||Well, we've pushed the story arc along a bit, but not done much else. Degra is turning into an interesting character (remember Annorax and Jetral from VOY). He is someone trying to do the right thing for his people, yet having to do something terrible to do it. His relief at Reed's survival and Trip's reaction to it (almost "one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic") are another indication of something underneath. He is on the horns of a dilemma, and it shows. Connor Trinneer does a very good job as Trip, trying to hold the ship and himself together at the same time whilst also facing up to his sister's death. Still, all the character development aside, this episode just filled a gap in the series. They could have cleared up the whole Xindi arc in a few weeks (they could also have used the Romulans, but that's beside the point). Let's hope they get to the end soon.