I really think the overlay of "Do you feel me?" during the pre-previouslies is bizarre, considering none of the Greenettes actually said it.
As the ship heads toward an area that Quantum says they will be surveying for potential starbases, T'Pol analyzes one of the planets: "It's an M-Class world with a flourishing ecosystem; no intelligent life." Quantum is intrigued. "They did report one distinctive feature that bears mentioning -- a species of flying reptile, some reportedly over two hundred meters long." Quantum gives Hoshi a look all, "You know, my lizard's that long." T'Pol adds, "They're also said to breathe fire." Quantum: "Never mind." What? Considering how this episode ends up, I thought I'd start us off with a few male genitalia jokes in order to segue right into the extreme chauvinism. T'Pol admits there's been lingering doubts over the accuracy of the report. An approaching ship hails them. It's a beefy Orion who I am going to again call "Shrek." He tells them to deactivate their weapons ASAP or he will toast them.
Quantum and Shrek do a penis dance before they jointly agree to turn off their weapons. Shrek invites Quantum over to his ship to discuss business that he claims will heal the rift between Starfleet and the Orion Syndicate.
Walking down the corridor with two Uh-Ohs, Reed reminds Quantum and the ADD viewers that the last time they dealt with Orions, the Orions tried to enslave a few of the crew. Quantum pooh-poohs Reed's plea for Shrek to come over to their ship and steps on the transporter pad, intoning, "Anything to have one less hostile species out there," with a very sanctimonious look on his face. Shut up, Quantum's face.
Engineering. Trip gives some underling orders. Some snotty underling, who won't look him in the eye when he speaks to him, stalks off to pout under the warp core. "Kelby!" Trip calls after him. Oh, this is the new engineer. The one whose toes are now sore from all the stepping Trip does the longer he stays away from Columbia. Trip promises Kelby that as soon as the repairs are done, he's going back to Columbia. Kelby snippily opines that after four years with Trip on the ship, Quantum's still not ready to let him go. He stamps off. T'Pol comes over to ask if there's anything she can do to help. Trip gives her some technobabble to do. As he walks off, T'Pol calls after him and wants to know if he's been experiencing any "unusual daydreams." "Daydreams?" Trip repeats quizzically. "Accompanied by intense auditory and visual sensations that would involve me," T'Pol clarifies. Trip, the munch, grins, "You're wondering if I've been having daydreams about you?" Trip pretends to think about it and says, "No, nothing comes to mind." T'Pol tells him to skip it and walks away. Trip wants to know if she's been having daydreams about him. T'Pol says it's not important. "Are you going to tell me what this is about?" Trip smirks. "No," T'Pol says. Not until the end of the episode when Contrivance comes home from work.