Sickbay. Phlox tends to wounded Andorians while Shran hovers annoyingly. Annoying to Phlox, that is; personally, I love Shran, so he can hover away. Quantum tells Shran that they only managed to save nineteen of his eighty-six crewmembers, and asks what happened. "Tellarites," Shran spits out. He says he was escorting the Andorian ambassador to a conference when both ships were attacked by the Tellarite ship. "I have never seen one of their vessels maneuver like this one!" Which means, of course, that it wasn't really a Tellarite vessel. Shran bitches some more about the Tellarites. Quantum tells him they are carrying the Tellarite delegation. Shran freaks and jumps to go fry some bacon. Quantum holds him back and tells him that while he's on his ship, he will abide by his rules. And he will be home and in bed by nine o'clock. Shran fumes.
Both Reed's hull analysis and T'Pol's black box analysis prove that the Tellarites are behind the attack. Quantum orders their course heading changed to Andoria at top speed.
Even in the face of the evidence, Wilbur denies the accusations as absurd and wails about the ship going to Andoria. Quantum spits that if they are innocent they have nothing to worry about.
Captain's table. Shran drinks a blue toast to his destroyed ship. Surprisingly, Quantum joins him. And makes the whisky face after he sips. What a wimp. After waxing nostalgic about his lost ship and crew, Shran admits that he's glad Talas survived because he doesn't know what he'd do without her. Quantum didn't realize there was anything bamp-chicka-bamp-bamp between them. Shran concedes that it's a recent development, and he wouldn't normally have considered a relationship between himself and a member of his crew but she came on to him and was quite aggressive: "I had a choice: charge her with assaulting a superior or mate with her." Shran gives Quantum this hysterical look under his eyebrows as he waggles his antennae. "I hope you made the right decision," Quantum cold-showers, because he's really jealous that the last hint of tail he got was from an obnoxiously prattling captain on the top of an uncomfortably rocky cliff. Shran talks war with the Tellarites and apologizes for bringing Quantum into another one of their conflicts. T'Pol comms Quantum that an Andorian ship approacheth. Shran pauses in his next sip.