I don't want to ruin it for you but I will say that I went from disliking Trip immensely to liking him quite a lot. Trip has some particularly good material during season 3, although I found the will-they-wont-they thing he had going on in season 4 to be uninteresting. It's a huge pity because it practically took over his character. See, I'm insightful! Take that, haters! (Oh, the irony.) Like I said, I didn't like Fusion myself the first time around, but looking back on it having seen the entire series it makes a lot more sense. It also makes a lot more sense why T'Pol would want to stay on Enterprise, that's another thing I couldn't figure out the first time I saw the show. Acquisition (½) This episode introduces us to yet another new species, but once again they haven't been named so I can't check Memory Alpha to see if they were ever referenced in any of the other Trek series. As such they will not be added to the counter. But Trip does walk around in his underwear for 15 minutes. Nipples Ahoy!: 4 Archer Abuse: 8 These new aliens are dumb. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly dumb they are. I mean, you may think that the Klingons in Sleeping Dogs were dumb, but that's just peanuts to these guys. They fill every dumb cliché in the book, right down to the dumber dumb one who doesn't realise he's being exploited until the one of the "good guys" convinces him. If Trek has taught me anything then it taught me that if I was the leader of a criminal gang I shouldn't let any dumb people in because they're just going to end up siding with the people we're trying to steal from. Of course, that would preclude me from being in the gang in the first place. You know what makes for a good episode? Archer beating a smart and dangerous antagonist in a battle of wits. You know what makes for a bad episode? Archer beating Ralph Wiggum. So, what is the moral of this story? When building an impossibly advanced starship, use sealed bulkheads and a smart ventilation system that doesn't let a dangerous contaminant spread around the entire ship in 47 nanoseconds. An important lesson and one which I will be sure to remember until my dying day.