When Major Hayes orders security and self-defense drills for the Enterprise’s crew without going through Lt. Reed, the Enterprise security chief is most annoyed and sets out to prove that his crewmates are every bit as capable of handling themselves as the MACO commandos. In the meantime, one of the MACOs is handling Trip quite well, embarking on a romantic relationship with him that leaves T’Pol strangely unsettled. The Enterprise encounters an anomaly containing a tiny pod. When the pod is pulled free, Captain Archer and Dr. Phlox are alarmed to find one humanoid life form aboard, and they’re even more alarmed by his agonized recounting of cruel treatment by the Xindi. But at the first opportunity, their visitor proves that he is, in fact, a Trojan horse sent by the Xindi themselves – and Hayes and Reed may be too busy exchanging blows with one another to stop the alien from destroying the Enterprise.
Guest Cast: Steven Culp (Hayes), Thomas Kopache (Alien), Noa Tishby (Amanda Cole)
LogBook entry by Earl Green