He drags Pop through the corridor, greeting random ensigns along the way. "Are you taking me to your torture chamber?" Pop taunts. "Shaddup," Quantum says, and forces him through an air-lock chamber. He closes the door and peers at him through the window. "The Xindi," he repeats. Pop still doesn't believe Quantum has anything behind his bluff. "This air-lock has a decompression rate of point-five atmospheres per minute," Quantum informs him. Pop looks around and folds his arms like a defiant child. Quantum goes to the panel and presses a button. There some air noise. Quantum tells him to talk fast because he won't be able to breathe a word in forty seconds. Pop makes strangled noises. Reed and security men run in: "Captain?" Without looking at him, Quantum tells Reed everything's under control. "The airlock's decompressing, sir," Reed points out. Pop presses his hands against the glass and chokes some more. "He'll die!" Reed apes the promos. "Not for another twenty seconds," Quantum spits out, just like he did in the promos. Reed watches the levels drop. "Sir," he urges. "Your memory getting any better?" Quantum asks. Pop nods with difficulty. "Say again?" Quantum demands. Pop raises his face to the glass and nods explicitly before falling on the ground. Quantum watches him as Reed says, "Captain!" Quantum opens the door and lets Pop come gasping in. I assume he won't get the bends because of his alien makeup? Pop rolls his eyes back at Quantum, who orders him back to the brig. Reed and the security guy take him back. It strikes me that Reed probably showed up at the scene because the security guard outside the brig called him up and said, "Uh, the captain just left with Pop and he had a wild look in his eye. Maybe you should get down here." Quantum tries to keep up the menacing look, but it makes me giggle again, so it's just lost on me. He's such a dork.
Situation Room. T'Pol asks, "Was he cooperative?" "Eventually," Quantum tells her. Now, does he mean that even when he brought Pop back to the brig, he still needed coaxing? Or is he saying "eventually" because he's glossing over the fact that he tried to strangle Pop remotely? I'm just wondering if T'Pol knows that Quantum went all airlock on Pop's ass when she asks that question. Quantum says that Pop's ship pirated the Xindi database when they attacked, and asks how close they'd have to get to tap into their main computer. I assume the "their" he's referring to is the Osaarians. Hoshi thinks they have to get within a kilometer, "but we need to have the access codes." "He gave them to me, here," Quantum says, handing her an e-pad. T'Pol wonders if it's "wise to engage them" since they are heavily armed. "I want that database -- go to tactical alert," Quantum orders. Reed gives him a look like, "Why haven't you referred to it as 'Reed Alert' yet?" before complying. May-Commented-Out says that they might have a hard time finding the ion trail again. Quantum says they're going to wait for the Osaarians to come to them.