In the corridors, T'Pol and Quantum argue about where she's needed. Quantum wants her helping Trip in Engineering, but T'Pol thinks she should be on the Bridge. "I don't need you looking after me," Quantum snarls. Given that you're the one who brought the Orions aboard in the first place, and that you almost just let them out of Decon, I'd say, yeah, you do need her to look after you. Freak. Quantum says she has her orders.
Engineering. Trip puts T'Pol to work and they hypothesize whether Shrek really is coming after them. Trip remembers how naïve he was when they met the Suliban because he thought it was the last time they'd have to fight someone. Yes, yes -- it's been a long road. Getting from there to here. Of course, we have to have a little ironic segue, because just as Trip says "fight someone" a few of the engineers starting beating each other up. Trip breaks it up and yells at them to get back to work or it's the Brig for them. He and T'Pol comment about all the fights breaking out throughout the ship. T'Pol expresses concerns over Quantum's level of affectedness. Trip can't figure out why he's still immune. "That might have something to do with me," T'Pol says. Trip's all, "How's that go again?" "There's a long-held belief that when a Vulcan mates, there's a shared psychic bond," T'Pol explains. Oh, I may THROW UP! Trip rolls his eyes and says, "We didn't mate!" What? Yes, you did -- you had sex, Trip. See, that's mating, you munch. "Uh-huh," T'Pol says, rolling her eyes. Hys. Terical. She is ON tonight! Trip wants to know what she means by "psychic bond." "Feelings, thoughts, even images can be shared," T'Pol says. "Those daydreams," Trip mutters. "What?" T'Pol demands. Trip sighs and admits that he lied about not having daydreams about her. But what does their soul mateyness have to do with him not being affected by the Orions? I'm glad you asked. Well, actually, I'm not, because the answer is ridiculous. Apparently, because Vulcans are immune to the green B.O. and because they are now Soul Mates, Trip SHARES that immunity. Yeah, okay, whatever. Trip says, "I don't know whether to be relieved or reaaaally worried." If you don't know, then you're dumber than I thought. Also, given that Quantum carried SURAK'S FUCKING KATRA, and you really can't get more psychically bonded than that, why isn't he also immune, hmmm? By the way, I'm all for contusion continuity, but Trip's bruise looks more like a hickey.