Enterprise increases speed, but the Flea Ship continues to pursue. Enterprise starts to shake, and stuff explodes. The Flea Ship matches their speed. Quantum orders Mayweather to "see what those new injectors can do," so Mayweather gets their speed up to warp five-point-oh-six before the Flea Ship falls behind and Enterprise is stabilized. Quantum lowers himself into his chair and tells Mayweather to maintain his speed. I hope Montgomery's next job is as a cylon. I think he'd be really good on that show. I'd say they should send Linda Park over there as well, but they've already got their token Asian cylon.
Shran and his girlfriend discuss the situation. Shran doesn't want to leave things up to Quantum, and thinks they should take the Tellarite matter into their own hands. He asks Talus to seduce the guards outside their quarters. Dude, has he got a head full of ideas that are driving him insane, or what?
Flea ship. Trip and Reed can't locate an atmosphere recycler, so they decide to find the Bridge. Because, for some reason I don't pretend to understand, they assume that if the entire ship doesn't have appropriate atmosphere and is depressurized, surely the Bridge must be a Mecca for atmosphere and pressurization.
Luke the ROMULAN thinks the humans have seen too much, and he doesn't want to let them get away. The other ROMULAN announces, "This vessel is a prototype -- I told you it wasn't ready for combat." "FIND THEM!" Luke the ROMULAN bellows. How convenient for this vessel to be a prototype. That would explain why these particular ROMULANS seem so much more advanced than the ones who can't even cobble together a respectable cloaking device. I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Luke the ROMULAN'S name is "Valdore," and all night it's been making me want to sing the Steve Winwood song "Valerie." You know, "MU-U-SIC, hi-i-gh and SWEET, then she just blew away / Now she can't be that WARM! With the wiiind in her ARMS -- Val-dor-EE, CALL on me! Call on MEEEE -- VAL-dor-EEEE!" ["Oh, dear." -- Sars]
As Quantum does some more needy WOTWW gazing, T'Pol comes in with her analysis of the data Trip sent back to them from the Flea Ship and announces that the last time they saw such technology was in the Romulan minefield. Quantum and T'Pol discuss why the Romulans would stir up trouble with humans, Andorians, or Tellarites. "They have been known to act aggressively against species they see as a threat," T'Pol offers. "We've never threatened them. As far as I know, neither have the Andorians or Tellarites," Quantum responds. Right, because if Quantum doesn't know it, then it obviously doesn't exist. I'm sorry, but "as far as [Quantum] know[s]" really doesn't cover that much territory. Quantum postulates, "Maybe they're afraid of something else. The species in this region have a history of not getting along -- this conference could have been the first step in changing that." T'Pol realizes Quantum is suggesting that whoever is responsible for the attacks fears a possible alliance, and Quantum expositions that recent events have postponed the conference, and thus the possible alliance, indefinitely. Quantum, there's a hole in your mind.