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Final Appearance: Sphere Builders, The Xindi
Mission Date: Febuary 14, 2154
While trying to destroy the sphere, everyone's skin begins to break down except for Phlox's. In the episode "Doctor's Orders", it is shown that transdimensional disturbances affect Denobulans much more slowly than Humans or Vulcans.
T'Pol reveals that she is 65 years old.
In this episode, it is revealed that the founding members of the Federation are Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellerites.
Goof: In her log entry near the end T'Pol gives the year 2152 but the year is 2154
Goof: When the Reptilians scan Degra's ship as it approaches, they say there are seven human lifesigns on board. That number is incorrect - Archer, Hoshi, Reed and three MACOs are all that are aboard. The Reptilians should pick up six human lifesigns.
Goof: The German bunker belongs to its Army, but the flag on the ceiling is from the German Navy.
Mission Date: February 13, 2154
Nitpick: Commander Dolim says that they abducted Hoshi because they were so impressed with her language skills. Although he is correct that her skills are impressive, when appearing before the council in the previous episode, Hoshi simply used the universal translator to understand the Insectoids and Aquatics.
Nitpick: Major Hayes and the other MACOs had decent cover as they waited to be beamed out. However, when the others have all been beamed to Enterprise, Hayes inexplicably leaves his position of cover, and it results in his death.
Trivia: The Vulcan axiom quoted by T'Pol ("The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few") will be quoted again by Spock at the end of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
Trivia: In this episode, many of the oft-seen Xindi Council members' names are revealed. The Arboreal (Rick Worthy) is Jannar, the Reptilian (Scott MacDonald) is Commander Dolim, and the main Aquatic is named Kiaphet Amman'sor.
Trivia: This episode marks the death of Degra, as the Reptilian, Commander Dolim kills him in retaliation for destroying the Reptilian ship in "The Forgotten".
Trivia: Despite the entire season focusing on the Xindi, this is only the second episode to mention the extinct sixth Xindi species, the Avians. As is revealed in this episode, the Xindi Council Chamber is located in the former home of the Avians, and an Avian skull adorns the chamber.
Trivia: It is revealed in this episode that the name of the destroyed Xindi homeworld was Xindus.
Nitpick: Despite his plans to intercept and destroy the original probe that attacked Earth, it's curious that Lorian didn't contact Starfleet to warn them about the attack.
Nitpick: After Enterprise rendezvous with Degra's ship, Trip says that he hasn't slept since the attack, and T'Pol replies that that was two days earlier. However, in the previous episode, "Damage", Degra's message, which was only found following the attack, instructed them to meet him in three days.
Goof: As Hoshi and Travis work on translating the Xindi-Aquatic language, Hoshi's rank insignia is missing from her uniform. However, in her next scene, her rank pip is back on her uniform.
Nitpick: During the battle with the Xindi ships, Commander Tucker states "the starboard nacelle has been hit, we're dead in the water". However, in the following battle scene, Enterprise is moving and dodging enemy weapon's fire, more than could be accounted for by thrusters only.