Why did Kessick give Archer the coordinates to the blown up planet? (Ep "Xindi")

A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
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Why did Kessick give Archer the coordinates to the blown up planet? (Ep "Xindi")

Post by marsh8472 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 pm

The deal between Archer and Kessick:
ARCHER: You're Xindi?
KESSICK: Nine fingered Xindi. What do you want?
ARCHER: Where's your homeworld?
KESSICK: You came all the way to this hideous planet, bribed the foreman to see me, for what? Directions to my planet? I find that hard to believe.
ARCHER: We have important business with your people.
KESSICK: But you don't know where to find them.

KESSICK: You've risked your lives to learn where my homeworld is, because you say you have important business with my people? Which species? Have you ever even met a Xindi before today?

T'POL: I'm not detecting any planets, inhabited or otherwise.
ARCHER: Son of a bitch lied to us.
TUCKER: Phlox said the Xindi used his dying breath to give us these coordinates. Why would he lie?
TRAVIS: Sir, I'm picking up a debris field.
ARCHER: A ship?
TRAVIS: It's a lot bigger than that.
ARCHER: Put it up.
T'POL: It's nearly eighty million kilometres long. It was a planet.
ARCHER: Move us in closer.
(They fly in amongst the lumps of rock.)
ARCHER: How long ago did this happen?
T'POL: Judging by the field dispersion, approximately one hundred and twenty years.
Kessick kept referring to his homeworld in the present tense using the word "is" instead of "was". Then sends them to an area where a world used to be. Archer specified that he had important business with the xindi as to the reason for wanting the coordinates. Sending them to a blown up planet did not help them contact the xindi. Anyway I'm trying to figure out what the point was of Kessick giving Archer the coordinates of where his former homeworld used to be. Any idea?

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