Previously on Enterprise.
How do you plan to get inside it?
We're pretty sure we found a way in.
I'm sending a crew in shuttlepod.
The spheres are controlled by a network of artificial intelligence.
This section houses the redundant memory core.
It should contain a significant amount of information.
We're hoping that'll include data on the sphere builders.
I'll be at your side, no matter what happens.
We've taken control of the weapon.
We're going to launch it.
We have an image of your ship firing.
They left me no choice.
And you've left me no choice.
The crew of that ship are the last Xindi you'll ever betray.
The weapon cannot be launched without three of the codes.
Do you really believe we haven't considered that?
Why am I here?
What do you want?!
We were impressed with your linguistic abilities.
Aquatic is difficult to master.
I've heard it spoken my entire life, ...
but still, it doesn't come easily to me.
Maybe you should have applied yourself more.
We have some encoded data we need translated.
-I'm not a cryptologist. -I have confidence in your abilities.
That's very flattering, but you'll have to manage on your own.
If you refuse, we'll have no further use for you.
Get her ready for the procedure.
She's surprisingly strong-willed for a primate.
We'll see how defiant she is after our surgeons have finished with her.
We'll have the launch codes soon enough.
We need to access the data from this.
Meet me in the command center in half an hour.
-I'll assist you. -What have we missed?
The Reptilians took the weapon.
-Have they launched it? - We don't know.
The captain's on his way to the surface, wants to figure out our next move.
They took Hoshi.
-She's gone. - Who?
Reptilians, Insectoids... We don't know.
They transported her off the bridge.
Where's Corporal Hawkins?
The Sphere had an automated defense mechanism.
He was killed.
I'm sorry, Major.
Well, I'm sure you did everything you could.
I'd appreciate a full report.
Where are they?
We are trying to determine their location.
It's difficult to track them inside a vortex.
For all you know, they could be heading to Earth.
They can't deploy the weapon.
Each of the five species has a set of commands to initiate the arming sequence.
Three of them are needed to activate the weapon.
They only have two.
We obviously don't intend to give them ours.
What about the Aquatics?
Their actions aren't easy to predict, ...
but so far they seem determined not to take sides.
It's more likely the Reptilians and Insectoids...
will attempt to bypass the command codes themselves.
And that will take time.
They've abducted my communications officer.
Up until now, I didn't know why.
You believe they'll use her to decrypt the arming sequence?
She'll never cooperate.
She may not have a choice.
This could be a command subroutine.
And it could be a letter to Santa Claus.
I wouldn't mind having Hoshi here right now.
We'll have to make do without her.
I just hope she's okay.
We're here to analyze this data, not speculate on Ensign Sato's fate.
I'm fond of Hoshi as well.
But we can't allow her situation to become a distraction.
There's a great deal of data to analyze, ....
but we've made some progress.
We know the Spheres are connected by a subspace energy grid.
But four of them appear to be integral to that connection.
The closest one's here.
We've designated it Sphere 41.
I believe they act as control Spheres, allowing the network to operate in concert.
If we can damage one of them,...
would it disrupt the entire grid?
It also might have no effect.
We just don't have enough information yet.
Keep at it.
Cooperate and this won't be necessary.
After the injection, the parasites will invade your neocortex.
Once they begin reconfiguring your synaptic pathways,...
you'll be much more compliant.
Before your primate brain is too badly damaged to understand,
I want to thank you for helping us destroy your world.
If they'd stayed in the vortex, we wouldn't have found them.
They're less than four light-years from here.
Why have they stopped?
They could've been halfway to Earth by now.
They're attempting to arm the weapon.
The propulsion system has to be off-line to do it.
How quickly can we get there?
That wouldn't be wise.
They've been joined by at least a dozen vessels.
You have nearly as many ships.
You may have noticed that Reptilians and Insectoids are more belligerent than we are.
Their ships are armed accordingly.
We're no match for them.
We've been outgunned before, sir.
We did not come all this way to give up without a fight.
Would the Aquatics be a match for them?
Their ships are extremely powerful.
But they've seen your evidence.
-They're not convinced. - That was before...
the Reptilians murdered Degra and stole the weapon.
We're looking at civil war.
Can they afford to sit back and do nothing?
Let me talk to them.
Now isn't the time to dissolve the Council.
So we should leave our fate in the hands of the Reptilians and Insectoids?
The evidence the humans provided can't be ignored.
I didn't quite catch that last part.
They've agreed to meet with us.
But don't expect much, Captain.
How long do they plan to keep us waiting?
You have to deal with the Aquatics on their terms.
They're extremely deliberate in everything they do.
You all right?
My species doesn't like the water.
Thank you for seeing me.
I'm afraid my Communications Officer was abducted by the Reptilians.
That is regrettable, but her presence is no longer necessary.
We've had time to study your language.
Then I'll get to the point.
We need your help.
We've made our position clear.
Your evidence is intriguing, but far from conclusive.
We require more time to evaluate it.
And if my world gets torn to rubble in the meantime...?
The Reptilians and the Insectoids cannot deploy the weapon on their own.
That may not be true.
I believe they took my officer to help them decipher Launch Codes
After all your deliberations, you may find a decision's been made without you.
This changes nothing.
Just because the Reptilians chose to act rashly ...
does not mean we will do the same.
So, you'd rather sit back and do nothing...
while they condemn all five of your species to extinction.
You may return to your ship.
You will be informed of our decision.
One last question.
Have these Guardians...
told you where you'll establish your new home world?
The one humans are destined to destroy?
Is it here in the Expanse?
In case you haven't noticed,...
the Spheres are turning it into a trans-dimensional wasteland.
None of you will be able to survive.
You say the Guardians have helped you.
Have they ever tried to disable the Spheres?
Because we've found a way.
Help me save my people, ...
and I can help you save yours.
She's penetrated the first layer of encryption.
Do you understand what we want you to do?
I'm to bypass the Aquatic encryption protocols.
And you realize we need this done quickly.
I'm not familiar with these ciphers.
She's more resistant than I imagined.
Prepare her for another procedure.
You would sacrifice yourself to stop us.
Don't worry, you won't have to live with your guilt for long.
I can't access the arming matrix.
She's added a layer of encryption.
You were ordered to watch her!
A deflector pulse might disrupt the subspace links.
It wouldn't generate enough power.
We could tie the impulse reactors directly into the array.
Sure, if you want to rupture every EPS conduit on the ship.
The captain told the Aquatics we could disable these Spheres.
And I'm trying not to make a liar out of him.
What do you mean by that?
You've dismissed all of my proposals.
When you come up with one that doesn't involve blowing ourselves up,...
I'll be a little more enthusiastic.
Or you might surprise me with an idea of your own.
Maybe you haven't had time to meditate...
I don't know.
But whatever's going on with you lately, I've had about enough.
I'll work on this in Engineering.
Call me if you have any more brilliant ideas.
happened recently, it's caused me to become...
Forget about it.
I wish I could.
It may take some time before I regain my control.
It will be difficult to do, especially...
on my own.
This hasn't been easy for any of us.
You know how much I appreciate what you did for me.
When this is all over, if you want to talk, I'm all ears.
Why don't we take another crack at this?
The council has disbanded.
The weapon is under our control.
Deploy it immediately.
As soon as we decrypt a third launch code.
We have encountered some...
The longer you delay, the more likely the time lines will shift against you.
Then perhaps you can provide more of your valuable assistance.
Help us get the code.
That's not possible.
It should be a simple matter to peer into the past.
Extract the necessary data.
We only detect large fluctuations in the timescape.
The fine details are obscured.
You've seen more than enough detail to learn how to meddle in our affairs--
to turn the Xindi species against each other.
Everything we've done has been to protect the Xindi.
Then finish what you've started, ...
if it's within your power.
The timelines are in constant flux.
Many of them favor the primates and the arborials.
Some even favor the humans.
Unless that's the outcome you desire,...
I suggest you find a way to launch the weapon.
This appears to be some kind of...
interspatial manifold on the surface of Sphere 41.
What they used to connect the spheres?
That's what we're thinking.
T'Pol's figured out a way to target it with a deflector pulse.
We haven't exactly got all the details worked out yet.
Then you'd better keep at it.
If the Aquatics decide to help us,...
they might want to hear those details.
hope you didn't make them any promises.
We'll keep working.
It's only been three hours.
The Council once needed to resolve a simple logistical matter.
It took the Aquatics six days to agree to attend the meeting.
I'm surprised you were ever able to get anything done.
On the contrary, ...
their prudence was usually the only thing that kept the Council from dissolving in the chaos.
That's why Degra had them build the weapon.
He didn't want the Reptilians and Insectoids to have too much control.
That's actually something I wanted to discuss with you.
If we're successful and we destroy the weapon...
What's to prevent us from building another one?
I knew Degra for many years.
He could be difficult, uncompromising.
We argued often.
For instance, when he insisted that we meet with you.
But when Degra spoke, only a fool would ignore him.
He believed there was a future between your people and ours ...
when this is over.
I intend to see if he was right.
Captain Archer, please report to the Bridge.
Six vessels approaching, sir! all Aquatic.
That was remarkably fast.
Open a channel to the lead ship.
We've considered your proposal.
We will help you intercept the weapon.
We expect you to honor our agreement.
You will attempt to disable the Spheres.
How do these developments affect the timeline?
It's difficult to say.
They continue to fluctuate.
However, most now indicate that the humans will prevail.
Then the time has come for us to intervene.
Is there another problem?
Quite the opposite.
The third launch code?
We have complete access.
It appears the primate was useful after all.
Take her back to her cell.
Initiate the pre-arming protocols.
Inform me when the weapon is ready for launch.
Captain's Starlog, February 13, 2154.
We're preparing to enter a Xindi vortex, ...
thanks to some help from the Aquatics.
If everything goes as planned, ...
we'll intercept the weapon in less than two hours.
Enterprise may be coming apart at the seams,...
but I can't say the same for the crew.
After nearly eight months in the Expanse,...
they're ready to do what they came to do, ...
no matter what it takes, no matter what the cost.
Have you assembled your boarding party?
Ready to deploy on your command.
I wish I was leading it myself.
Your place is on the Bridge, sir.
No offense, Major,...
it's just that Ensign Sato is a friend.
Here's my report on Corporal Hawkins.
Would you like to go over my rescue plan?
First, I'd like to know if...
we have a problem.
If you blame me for the corporal's death.
Permission to speak freely?
I've never liked putting my people under someone else's command.
You're Senior Tactical Officer, but they're my team.
And I can't help but think that...
if I'd been there, things might've turned out differently.
I did everything I could.
Things happened very fast.
-I understand. -I'm not finished.
Hawkins may well have been a MACO...
...but he was my responsibility out there.
When we first came aboard Enterprise,...
we definitely felt like outsiders.
If I contributed to that,...
-I apologize. -My point is...
none of us feel that way anymore.
We're all part of the same crew, no matter which uniform we wear.
Don't worry about Ensign Sato.
We'll bring her home.
I'd almost forgotten what Chef can do with a steak.
I hope the crew forgives me for not patching up the galley sooner.
I've heard no complaints.
Except from Chef, of course.
When this is all over, I plan on having a little chat ...
with the Starfleet quartermaster about what they put in those ration packs.
When this is all over...
I won't be complaining about the food,...
I'll just be happy to get back to our original mission.
Hope you plan on swinging by Earth first.
I told the Engineering team...
I'd buy them a few rounds at the 602 Club.
You're both invited, of course.
I wouldn't miss it.
What about you?
You may buy me a drink, if you wish.
I meant, what are your plans for the future.
It's been a long time since you've been to Vulcan.
The High Command would be lucky to get you back.
There are some colleagues I'd enjoy seeing again.
But I've considered formalizing my service with Starfleet.
I may be able to pull some strings, ...
get you out of basic training.
Can you imagine the look on Soval's face when...
he sees her in a Starfleet uniform?
Please let me be there.
I said I was considering it.
Bridge to the captain.
We're approaching the coordinates.
Tactical Alert. I'm on my way.
Activate the reactor.
Commander Dolim, the final arming sequence has begun.
Inform me when you are ready.
I'll be in my thermal chamber.
- What is it? - A vortex is opening.
Bearing 2-7-9, range 4,000 kilometers.
Were you expecting reinforcements?
Send a patrol to intercept them.
More vortexes are opening.
Aquatics! Six ships approaching the weapon.
Have Commander Kolo's squadron maintain position!
They're moving to intercept,...
but they're keeping a substantial force around the weapon.
Feel like taking them on?
Give me the word, sir.
This is Captain Archer.
Cut us loose.
They're breaking off.
Have all ships concentrate their fire on the weapon.
We're in range.
They're targeting the primary generators!
Continue the arming sequence!
Minor damage to the starboard nacelle.
We're still in the fight.
Bring us around for another pass.
Target the Earth vessel!
We can't, sir! the Aquatics are protecting them.
Captain, I've located Ensign Sato.
She's onboard one of the Reptilian vessels.
Can you get a transporter lock?
She's somewhere on the first three decks. I can't pinpoint her exact location.
Send Major Hayes and his team.
We've lost eight vessels.
We've only disabled two of theirs.
We're no match for the Aquatics.
We must deploy the weapon now!
We need another five minutes.
In another five minutes, ...
it will be destroyed and you along with it!
Hayes to Enterprise.
We should get back to the beam-in point.
The Reptilians are under attack.
If we don't act, the weapon will be destroyed.
The timelines now indicate that is the likely outcome.
Captain, there's a massive anomaly forming near the weapon.
Keep us clear of them, Travis.
We'll have to pull back.
Do what you can, but keep us in firing range.
-Captain Archer! - Go ahead.
The anomalies are creating a barrier between us and the weapon.
We can't get through.
Hayes to Enterprise.
We've got Sato.
Archer to Tucker.
Lock on to Major Hayes.
I wish I could, sir.
That last anomaly knocked the transporter off-line.
Tell them to stand by.
Archer to Hayes.
We've got a malfunction.
Can you hold your position?
The intruders are trapped on level seven.
And the anomalies?
They've disabled three of the Aquatic ships.
The Guardians will not let us fail.
Tucker to Hayes.
I'm ready to get you out, but I can only transport two at a time.
And then I have to reset the buffer.
Lock on Kelly and Sato.
Ready for two more.
You two are next.
I could use a change of scenery.
Stand by, Major.
What's your status?
We've completed the arming sequence.
the power readings from the weapon are increasing.
They're preparing to launch.
Get us close, Travis.
What about the anomalies?
I said, take us in.
Ready to launch on your order, Commander.
Open a vortex.
Set a course for Earth.
I told him I was ready for duty.
I'm afraid he's a bit of a mother hen.
How's Ensign Sato?
Her bio-signs are stable.
Thank you for bringing her home.
All in a day's work.
She knows the team.
Rely on her.
No more of that talk.
That's an order.
Step away, please.
Increase by point two joules.
How long before it reaches Earth?
Could an Aquatic ship reach it in time?
They have powerful weapons, but their speed is limited.
Degra's ship is considerably faster.
What are we waiting for?
The ship isn't well armed.
It would be useless against the weapon.
We might be able to get a team onboard, ...
disable it from the inside.
The Reptilians will have soldiers stationed aboard the weapon.
We'll deal with them when we get there.
The Aquatics joined us only because you...
promised to neutralize the Spheres.
They expect you to fulfill that promise.
The future of our people is at stake, as well.
Are you ready?
I believe so.
We have a plan to disable Sphere 41.
If we're right, it should disrupt the entire network.
Then, as soon as we undock,...
set a course for Sphere 41.
I've just come from Sick Bay,...
where the doctor assures me that Sergeant Kemper ...
and Ensign Sato will make full recoveries.
Unfortunately, Major Hayes' injures were more severe.
He didn't survive.
We've got less than ten hours before this weapon reaches Earth.
The captain wants to take a team aboard to destroy it.
I don't imagine the Reptilians will make this easy for us, ...
but that's why you're here.
That's why Major Hayes picked each one of you for this mission.
Because he knew you'd get the job done.
I need three volunteers.
Assemble your gear. Meet me at the starboard airlock in ten minutes.
How is she?
The Xindi parasites were no match for my osmotic eel.
I need to talk to her.
She's undergone a severe neural trauma.
She's been inside the weapon. I have to know what she saw.
It should be safe to revive her in two hours.
Have her taken aboard Degra's ship right away.
She's in no condition to be moved.
I don't have any choice, Doctor.
You could kill her.
I want her on that ship in 20 minutes.
She'll need another cortical treatment.
At least let me come with you.
There's a medical bay aboard Degra's ship.
Show Lieutenant Reed how to do it.
-He's not a doctor. - Phlox...
you're needed here.
We were fortunate.
He also started a civil war between our species.
Degra was a traitor.
Then it's a good thing we already have your launch codes.
Lock weapons on their ship.
I won't risk any more interference.
Bring me back a piece of that weapon.
All set, sir.
When we're finished, ...
we'll meet you at the rendezvous coordinates.
We'll be there. Captain.
I expect you to keep him in line.
I'll do my best.