The Enterprise limps away from a withering Xindi attack, barely in one piece, and certainly incapable of fighting or reaching warp speed. Over the protests of the Xindi Reptilians, Archer is ordered released back to his ship, as he too has suffered in the hands of the Xindi, who then leave the Enterprise for dead. An Illyrian ship stumbles across the Enterprise, and her captain offers Archer help, but Archer wants something the Illyrians can’t part with – their warp coil. Without it, the Illyrians would be facing a three-year voyage home for which their ship isn’t equipped. But Archer has been invited to a secret meeting with Degra, who hopes that the conflict between humanity and the Xindi can be halted – a meeting that Archer has three days to reach, even at warp speed. While Archer wrestles with the ethical choice of stranding a ship of non-combatants in the Expanse to save Earth, T’Pol confesses a shocking secret to Dr. Phlox.
Guest Cast: Casey Biggs (Illyrian Captain), Randy Oglesby (Degra), Scott MacDonald (Reptilian Commander), Tucker Smallwood (Xindi-Humanoid), Rick Worthy (Xindi-Arboreal), Josette DiCarlo (Sphere-Builder)
LogBook entry by Earl Green