The Enterprise crew’s first contact with a race called the Kreetassans ends abruptly. The visitors storm out of dinner, demanding to leave the ship and offering no explanation as to what has caused them offense. Archer and the crew are disappointed, but go about their business, unaware that an amorphous life form has attached itself to the alien ship and has now slipped aboard the Enterprise. It nests in a cargo bay, and reels in the first two crewmembers to see it with tendrils. When Archer and Trip go to investigate, they too are captured by the life form, which begins feeding on them as well as connecting their brains and nervous systems. T’Pol is left in charge, and she finds herself trying to restrain a crew which seems to increasingly favor taking violent action to free their comrades.
Guest Cast: Vaughn Armstrong (Kreetassan Captain), Joseph Will (Rostov), Renee Goldsberry (Kelly), and Porthos
LogBook entry by Earl Green