Thanks for seeing me so late.
- You sure I'm not bothering you? - Not at all.
I picked up a crate when we were back on Earth.
Chef's been keeping them in stasis for me.
They're as fresh as the day they were picked.
Aren't you going to try one?
I don't usually eat this late.
Come on. One bite.
This doesn't make up for the two sessions you canceled.
Well, maybe you haven't noticed, but I've been a little busy lately.
It's not like I didn't want to come back.
After our last session, I slept like a baby.
First time in months.
- So, should I just...? - Please.
Your shoes, as well.
There are many neural nodes in the soles of the feet.
Hold on. You never said anything about feet.
Is that a problem?
Well, for one thing, I haven't had a shower since this morning,
and I know how sensitive that Vulcan nose of yours can be, and...
I'm a little ticklish.
Maybe more than a little.
I'll stop at the first sign of discomfort.
Oh. Your hands are ice cold.
Long, deep breaths.
You sure this is safe?
I mean, has anyone ever tried it on a human before?
Not to my knowledge.
The risk of paralysis is minimal.
Oh, that's the spot.
- T'Pol. - It's the Captain.
I'd like you to join me in the Command Center right away.
- Sorry if I woke you. - I wasn't asleep.
Look at this.
Another species of Xindi?
According to Phlox, they probably evolved from some form of arboreal primate.
I managed to piece together some of their starcharts.
It took me half the night to figure out how they map coordinates,
but I've been able to reconstruct the ship's course over the past few months.
This is the last planet they visited before they were attacked by the marauders.
Does it say what they were doing there?
But it's only a day away.
We don't know if these Xindi were involved
with the ones who attacked Earth.
We don't know they weren't.
Tell Travis to set a course.
The ecosystem is prolific.
There are several million chromophyllic plant species alone.
What about Xindi?
I'm not detecting any humanoid life, but it'll take several hours
to search all of the land masses.
I'm picking up a metallic signature near the northern end of those equatorial islands.
It looks like a landing craft.
None within a 30 kilometer radius.
Another 13 kilometers.
There's a break in the canopy.
It should be wide enough.
I see it.
Judging by the oxidation, this happened about two weeks ago.
Right about the time the Xindi were here.
It's definitely one of theirs.
I recognize it from the database.
Search the area.
See what else you can find.
Some of their data banks may still be intact.
It isn't Xindi.
At least not one of the three species we're familiar with.
Maybe it was one of the other two.
What about him?
The readings are the same.
This whole area's been scorched.
Are you all right?
I never much cared for the tropics.
- T'Pol to Enterprise - Go ahead
Send a security team to the surface.
We're being altered by some kind of...
Jahz ya brahk...
Jahz ya seetayla!
Jahz ya brahk!
- Hees tellum ta'key. - Mina sa'aahl udukay!
Let me go.
Haiin tera koomptah!
We have to get back to Enterprise.
May I have that?
The device-- may I have that?
Ashtoor yinquassa. Siqua linasah.
This may help us understand each other.
You're going to have to talk.
You need to talk.
That's a Vulcan bio-sign.
I'm certain of it.
But these aren't human.
Then where's the rest of our team?
The only reason I don't have a search party down there right now
is because you needed more time to analyze the data.
Now, unless you can give me a damn good reason to wait around...
When T'Pol called the ship, she said something was happening to them.
She said they were being altered.
It's possible she was speaking literally.
Something on the planet may have transformed them physiologically.
You're saying these alien bio-signs could be our people?
From what we've seen of the Expanse,
it's a possibility we have to consider.
The laws of biochemistry on this world may be just as unpredictable as the laws of physics.
Whoever they are, they're not staying put.
They're heading due east of the landing site.
Prep Shuttlepod Two.
I'd like a little more time to study these readings.
We'll use EV suits with bio-hazard protocols.
Have a decon chamber ready when we get back.
Yes, it's your ship.
You're the captain.
We don't have time for this.
We have to find Urquat.
It's all that matters now.
We have to keep looking.
It's somewhere close.
Why are you talking to her?
She's trying to delay us.
Our people are there!
They can help us, tell us what happened,
why we can't remember.
Captain. That device.
I can use it to call Enterprise.
You have a doctor on board.
He can prove to you what I'm saying is true.
Don't trust her.
She's not one of us.
We don't know what she is.
You said we need to find Urquat.
We should keep searching.
It can't be far.
No, thank you.
I'm not hungry.
They're about three kilometers east of us.
We don't have too many options for a landing site.
Hope you boys are up for a little walk.
It's the shuttlepod from Enterprise.
They won't hurt you.
Let me talk to them.
Keep your weapons on stun.
Don't you recognize him?
Take Lieutenant Reed back to Sick Bay.
What about you?
- I'm staying with them. - Sub-Commander!
He didn't even recognize me.
Don't be offended.
In his current condition, I doubt he'd recognize any of us.
Any idea what caused this?
A mutagenic virus.
His blood was swarming with them.
It was apparently designed to rewrite the DNA of its host.
To transform any humanoid it infects into another species.
Why did it have so little effect on T'Pol?
Vulcan K cells.
They seem to neutralize the pathogen.
I have been synthesizing an antivirus using T'Pol's genetic profile,
but I'm going to need an active sample of her DNA to complete it.
We need to get her back to the ship as soon as possible.
I'm doing my best.
Bridge to Commander Tucker.
Two ships just dropped out of warp.
They're on an intercept course.
They're hailing us.
Open a channel.
Your ship is in restricted space.
It wasn't very well marked.
Our scans indicate that one of the people on your ship has been infected with a dangerous virus.
We're aware of that.
Is there anything you can tell us about...?
Your vessel's under quarantine.
Prepare to be boarded.
No one's coming aboard unless I say so.
The infected organism must be eradicated before the virus can spread.
That "infected organism" is a member of my crew.
Does he still look like one of your crew?
Does he recognize you, or even speak your language anymore?
We've been studying the mutagen for 60 years.
The only course of action is to neutralize the outbreak.
There isn't any outbreak.
Lieutenant Reed is in medical isolation.
We won't allow your vessel to leave orbit with the contagion aboard.
Look, we've only been dealing with this virus for one day, so forgive me
if I don't take your word for it that the only option is to neutralize our Tactical Officer.
You want to come over to discuss the situation, fine,
but if you try to force your way onto this ship,
you're going to have one hell of a fight on your hands.
How long... was I asleep?
Only for a few minutes.
I saw it... in my dream.
I was there.
There are no cities on this planet.
It's below the surface.
Tell me... what was it like?
It was filled with thousands of Loque'eque...
waiting... for us.
Your home is a planet called Earth.
The people there are waiting for you.
You're on a mission to save them.
Urquat's my home.
When we get there, you'll understand; wait.
We've rested long enough.
The decon chamber is sealed.
I assure you there's no danger.
You wouldn't be so confident if you knew how easily this virus can spread.
It infected tens of millions of people on my world.
They all had to be destroyed.
The virus would have transformed our entire population within weeks.
Where did it come from?
It was engineered by the inhabitants of this planet.
A race called the Loque'eque.
Something decimated their species centuries ago,
and they lost the ability to reproduce,
so they created this virus to transform other species into their own.
It was the only way to save themselves from extinction.
But why didn't they program the virus to stop replicating once their population was replenished?
We've been trying to answer that question for a long time.
Why is he so eager to get back to a place called Urquat?
The mutagen encodes the victims with an overpowering instinct to return to their home city, Urquat.
That's why we can't allow even a single infected organism to leave this planet.
They could spread the contagion to other systems and anyone who became infected would be drawn back here.
We can't risk another epidemic.
We've detected three more infected organisms on the surface.
Prepare a containment team.
More of your crewmen.
One of them has an immunity to the virus.
If I could have access to some of your research, perhaps we could work together to...
We'll find these people and examine them.
If there's anything to report, we'll let you know.
I'd prefer to have Dr. Phlox examine them.
What you prefer doesn't matter.
I'm under orders to contain this outbreak.
If you attempt to interfere, I'm authorized to use any force necessary.
Take me back to the airlock.
If I don't complete the antivirus within the next two hours,
it will be too late.
There won't be enough of their original genome left to resequence.
We can't launch a shuttlepod, they'd detect it.
Do you think T'Pol's contagious?
That rules out the transporter.
She'd infect the entire crew.
Whatever you do, Commander, do it quickly.
I need that DNA sample.
Be right back.
- Bridge to Commander Tucker - Go ahead
One of those ships just launched a shuttle, sir.
It's heading toward the surface.
Keep an eye on them!
It isn't far now.
The passage was here in my dream.
They're waiting for us
I saw it... so clearly.
There... was... a fountain... there.
And gardens... up there... floating.
And there were... people.
Thousands of people.
Come back to Enterprise.
We'll help you find out what happened to your city.
We're not leaving.
This is our home.
These ruins are ancient.
No one has lived here for a very long time.
What about this?
This body isn't ancient.
Someone killed them.
Who would do this?
I don't know, but if we go to Enterprise
we can try to find out.
I don't belong on Enterprise!
I belong here.
More of your humans?
I don't think so.
We're not safe here.
Come, we must go.
Come, we must go.
We found them.
Take the Vulcan, then destroy the others.
Who are they?
I don't know.
You destroyed my city!
Killed my people!
We have to get to the surface.
Lower your weapon and move away.
You won't be harmed.
I said move away!
You all right?
You said you'd never use the transporter again.
Believe me, I wish I'd had a choice.
There are more of them in orbit.
You better get back to the shuttlepod before they realize anything's wrong.
Captain... you can't stay here.
You'll be safe on Enterprise.
It's Commander Tucker.
Put him through.
Go ahead, sir.
We're docking, Travis.
Tell Phlox to stand by in decon.
Go to warp four as soon as we're in.
They're in pursuit.
2,000 kilometers and closing.
Try to stay ahead of them.
Stand by weapons.
They're hailing us.
Hold your course.
They're charging weapons.
Full power to aft hull plating!
Hull plating's down to 40%.
We're being hailed again.
Drop out of warp.
Look... we both want the same thing, a cure for this virus, right?
Our doctor thinks he's found one, but he needs a little more time to...
I won't warn you again, Commander.
We're going to contain this outbreak
whether you cooperate or not.
Why are you firing at my ship?
There are three infected people on board.
We won't allow you to leave this system.
This is Captain Archer and Ensign Sato.
They are the people you nearly incinerated on that planet.
As you can see, they're responding quite well to the antivirus I synthesized.
That's... not possible.
See for yourself.
Like I said, he just needed a little more time.
I'm sure we'd be happy to share antivirus with you,
but that'll be impossible if you destroy our ship.
Captain's Starlog, supplemental.
We've given Phlox's serum to the captain of the containment vessel.
With any luck, he'll be able to use it to prevent future outbreaks.
As for Malcolm, Hoshi and me, it may be a few days before we feel fully human again.
This should help with the headaches.
Have you got anything for my stomach?
Chef's food isn't sitting too well.
Until your digestive tract is fully restored, you may want to avoid the mess hall.
What do you suggest I eat?
You're welcome to some of the moth larvae I feed to my Pyrithian bat.
How you feeling, Lieutenant?
Eh, not bad, sir.
How about yourself?
Getting there. Hoshi and T'Pol are going to take the day off.
You might want to do the same.
Thank you, Captain.
I could use a little rest.
You wanted to see me?
This is the last of the mutagenic virus.
I assume you want me to destroy it.
Captain, you experienced first-hand what this pathogen can do.
Those containment patrols aren't going to stop until they've wiped out every trace of it.
Now that they have your antivirus, they'll most likely figure out a way to succeed.
Considering the alternatives, that would be best.
This was created... as a final effort to preserve a civilization, a people.
That species we became... they cease to exist the moment this virus is gone.
We came out here to stop the Xindi from destroying humanity.
I'll be damned if I'm going to have a hand in destroying another race in the process.
Put it on ice, Doc. In stasis, whatever.