With both the Xindi and the Temporal Cold War behind them, the crew of Enterprise finally return to Earth. The crew receives a heroic welcome complete with parades, news broadcasts, and schools renamed in their honor. But the troubled captain is having trouble putting the experiences of the past year behind him. When Archer blows up at Ambassador Soval during his mission debriefing, he is ordered by Admiral Forrest to take a vacation and get his act together.
Meanwhile, T'Pol invites Trip to visit her mother T'Les on Vulcan since he no longer has a home or a family. It's the first time T'Pol has been home in years, which gives T'Les a chance to see the changes her daughter has undergone during her time among humans. Also, Travis, Mayweather, and Phlox learn firsthand the extent of the xenophobia that has plagued Earth since the Xindi attack