*** (3 stars out of 5)
These people consider anomaly disfigurement to be evidence of the touch of god, and are locked in a holy war with unholy heretics from their own race who have a slightly different face tattoo and a slightly different doctrine. Namely that the builders of the Death-Spheres created the Expanse in 9 days instead of 10.
For talking science out of turn, Captain Archer loses all his internet privileges and is forced to choose a hostage to die. He chooses himself. The Captain volunteers to have his molecules painlessly disassembled... he just fails to mention that his Vulcan "executioner" is going to assemble them again afterward.
It is perhaps appropriate that Phlox defeats an armed guard by releasing his bat. Because, as you know, religious zealots are a superstitious and cowardly lot.
So Let That Be Your Last Battlefield! Heh. BAT-tlefield.
Because I got out of the house for once and spent Winter 2003 & 2004 rehearsing for a stage production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, I missed "Chosen Realm" in first run... and re-run... and it ended up as the very last 'Ep of Ent' I ever saw. Also, I met my astonishing wife. So... there are compensations.