Enterprise orbits the Bad Breath Star.
Bridge. May-Commented-Out reports that something is coming through the yellow fog. Quantum moves them into position, and they wait. He asks if they've detected them. "Not yet," T'Pol whispers. Hey, I have a question: why is she whispering? Enterprise fires at the Osaarians, and Quantum orders a channel opened. "This is Captain Archer -- remember us? You've probably noticed that we've got our weapons back online. You're outgunned. So stand down," Quantum orders. His answer is a blow to Enterprise that nearly knocks him off his feet. Heh -- that's not exactly standing down, is it? Idiot. May-Commented-Out says that the ship is moving off. Quantum tells Hoshi to get ready. Their hull plating is holding, and the other ship is moving into the yellow fog. Enterprise pursues. Hoshi announces that they aren't close enough. They get close enough. Hoshi announces that she's into their computer. Tell me something -- is it really hacking when you have the access codes right in front of you? I didn't think so. Hoshi pages through stuff, looking for the Xindi database. "I'm losing them!" she calls out, annoyed. "Travis!" Quantum barks. T'Pol announces that they are losing hull plating. Hoshi finds the Xindi database, but needs a few more minutes to complete the download. T'Pol announces hull fractures. Hoshi says she's losing her comm link again. May-Commented-Out says their impulse drives are destabilizing and they need to get out of the yellow fog. Quantum orders them back to the Bad Breath Star. Hoshi only got a third of the database, so Quantum wants to take the ship closer to the portal, hoping to lure the Osaarians back. He tells Reed to fire at the portal. May-Commented-Out reports no sign of the Osaarians. Reed fires again and explodes the portal. "That got their attention -- they're coming through," May-Commented-Out says. Quantum sits down. The Osaarian ship fires at Enterprise. Quantum wants them to stay within a kilometer and return fire. "I've got eighty percent, eighty-five..." Hoshi announces. More explosions on the Bridge. T'Pol reports that hull plating is offline and the Osaarians are targeting their reactor. They can't target the Osaarians' engines without damaging their main computer. "I've got ninety percent!" Hoshi updates. "Good enough," Quantum shouts. "Mr. Reed!" Reed fires at one of the Osaarians' engines and causes them to bump, skid, and spark along the surface of the Bad Breath Star. Cool. "Their engines are down," Reed reports. Quantum wants their weapons still locked on them, and he nods an acknowledgement to Hoshi, who nods back. Ten bucks says the ten percent they didn't get is actually the juiciest bit of the download.