Chapter One has three scenes, all interesting in their own way. We have the Three Sisters expanding their network of allies, recruiting some more-or-less familiar faces from the first two seasons, we have a look at how things are developing on Sauria, and we have Archer discussing both business and personal issues with his old friend Danica Erikson, who it seems might become Archer's love interest too. Well, it's nice to see Archer with a social life outside of Trip and... Porthos, I guess? Archer needs more friends. Shran was a frenemy, that doesn't count. So was T'Pol at first, come to think of it. Anyway, it's great to have a more in-depth look at Sauria. The description of the harbour city was engaging, and interesting to visualise. I'm glad that this series is fleshing out planets that from other series' perspective are long-standing Federation members, planets like Sauria and the Rigel Worlds. The Federation is (or will be) a rich and very diverse place, I've long wanted to explore its member worlds more fully. At the moment, there appears to be a plague of some kind in a M'Tezir-proximate country, presumably step one in Maltuvis' effort to be listed among the all-time greats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGUqwaORfbU So, we have confirmation that the Criminal Enterprises Alliance and the Really Great Dictator are going to be ongoing antagonists, which is fine by me. It's logical given what we saw of crime and piracy, etc., in Enterprise combined with the Federation's inevitable stabilizing effect. The conflicts going forward are going to be between the forces of stability and those who thrive on instability, between law and freedom, between different interpretations of what the Federation national character should be. There aren't any major armed conflicts for the next century - this is made explicit in several TOS novels regarding the Klingon march to war - but nor is the galaxy going to passively roll over and accept policing. Finally, we have Archer offering a brief introduction to Rigel - the tattooed people are the Jelna, the Vulcanoid-Human ones are the Zami - a nice reference to a RPG name for Rigel IV, I appreciate that sort of homage - we have the Chelons of course, there are settlers from other species - Xarantine and Coridanite are mentioned - and the Trade Commission is to all intents and purposes the government.