Recently I'd come to the conclusion that Enterprise was merely okay.
But, when they hit one out of the park, they hit one out of the park. This episode not only left the park, it never looked back.
Great character deepening moments for Trip and Hoshi. Great performances by all the crew when taken over by the "organians."
I was happy to see them do tie-ins with other Trek series during the entire run, and particularly happy during this fourth season.
Mentioning the cardassians and the time it took to make decisions was classic.
But above all these little things, it was a great story. yes, sure, since it's Star Trek, we know these characters are not really going to die, but we're willing to go on that journey. Perhaps in the end it's not that they were saved, it was how they were saved.
I was very pleased with the way this was handled. Kudos.