Quantum talks to Wilbur about how much he hates on the Andorians. He remembers the last time he was in Andorian space, "I was on the command deck of one of our cruisers -- driving those blue demons back into their territory." Wait, they went to Duke? Aw, kill them ALL! Given the humans' past with Andorians, Wilbur wonders why they should trust human impartiality. Quantum says he doesn't have a choice. Wilbur accepts this and moves on to the food, saying it looks like their chef went through a lot of trouble. "I'm told these are authentic, Tellarite dishes," Quantum says. Let's take a look at these "authentic" dishes, shall we? I see parsnips sticking out among wild carrots, halved raw artichokes, halved pomegranates, a whole and some halved kiwanos, and a turban squash. You know, DS9 was so much better about making their food really foreign-looking. They would take real food and dye it a different color and it looked completely bizarre. It was really cool even if a lot of it was sushi. Wilbur snaps that he can get all that food at home and was hoping to sample human cuisine. See -- he wanted to act human! That's SOME Ambassador! As Quantum snaps back that he can have Chef whip up something, Hoshi calls him to the Bridge.
Bridge. Hoshi plays back Shran's garbled distress message, and Mayweather adds that the Andorians have no ships within range to respond. Quantum decides to take a two-hour detour to try and find Shran. "Contact Babel -- let them we're going to be delayed," Quantum grumps. And while you're at it, build me a tower, bitch! Uh, I mean, "Nimrod."
Enterprise flies. Reed does some debris analysis and determines that the Andorian ship's reactor breached. T'Pol adds some more technobabble, and Reed picks up bio-signs on escape pods. Quantum orders the pods brought in and Phlox alerted.