I liked the fact that The Expanse is leading to in a new direction. I also like the fact that it was exciting, something that's been lacking on ENT....but.... The episode wreaked of Bush administration propoganda. We have the "let's get these bastards" run-and-gun thing going complete with the emotional blackmail using innocent deaths. Sound familiar? Of course we have the whispers of a mysterious Xindi "weapon of mass destruction". Ooooooh. All the more reason to kick their ass, right? Sound familiar? Next we have big bad Soval, who is a villain because he doesn't support the war...er....cause. Sound familiar? If the writers are smart enough to bring us back to the actual message of Trek, and come up with some thoughtful allegories using this premise then all the better. If this turns into a "kick some Ira...I mean Xindi ass" show, then we have a problem.