Quantum logs that he returned the Three Green Sisters to Shrek. Do you think he got his sperm back? You know, because of returning the goods and the fact that they had sex? Shut up. It sounded good in my head.
Sickbay. Phlox hyposprays Quantum, who nearly bites it when he tries to get off the table. Phlox tells him the dizziness will abate in a few hours. But what about the furrows? Will those abate, like, ever? "At least the pheromones are wearing off," Reed adds. "I haven't thought about the Orions for what? A whole ten minutes." Trip says the entire crew is bumping into walls as though the water's been spiked. Just as long as its not the Kool-Aid. Phlox says the withdrawal systems will be around for a few days. "Well done," Quantum stiffs out, looking at the floor. "Thank you, Captain," T'Pol says proudly, her chin tilted up, her arms crossed. "You'll be glad to know my log won't mention your firing on a fellow officer," Quantum tells Trip. And I suppose the log also won't mention that you were dumb enough to screw an Orion slave? Because it's better for you to keep such embarrassing facts out of it? If I were Trip, I'd insist that the whole firing on the horny captain thing get added to the log. In bold type. It can only help his future career. Sadly, Trip says he appreciates that, and T'Pol adds that a court martial would hardly be a fitting end to this "incident." "But at least we've learned something about the Orions," T'Pol says. "Yeah," Reed sniggers, "the women are in charge." They were sure as hell in charge of your ass, Stinky, so stop being so snide about it. "It proves that even some of the most disagreeable species have some positive attributes," T'Pol says. The men all look puzzled. Probably because they can't figure out why having women in charge is a positive attribute. Because his mother never told him it was rude, Reed points a finger at T'Pol. "Was that my imagination?" Quantum asks. "I don't think so," Reed says. If you watch only T'Pol and Trip in this scene, you see Trip give T'Pol a tiny conspiratorial smile and shake his head slightly. It was cute. "It almost sounded like you were making a joke," Quantum furrows. "At least trying to make one," Trip adds. Reed snorts. "I assure you, if I ever decide to make a joke, you'll know about it," T'Pol informs them, quite possibly quoting Spock. Trip stands up straighter and says, "There it is again!" "T'Pol," Quantum says, shaking his head, "if I didn't know better, I'd say you were picking up some of Trip's bad habits." Making jokes is a bad habit? This whole scene may have been cute (even if they were so obviously and desperately trying for the Cracker Barrel), but I think Quantum's observation is a little too forced when we already know that's the reason for T'Pol's behavior. I think we're to believe that Quantum doesn't necessarily know about the Psysick Bond yet, but that's what makes it so clumsy. Trip guffaws. T'Pol looks indignant.