Search For Xindi Puts Archer Under PressureBy Caillan
August 8, 2003 - 9:45 AM
See Also: 'The Xindi' Episode Guide
Enterprise's mission to track down the Xindi before they destroy Earth will reportedly begin to take its toll on Captain Archer.
British sci-fi magazine SFX recently published new spoilers for the first two episodes of season three, "The Xindi" and "Anomaly" (available online via the Great Link). Their episode synopses reveal that the NX-01's commanding officer is "on edge" as the season opens, but he's not the only one, as Trip comes to terms with the death of his sister and Reed tries to deal with the presence of the MACOs.
In "The Xindi", Archer and Trip reportedly visit a mining colony in order to question a member of the Xindi working there. But when the miners take the away team hostage and plan to capture Enterprise, it's up to Reed and the MACOs to rescue the captain and engineer. The Xindi-Humanoid, wounded in the rescue attempt, reveals the location of the Xindi homeworld before he dies.
The Xindi-Humanoid's help turns out to be for naught, as the planet is deserted when Enterprise arrives: the Xindi have gone underground. Now more dangerous than ever, the various Xindi species plot the final destruction of earth.
Set approximately two weeks later, "Anomaly" revolves around an attack by a group of aliens known as the Ventaxians. The Enterprise crew drives the boarders off and follows them back to their base, a large sphere which has its own cloaking device.
When Xindi material is found on the sphere, Archer becomes obsessed about finding further information on the mysterious species. Convinced that the Ventaxians have material that could be of use in their databanks, Archer "uses airlock decompression to force the Ventaxian to reveal important codes". This reckless act leads the crew to speculate that the Delphic Expanse could be taking its toll on their captain.
Please note that this information has not been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and until such time you should treat it as you would any other rumour from an unofficial source. Further spoilers can be found here and here at the Great Link.