When the wreckage of a Xindi-insectoid ship is detected on a nearby planet, Captain Archer diverts the Enterprise from its larger mission to investigate. The entire crew is dead, but what’s left behind, largely intact, is a hatchery with the crew’s offspring – and Archer, despite misgivings from T’Pol and the rest of his crew, becomes obsessed with preserving the Xindi-insectoid hatchlings, if only to prove that he and his crew value life more than the Xindi do. But when T’Pol and Reed protest his actions, Archer relieves them of their duties, to the surprise of the rest of the crew – and Trip and Phlox begin contemplating relieving Archer of command by whatever means are necessary.
Guest Cast: Steven Culp (Major Hayes), Daniel Dae Kim (Corporal Chang), Sean McGowan (Corporal Hawkins)
LogBook entry by Earl Green