Uh-Ohs drag Little John into the Brig. He coughs his Khan Virus everywhere. "So," Reed says, eager to make friends in prison, "what are you in for?" Little John doesn't really answer, but wants to know if Quantum is expecting to get info out of him. So, now he speaks English? Was that Klingonese in Sickbay just for effect? It was? Can I tell you what I think of it? I can't? Fine. Reed doesn't think that's the case. Little John insists Reed entertain him with his tale of woe. "I lied to him," Reed admits. "You're fortunate to be alive," Little John announces, "a Klingon who betrays his captain would be IMMEDIATELY executed!" And what happens to Klingons who cry when they spy? Reed asks why Little John and his band of Merry Men boarded the ship. When Little John doesn't answer, Reed says they both want the same thing: "A cure." Little John whips around to stare at him. "There's no reason for you or any more of your people to die," Reed adds. The ship shakes.
Bridge. They're having intermixing issues and plasma problems. They have to increase speed to fix it. Quantum orders T'Pol down to Engineering. Quantum hies himself to the Brig of Throat-Grabbing, which hasn't yet made good on its name this episode. Quantum orders Little John to tell him how to fix what they sabotaged. Little John is Silent Bob. Quantum tells him he will die if the reactor goes critical. Little John is ready to die because he is a G.I. Joe. Reed screams, "Captain, you need your tactical officer -- please sir!" Quantum ignores him. "I CAN BE USEFUL!" Reed bawls. Quantum doesn't love him. Reed throws himself on his cot.
Engineering. The monitors flicker with Klingon text. T'Pol comms Quantum that the warp matrix has been compromised by a Klingon subroutine. Quantum orders her to do what she can to stop it. Because of more problems, they have to increase speed again. For some reason, they end with Quantum in the turbolift as the ship shakes. It's really quite odd and makes me worry that when he steps out of the turbolift next week he'll be stepping into Daniels's world.
Next week: The promo guy is still really excited about the cancellation. Also, and I can't believe this is actually happening, the Klingons attempt to MAKE QUANTUM'S FURROWS PERMANENT! Is that a shout-out? I can't judge because, well, Hunca Munca started batting at one of my lobes and the whole thing got pulled out again.