The Captain, tricked out in tight, snazzy, electric blue underoos (his hero's The Tick), groggily comes to in sick bay. He casts an eye over his leg wound and sees a huge black and slimy mound. Before he can freak out too much, Dr. Phlox comes out and pulls the star-shaped sucker thing off with an appetizing SLUURRP! Cpt. Quantum winces as Dr. Phlox chimes, "Very nice, very nice! Your myofibers are fusing beautifully." Cpt. Quantum starts to ask how long he's been out. "Less than six hours -- I thought it best to keep you sedated while the osmotic eel cauterized your wound," Dr. Phlox tells him. "Thanks," Cpt. Quantum says as Phlox drops the osmotic eel back into its bowl. T'Pol and Trip (fully clothed, thankfully) walk into sick bay, and Trip asks Quantum how he's feeling. Cpt. Quantum tells him it depends on what's been going on since he had an eel French kissing his thigh for six hours. T'Pol steps in and says, "As your highest ranking officer, I assumed command while you were incapacitated." Cpt. Quantum looks annoyed and asks Trip, "Are we underway?" Trip nods. "You didn't waste much time, did you?" Cpt. Quantum asks T'Pol, as Trip asks the doctor if the Captain is fit for duty. "Yes, as long as he returns for more eel therapy tomorrow," Phlox says. Cpt. Quantum limps off the table and asks how far they are from Earth. "Earth, sir?" Trip says, confused. "We're currently tracking the Suliban vessel that left Rigel shortly after you were injured," T'Pol tells him. Are they trying to pretend the ship that flew over them when they all were trying to get into their own pod, whose jet-wash blew T'Pol across the landing pad, was the same Suliban vessel? Because that left Rigel before Cpt. Quantum was phasered. Cpt. Quantum looks with surprise at Trip, who nods his verification. "You got their plasma decay rate?" Cpt. Quantum asks. "With Mr. Tucker's assistance, I modified your sensors. [Do I know how to call them or what? Modifications, every time.] We now have the resolution to detect their warp trail," T'Pol tells him. Cpt. Quantum asks her what happened to "this is a foolish mission." "This is a foolish mission," T'Pol says. "The Suliban are clearly a hostile race with technology far superior to yours, but as Acting Captain I was obligated to anticipate your wishes." Cpt. Quantum tells her that she could've done "whatever the hell [she] wanted to do." T'Pol ignores this statement and tells him she needs to return to the bridge. Cpt. Quantum dismisses her and turns to Trip, who tells him that modifying the sensors was all T'Pol's idea. Cpt. Quantum just doesn't know what to make of this insulting and supercilious, but surprisingly loyal and buxom, Vulcan.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 286 USERS: C+
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