A drifting alien derelict draws Archer’s attention, and he decides to investigate the ship – over T’Pol’s protests – with Reed and Hoshi in tow. But what they find is a ship whose crew has been murdered, their bodies being drained of vital fluids by a machine evidently left by another alien race. T’Pol advises Archer to keep moving, and he heeds her recommendation – until he decides that whoever attacked and killed that alien crew must be brought to justice. As the Enterprise returns to the derelict, Hoshi considers leaving Starfleet and returning to her teaching job on Earth, having decided that finding corpses aboard an alien ship isn’t for her. But she may not have to worry about making that call, for as the Enterprise crew returns to the alien ship, another vessel emerges from warp…the species responsible for the massacre has returned.
written by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Jeff Rickets (Alien Captain), Brett Baker (Crewman #2), Max Williams (Crewman), Efrain Figueroa (Translator voice), and Porthos
LogBook entry by Earl Green