episode: #53 original airdate: September 10, 2003 writer: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga director: Allan Kroeker synopsis: "Six weeks into the Delphic Expanse, Captain Archer and his crew learn of a Xindi working at a mining colony, and set out to track him down and gain information about the mysterious race. But when Trip and Archer get caught in a deadly trap, Enterprise's newest crew members, a squad of Military Assault Command Operation soldiers (MACOs), must rush to free them. Meanwhile, T'Pol suggests an intriguing Vulcan cure for Trip's vivid nightmares of his sister's death." Notes: Scott MacDonald, who's slated to play the "Xindi-Reptilian", has (sort of) been in this position before. Enterprise's---excuse me!---Star Trek: Enterprise's make-or-break-season beginner. Does T'Pol give Trip a "love potion", or a naked rubdown in the decon chamber, perhaps? Onward into that "bold new direction"!