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Malcolm Reed (mirror)

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(coexisting on another dimensional plane)
For the prime universe counterpart, please see Malcolm Reed.
"No doubt there'll be several discreet celebrations if he should expire."

Major Malcolm Reed was commander of the Military Assault Command Operations detachment on the ISS Enterprise, as well as second officer, tactical officer, and armory officer. He was very eager to kill suspected traitors, and cited that an "accident" might occur while escorting Captain Maximilian Forrest to the brig. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly") When Captain Forrest regained control of Enterprise, he took revenge on Reed by having him placed in the agony booth for several hours, ironic since Reed himself had helped Dr. Phlox invent the booth.

Although Commander Jonathan Archer respected his abilities as a soldier and officer, he didn't fully trust Reed, noting that he tended to be overly ambitious and insubordinate at times. It was for these reasons that when Archer seized command of Enterprise, he made T'Pol first officer, even though Reed was next in line under the ship's chain of command.

When Archer commandeered the USS Defiant, Major Reed again served as tactical officer and commander of the MACO detachment. When it was determined that a Gorn named Slar was responsible for key engineering components being stolen and for the violent death of one of the engineers, both Archer and Reed led a team of MACOs handpicked by Reed to kill Slar. Like his counterpart in the prime universe, Major Reed tended to show a suicidal sense of self-sacrifice. This was demonstrated when Reed was severely injured by Slar during the hunt. Reed said apologetically to Archer: "I've failed you, captain."

Dr. Phlox later commented to T'Pol that Reed only had a fifty-fifty chance of surviving his injuries. Phlox also noted that there would probably be several "discreet celebrations" among the crew should he die, suggesting that he was not at all popular among the crew.

Phlox's remarks on "fifty-fifty" might also hint at the future McCoy observed of nurses betting on an injured man.
It is unknown whether or not Reed succumbed to his injuries at the end of the episode.
The mirror Malcolm appears to have been based on an early developmental concept for Malcolm, in which he was a major in the "Starfleet Marine Corps."
Like his prime counterpart, Reed was portrayed by Dominic Keating.


In the story Age of the Empress (one of three stories in the Mirror Universe book Glass Empires), Reed survives, albeit severely disfigured, and continues to serve on the Defiant under the command of his former subordinate Travis Mayweather.

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