Nitpick: Trip prides himself on learning a few words in the Arkonian language. However, when he points to the sky to show Zho'Kaan that they are being rescued, he uses the word for "food" rather than "ship".
Nitpicks: Even though Trip refuses to be beamed up to Enterprise without Zho'Kaan, there is no reason why Enterprise can't beam down water, EV suits, or other supplies. Furthermore, there is no reason why Trip and Zho'Kaan couldn't take shelter inside the shuttlepod. It is certainly designed to withstand extreme temperatures.
Archer: I guess we won't be adding the Arkonians to our list of friends.
T'Pol: The encounter was less volatile than I expected. You managed to establish better relations in a single day than the Vulcans have in a century.
Archer: Let's hope it stays that way!
Zho'Kaan: Trip, when I fired at your vessel.. I am grateful I didn't destroy it.
Trip: That makes two of us.
Trip: They uh.. Told me a few more minutes of sunshine and we would have been cooked.
Zho'Kaan: Tarott osh.
Trip: I thought you said the UT was working.
Trip: You'd be proud of me, Hoshi. I picked up about a dozen words in his language. A couple of them are real tongue twisters.
The director of this episode, Roxann Dawson, previously played Chief Engineer, Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres, in Star Trek: Voyager.