January 18, 2155:
With the Enterprise
destroyed, Archer and his crew decide to steal the Defiant
and get out of the Tholian space station. The Tholian tries to trap them, but was no match for the advance technology of the Defiant
. When Archer and his crew save an imperial ship of the Empire commanded by Admiral Black, Black wants Archer to surrender his ship to the Empire, but will give him another starship as soon as possible. But Archer doesn't want another ship, he wants the Defiant
and will do anything that is neccessary to keep control of the ship and gain power in the Empire.