Bridge. T'Pol joins Trip at kneeling next to Quantum's chair. Trip wants to know how her honeymoon went. "Honeymoon?" T'Pol repeats questioningly. Trip explains that she didn't return from Vulcan for two weeks after the wedding, so he thought...what he thought is interrupted by Quantum's entrance. The captain examines his upgraded chair, which is looking more and more like Kirk's with the controls on the armrests. Quantum sits and says he likes it. Trip says, "I don't have time to go over all the details -- just be sure not to hit that button." Okay, why even put a button like that on a chair if he's NOT SUPPOSED TO HIT IT? Ooh, maybe it's an "eject" button. I'd like that. Quantum stands up and announces, "Here we are again." Oookay. His crew all looks at him and wonders if he's finally lost it. "Wouldn't have it any other way," Quantum says, and sits back down again. They leave the Big Giant Hairclip in a montage of recycled -- but still good -- footage.
Quantum's Ready Room. T'Pol enters, and Quantum gives her some intelligence about the mission. T'Pol says that the Vulcans are trying to work out a diplomatic solution and there might be a chance it will succeed. "Small chance," Quantum says, picks up a small wooden box from his desk, and presents it to her. "It's your first official day of duty, Commander T'Pol." I hope there's a non-velour Starfleet uniform in there, because there are no excuses for the Vulcan's pettable catsuits anymore. "It's from the early twentieth century," Quantum explains as T'Pol pulls out the same brass compass my mom gave to my dad to put on the Ondine. "Should keep you pointed in the right direction." Which means T'Pol should calibrate it away from you, yes? Wait a freakin' minute -- where EXACTLY on a FREAKIN' SPACESHIP will a FREAKIN' COMPASS POINT?! Toward the warp core? Which is toward...Trip? Is this Quantum's subtle way of giving his approval of their relationship? Would this show EVER be THAT deep? Quantum says he's glad she's with them, and T'Pol CRACK WHORES with her extreme disappointment before she thanks him for the completely useless present.
Quantum logs that they're in The Borderland with absolutely no sign of Klingons, Khannabees, or an interesting plot.