||Well, the Xindi arc is winding up nicely. It's picking up speed at last. Honestly, I wish there had been some way to compress the whole lot into three episodes, then just get on with it. Still, this was a decent, solid episode on its own merits. Archer seemed to do OK at the council, but not much more than that. Degra seemed to be doing just the right thing until they killed him off, which was a pity because he was an interesting character. Still, I suppose it made sense in the end. The battle in the last ten minutes was very well done However, I really should mention the entry to the sphere through the 'exhaust port'. Considering the appearance of the 'Death Star' (a.k.a. Xindi superweapon), I do have to wonder whether this was a reference, or plagiarism.