Enterprise has a few potential hits graze them. "How many warning shots do Vulcans usually fire?" Trip wants to know. "None," Soval says after a hysterical second-long pause as if he were trying to figure out what a warning shot is. Although it's a great line, I have to say that it's not in keeping with Vulcan ideology. Wouldn't firing a warning shot be a logical idea, because it might make the opponent reconsider their actions and therefore be more willing to seek a peaceable solution? The no-warning-shots seems more Klingon than Vulcan. Dub'ya calls them to say he's still pissed at them. Trip asks Soval if he thinks Dub'ya will really take them out. "Dub'ya will do anything to accomplish his goal," Soval confirms. Hoshi reacts. Trip ponders.
Vulcan. Linwood crabs that humans have been their allies for a hundred years, but all Dub'ya's worried about are the Syrrannites seeing their ships. Yeah, he's crazy. Dub'ya orders someone to drive Enterprise from orbit using all necessary force. Linwood sighs.
Vulcan ships fire at Enterprise. Enterprise prepares to return fire.