Feb 2, 2021
Enterprise “A Night in Sickbay” (part 3 of 8)
Archer heads on over to Sickbay, where he will soon be spending “a night”. He finds his dog Porthos inside one of those plexiglass boxes with gloves that they use for premies. Dr. Phlox says Archer can pet his dog, but only with the gloves. He explains that Porthos picked up a pathogen on the planet’s surface, which is causing his immune system to break down, and it could be life-threatening.
And now, the complete character assassination of Jonathon Archer can begin in earnest. Archer, now faced with the prospect of his pet dying due to a pathogen picked up on an alien planet, begins to blame… the alien species?
“Didn’t we send his genome to the Kreetassans along with ours?” The implication being that it’s this alien civilization’s fault, for not knowing there was a pathogen in their atmosphere potentially fatal to dogs. From Earth.