Enterprise. Quantum asks T'Pol why the Vulcans kept all this on the Q't. T'Pol says, "The incident is well-documented at the Science Directorate and the Space Council." "On Vulcan?" Trip asks. No, up your butt and two doors down. "Of course," T'Pol answers. Trip's kompletely kerflummoxed because he can't do his Vulcan generational math. Quantum pours another glass of Boone's Farm Exposition Hill and reminds him that Vulcans are long-lived. Trip asks, "Just how old are you?" It's the second season and they're already repeating lines, word for pathetic word. It wasn't that good the first time, so why keep reminding us? And is it really necessary to always make Trip the addle-pated crewmember with the IQ of a dead flashlight battery? Quantum says, "Trip, that's classified information," but furrows The Furrow Of Good-Natured Captainly Reproach. Quantum attempts to get T'Pol drunk by pouring her more wine -- which for some reason makes it into my glass instead -- and entreats her to go on.
T'Pol tells them that the three surviving Vulcan ETs had no way of knowing if their distress signal had made it through the waiting period, and they had eaten up all their rations, so they were none too chipper. T'Nana uses her scanner to tell them that there are two lifeforms approaching. Suspense. Suspense. Oh, it's only Bambi's mother and aunt. One of the Vulcans suggests eating the deer, but the other two Vulcans are completely horrified by such barbarism. The Vulcan who saw v'nison on the menu and liked it mentions that there's a "settlement" nearby. T'Nana boycotts this, saying, "If we're exposed, we could contaminate their culture." "And if they find our bodies after we starve -- will that contaminate their culture?" C'Rnivore asks. The third Vulcan, who doesn't really amount to much in this episode, says that it is better for the humans to find a mystery than three living aliens. Man, do they take their Prime Directive seriously or what? Kind of like New Hampshire: "Contaminate Not or Die." T'Nana tells C'Rnivore that it's too dangerous, but C'Rnivore is willing to risk it, and walks off. "Remain here," T'Nana tells T'Extra, and runs after C'Rnivore, calling "Mestral!"