time, the Kreetassans are insulted and negotiations for a badly needed plasma injector break down when Archer's dog
on one of the aliens' sacred trees. A secondary subplot sees Archer and Dr. Phlox
tending to Porthos after the dog contracts a potentially deadly virus on the planet, and Archer is so consumed with worry that he ends up spending the night in Sick Bay to look after his ailing pet. A tertiary subplot has Archer dealing with unbidden sexual dreams about his first officer, T'Pol
. Through it all, Archer struggles to reach an emotional understanding with Phlox and T'Pol, as the two alien crew members have little grasp of just how important pets are to humans and Phlox keeps offering Archer unwanted advice about dealing with his new feelings for T'Pol. T'Pol also keeps urging Archer to apologize to the Kreetassans for Porthos' behavior, but Archer resists doing... Read More