Reed was one of my favorite Enterprise characters. He struck me as one of the more competent members of the crew, and him and others didn't get the screen time they deserved since Enterprise mostly had a Big Three of Archer, T'Pol and Tucker.
So... more changes to the timeline in this episode being for all we know Enterprise should have been destroyed or more damaged in that minefield since they're not supposed to have the cloak detector thingie. Amazing how Kirk and crew were SOOO surprised about the Romulans having cloaking devices too. The Romulans are consistent jerks no matter what century it is.
Overall, I did like this episode. Rare a cast member outside the Big 3 gets the spotlight and this one was a nicely done character piece. And it leads into next episode nicely.