Azati Prime (Episode 70)
First Airdate: March 3, 2004
Second Airdate: April 14, 2004
Summary: Archer embarks on a suicide mission to destroy the Xindi's nearly completed planet-killing weapon.
Enterprise finally arrives at the Xindi superweapon construction site, and despite a troubling glimpse into the future by time-traveling operative Daniels, a determined Archer leaves the ship in T'Pol's hands as he alone pilots a suicide mission to destroy the huge Earth-bound planet-killer. With Archer gone, T'Pol and the crew attempt to escape enemy territory undetected, but once discovered are forced to make a last stand against multiple Xindi attackers. (Star Trek Com)
(TV Guide) Archer's rash gamble to demolish the Xindi's planet-obliterating weapon imperils both his crew and the future in a pivotal episode.
Criticized for its alleged blandness, the series returned for a third season with an emphasis on action, which this tale dishes out with a shovel. As Archer readies a captured shuttle for a suicidal attack on the Xindi fleet, time-traveler Daniels (Matt Winston) warns the captain that his death will prevent the creation of the Federation. Equally profound is the effect Archer's plans have on his crew---especially T'Pol.
(Zap2it) Archer, 400 years in the future, learns of a conspiracy to pit humanity against the Xindi.
Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and Manny Coto
Teleplay by: Manny Coto
Directed by: Allan Kroeker
Randy Oglesby as Degra
Scott MacDonald as Xindi Reptilian Commander
Matt Winston as Daniels
Rick Worthy as Xindi Sloth
Tucker Smallwood as Xindi Humanoid
Christopher Goodman as Degra's Assistant