Eager to make first contact, Enterprise docks with a ship that is not responding their hails. They find the crew dead, and some extraction apparatus suggesting some bad guys will return to collect the victims‘ blood. T’Pol advises captain Archer to leave things untouched in order not to endanger his own crew. He almost agrees, but weighs human values higher than those of Vulcans, and returns to use the wreck’s communications systems to alert their people. Unfortunately the body pirates return and disable Enterprise’s yet untested weapons. In the literal last second another ship appears: The victims‘ folks have come for their people, but misinterpret the situation. Only with Ho Shi Sato’s help can Archer convince them where to look for the real culprit, and in a joint effort the two ships destroy the third.
Season 1, Episode 3