Back in their traditional togs, Quantum tells Trip that T'Pol says the Tellarites aren't the most agreeable species: "Apparently, they enjoy a good argument. It's considered sport on their planet." It's considered sport on my forums -- maybe some of my posters are Tellarites. Although, as I pick the skin, bones, and other sundry fleshy bits off this rotting corpse of an episode, I realize that after this sole mention of how lawyerly the Tellarites are, nowhere else is it demonstrated. The bounty hunter never comes off as argumentative, and neither does his brother. I mean, they argue with one another, but certainly not enough for it to be considered a marked trait of their species. I think it would have been funny if they had explored that particular facet a little more. Trip sniffs, "I've got an old girlfriend this guy might like to meet." Just the one? Trip releases the airlock, and the Tellarite fires at him. For some reason that made me jump during my second viewing. Quantum fights with Skalaar and loses.
You know, there's a limit to what one human being can take, and listening to that sculch twice in one night is waaaaay over mine.
The Tellarite ship takes off after Hoshi picks up on weapons fire and Reed can't get in touch with Quantum. As an afterthought, Skalaar fires at one of Enterprise's nacelles and disables it, preventing them from chasing him. Reed orders the science teams back to the ship. You know, I never knew the term "bounty hunter" until I saw The Empire Strikes Back, so in my head "bounty hunter" and "Boba Fett" are one and the same. However, Skalaar proves himself to be less than bloodthirsty, so I don't think he's a very good bounty hunter. Yeah, he's not so much a Boba Fett as he is a Boba Nyet.