|Star Trek: Enterprise is the latest entry in the Star Trek saga and takes place during the mid-22nd century. Under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer, the crew of the first warp five starship (the Enterprise NX-01) begin to explore the galaxy. As their mission progresses, the crew encounter familiar races like the Klingons and Andorians as well as some new ones.|
Enterprise's third season (2003-04) Xindi arc required the addition of a skilled military tactical unit aboard the NX-01. Enter the MACOs, an elite group of Military Assault Command Operatives lead by Major "Jay" Hayes (Steven Culp). Unused to space exploration, the MACOs used the months of starship travel to train and become an active part of the Enterprise community. This task became very difficult when a strange rivalry developed between Major Hayes and Lieutenant Reed (Dominic Keating).
By the time Major Hayes had convinced Reed that he was no threat to the Lieutenant's tactical command, a grudging respect had grown between the two men. Hayes ultimately died a hero's death at the end of the season when he rescued Hoshi Sato from the Xindi in "Countdown," the lead-in episode to the third season finale.