T'Pol VOs, "After rescuing the twelve miners --" Okay, just stop right there! When he's rummaging around for particle weapons on the abandoned Vulcan ship, Mestral clearly states that there were "at least twenty miners trapped" (believe me, I rewound and checked), and now T'Pol is saying twelve? Not only is she saying twelve, she's saying "the twelve." The use of the definite article gives the indication that those miners Mestral rescued were "the only twelve" and not just "the surviving twelve." You know, I don't ask for much from these people anymore. I really don't. They want to bring in Romulans and Ferengi centuries before humans were scheduled to meet-and-greet? Fine. They feel the need to negate the history telling us the first contact between humans and Klingons was "disastrous" and led to many years of war by making that first contact only minorly problematic? Sure. They've got yet another series with yet another female whose act of fastening on her bra in the morning can single-handedly knock the gravity plating offline? Dandy. But could they PLEASE just hire someone to PROOFREAD THE FREAKING SCRIPTS so that when they say in one part of the episode that they've got twenty miners trapped in a mine, they also say they rescued twenty miners when the twenty miners are indeed rescued later in the episode?! If they really, really want to say "twelve" later, just give us an explanation why EIGHT OF THE MINERS DECIDED THEY'D RATHER LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES AS CANCER-RIDDEN MOLES! Otherwise? These writers and editors are getting paid a Jesus-load to be sloppy, and I just can't abide that -- I really can't. Man!
I'm just so frazzled now that I can't deal with this idiocy much longer. Anyway, T'Pol tells Quantum and Trip that Mestral became a hero to the people of Cripple Creek. "Didn't they wonder how he got them out?" Quantum asks. "I'm sure they did," T'Pol answers. "But no one ever discovered the truth."
Back in the living room at Chez Trois Vulcans, where T'Nana is reading a book and Mestral is watching television, T'Pol VOs that three months went by and the Vulcans became resigned to the fact that they were not going to be rescued. There's a metallic beeping in the living room. The Trois Vs look at each other, surprised. T'Nana hurries to the sideboard and pulls out her communicator. A Vulcan captain tells her their distress signal was received by a Tellarite freighter (drink for gratuitous mentioning of a TOS species as a lame attempt at series-to-series continuity), who took their sweet time getting the message to the Vulcan High Command. The rescue ship informs them they are entering the system and will pick them up at the crash site in three days. T'Nana and T'Moe look relieved, but Mestral looks bitter at the prospect of saying goodbye to a town so full of hero-worship for him.