The Enterprise finds a Xindi ship crashed on the surface of a planet, and while the team lead by Captain Archer is investigating, they meet an insectoid hatchery in a compartment protected by heavy and reinforced bulkheads. Reed realizes that the air inside is breathable and the group removes the helmet of the breathing apparatuses, but Archer is hit by a sort of substance on his face and sent to the sickbay. After the examination, Dr. Phlox realizes that no damage was caused to Captain Archer, but the crew notes that he becomes obsessed to save the insectoid offspring claiming humanistic reasons. When he orders to give one third of the supply of antimatter to restart the reactor of the Xindi ship to maintain the life support system of the hatchery, T'Pol questions his command and is confined in her cabin. Then Reed, Trip and Dr. Phlox are successively dismissed, and the senior officers decide that only a mutiny can save the Enterprise.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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An NX-01 ballcap, worn briefly by T'Pol, is seen for the first time since the first season episode "Desert Crossing". See more
Because Dr. Phlox has the authority to order Captain Archer to sick bay, it seems strange that the concerned party chose to mutiny rather than exercising that provision.
However, Dr Phlox tried to quote Starfleet Regulation 104 section C, giving him authority to medically relieve Archer as unfit for duty. However, Archer threatens both Phlox and Trip with "confined to quarters" and they leave. Now they have no other option but to mutiny. See more
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
I think it's time we threw the rule book out the window.
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
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