Archer, Reed and Sato are transformed to aliens while visiting a planet.

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Archer, T'Pol, Sato and Reed land on a planet to investigate a Xindi landing craft, seemingly abandoned two weeks ago, and are infected with a virus that changes their DNA and urges them to return to their capital city. A ship of exterminators seeks to kill the infected crew to prevent an outbreak. Written by Meribor

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This episode is dedicated "In loving memory of Jerry Fleck." See more »

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Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Have you got anything for my stomach? Chef's food isn't sitting too well.
Dr. Phlox: Till your digestive tract is fully restored, you may want to avoid the mess hall.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: What do you suggest I eat?
Dr. Phlox: You're welcome to some of the moth larvae I feed to my Pyrithian bat.
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Clever premise for self-contained episode gives us a break from the Xindi
20 July 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Archer, T'pol, Read and Sato are somehow changed into a different species of humanoid while on an away mission and only T'pol retains her memory of Enterprise, etc. The rest are driven by an overwhelming compulsion to go to a particular place on a seemingly dead planet which they believe to be their home.

Now before you dismiss this as unoriginal stuff (similar concepts were explored in episodes of TOS, Voyager and TNG), take my word for it - it's not what you think. The story-line does, however, involve a few late-franchise clichés, such as the handy forehead-prosthetic new alien species (I don't even think they get a name in this one), and the script is pretty standard for the series.

Overall, what makes this a successful and entertaining episode is Levar Burton's directing and some good physical acting from Bakula, Park and Blalock.


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