In the Situation Room, T'Pol says that a Rigellian freighter left orbit two hours after Phlox's abduction with a flight plan filed for Proxima Colony. Quantum says their trajectory won't take them anywhere near Proxima. Maybe it will take them approxima there. Ah, silly gin, how I love you and your ways. Quantum cancels shore leave -- saving us from seeing May-Wherefore-Art-Thou face an annoying Irish Academy rival who comes out of nowhere to fight him -- and orders everyone back on board.
In a dark street, Reed plays Deep Throat. His cohort is wearing a shiny black PVC smock top. You know, I don't care how many cloaks and daggers you have, when you're sporting a paunch like that, shiny black PVC is a really bad idea. In response to Reed asking if Paunchy PVC knows where Phlox is, Paunchy PVC says, "We have an assignment for you." Reed crosses his arms and snits, "I wasn't aware I was still a part of your section." Section? SECTION? SECTION #!? Oops, sorry, SECTION 31? I don't really know what Section 31 is, since I've just finished season four of DS9, but I get the feeling my response to that is supposed to be "SECTION 31?!" Oh, and if ANYONE writes me telling me, spoiling me, for Section 31, I will call up Bermaga and force them to cancel this show. Paunchy PVC says they have a job for him and says it may be the only way to save Phlox's life. Paunchy PVC walks away. You know, I'm all for the dramatic exits, but shouldn't he have told Reed what the assignment was, like, before he walked away? Reed just stands there with a sore throat.