Archer goes a little buggy, and the crew re-enacts Crimson Tide.
Another one of those great stand-by episodes – the Captain might have gone nuts, and the crew has to decide what side their on. This one strained its credibility a little, particularly given the previous emphasis on decontamination for even small things – hard to imagine how Phlox missed this one.
But Reed has some comeuppance for his attitude towards the Major. And the episode keeps Archer’s obsession from being too obviously mind control until at least the second half of the episode. Not the greatest episode of all time, but I certainly didn’t end up hating it.
707 down, 30 to go.