Moving along..cause most of the big stuff is already covered..
Trip and T'Pol find any alien colony surviving on an old ship that crashed many years ago. They've got some power issues so the crew is helping them out..one of the young women takes a shining to Trip..He's very dense with women and doesn't notice at all but guess who does notice...
At the start of this episode they meet with a trader who tells them about this ship..talking about supplies..he offers to trade them some Triaxian silk. Trip turns to T'Pol and says.."I bet you'd look good in Triaxian silk."
Lo and behold we find later on her jammies are what..silk. I rest my case
So the chick who's liking Trip is Lianna. Trip tells T'Pol she should get Lianna to help her. She says it isn't necessary.
Trip: "She kept me from getting fried in a live plasma feed."
T'Pol: "Perhaps she can help you then."
Trip: "What's that supposed to mean?"
T'Pol: "By the way you keep talking about her you obviously appreciate her "technical" expertise."
Trip: "She's very competent."
T'Pol: "So was the female engineer on the Xyrillian ship." HA! this is the one that got him preggers.
Trip: "You're never going to let that go, are you?"
T'Pol: "I'm simply noting that the last time you found someone this "competent" you wound up carrying her child." *snort*
Lianna: "Am I interrupting?"
Ileana: "Yes go away!" Oops..that's not in the story
T'Pol: "Not at all. Commander Tucker and I were just discussing his previous... repair experience."
T'Pol takes off. Busted! She's so jealous!
The rest is getting summarized cause it takes too long
Every point is a different episode.
-The meet some rebellious Vulcans who dig emotions. Trip eats with one and asks him.."I've learned about your marriage customs how your parents arrange the whole thing when you're young, stuff like that but... what about...? You know" Ahh the direct approach
He says they do have sex..once every seven years! I'm sure Trip wasn't thrilled to hear that one
-T'Pol says efficiency is down three percent and feels the male crew need their 'tensions eased' lol since Trip and Archer can't break the rules and have sex with anyone else on the ship. She wants to pack the crew off to a party planet
where there is 'a humanoid culture receptive to... easing tensions.' She's whoring them out!
Trip expresses his concern for her
Trip: "Those regulations don't apply to you. Have.....you been ...suffering?"
T'Pol: "On Vulcan we mate only once every seven years."
Trip: "That's a hell of a dry spell."
Trip later comes to the bridge wearing the most hideous tropical shirt
T'Pol: "If you're wearing that to impress the women on Risa you may as well stay on board."
Trip: "Rule number one, you gotta be seen to be noticed, and I plan on getting noticed."
(btw no lovin' was had in this episode)
-Down for shore leave again..it didn't work out the first time..duty called.
Trip to T'Pol: "I'll bring you a souvenir." Hee how thoughtful
Interesting convo between Malcolm and Trip down on the planet..
Trip: "The Vulcan database says no one leaves this club unhappy."
Reed: "How would Vulcans know? They only mate once every seven years."
Trip: "That's what they say."
Reed: "Do you know something I don't."
Trip: "Come on, seven years? I doubt even T'Pol could hold out that long"
k so he's trying and failing miserably to be a playboy
but still..2 years later he'll find out how right he was
And so ends Trip and T'Pol - The Early Years
I probably had more fun writing it then anyone did reading it..but still