The great Clancy Brown guest stars in an episode that shows the dangers of unintended consequences. Plus T’Pol gets to be awesome, Porthos gets to be adorable, and Archer and Tucker take their shirts off and sweat a lot in a totally gratuitous sports scene. The Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch makes a “Desert Crossing.”
This is one of the best episodes of the season so far, not because it’s a particularly great episode, but it does what it’s trying to do perfectly.
And it’s a very strong example of sticking to Enterprise’s mission statement of showing humanity’s first tentative steps out into the galaxy and having them slip on a few banana peels as they do so.