In some random crewman's quarters, Trip steals boots and a jumpsuit and FINALLY covers up those blindingly white thighs of his -- sheesh, it was like ogling uncooked chicken. Trip gives the briefest of glances to the poor dude on the floor and leaves.
Sick Bay. Clint Howard, whose Ferengi name is Muk, examines the SCAT with his scanner and pronounces that there's nothing of worth there. Grish -- the remaining Ferengi who isn't Clint Howard, Jeffrey Coombs, or Ethan Phillips -- tells Muk he's not scanning deep enough. "This is their vault. I saw one just like it on a Gavarian ship," Grish insists. "Why would they keep a vault in the medical bay?" Muk asks. "Rule of Acquisition number twenty-three: 'Nothing is more important than your health, except for your money,'" Felix says. The Ferengi giggle. Muk says he doesn't see any locking mechanism, his tone implying that he still doesn't believe there could be anything of worth there. Grish announced there must be a magnetic field that he can blast with micro-charges. "Hold on," Felix orders, striding forward. He pushes a button and the SCAT opens. Grish tries to go in, but the medical bed slides out. Grish stumbles backward, fumbling for his weapon. He takes aim at the menacing bed and gargles, "STOP!" The bed, cowed, stops. Felix looks inside while Muk whines, "This is a waste of time! We've only got three hours before they being to wake. It'll take days to search every hatch." Felix tells him to be patient, and asks him to open some other things.
T'Pol watches them on a viewscreen as they discover the other medical cupboards to be bare. Muk announces that he found something. "Gold?" Felix asks. "No, but it looks like quality merchandise," Muk says, pulling out a long, scary-looking surgical implement. "Oh, splendid craftsmanship," Muk croons, playing with the needle. "Add it to the pot," Felix orders. "Do I look like a Menk to you?" Muk asks. "This beauty's going in my personal collection." Interestingly casual follow-up to the reference to Ferengi by the Valakians in "Dear Doctor." As I commented in that recap, I'm surprised the Ferengi didn't sell the Valakians their warp technology. Assuming, of course, that the Ferengi have warp capability, but I don't think they'd be this deep in space with only impulse power. Pursuant to that, if the Ferengi don't have warp technology to sell, I'm surprised they didn't try to hornswoggle the Valakians by selling them something that didn't work. "We agreed to split our profits," Felix says to Muk. "You said this ship would make us rich. We'll be lucky if we break even," Muk growls. "We had a deal," Felix says. "I'm amending it," Muk says, showing his pointed teeth. "Anything I find, I keep." Felix tells him he'll deduct it from Muk's share of the gold, and turns away in irritation. Gee. Wonder if all this infighting and greediness will be the Ferengi meeting of their Waterloo in their attempted Enterprise takeover. Muk goes back to admiring his surgical thing. He even licks the tip of it. Ew! Can't you just imagine where that thing has been?