An Enterprise sh'pod zips down, shining a spotlight over the darkened dunes. In the cockpit, Osama Bin Dribblin' tells Reed to "take another pass over the Eastern Basin," but T'Pol says their sensors would have detected them. "No, there's magnetic deposits below that basin, they could be masking their bio-signs," Osama Bin Dribblin' tells her. Reed gripes about increasing their altitude to speed up their search, but Osama Bin Dribblin' tells him they'd be detected that way.
Dune Shack. Quantum gives Trip more water and looks worried. He asks Trip if he knows how to play "Geography." Trip doesn't. Quantum explains the rules. We all know the rules, so I'm not going to explain them, and if some of y'all don't, I'm still not going to explain it. Anyway, Quantum counters Trip's "Draylax" with "Xanadu," and Trip tries to tell him it's not a real place, but then he starts coughing and Quantum makes him drink more water. That's a good way to win the game -- cough to death. Suddenly, there's an explosion and Trip says, deliriously, "All right, whatever you say, Xanadu's fine!" Quantum looks out a peephole and sees something being launched at them. "Get your head down!" he yells at Trip, who doesn't get it, so Quantum jumps at him and pulls his head down as the shack is attacked. Quantum drags Trip out of their shack and into the open air. See, that made no sense to me. Just like when they set off across the desert, why would they risk it out in the open like that? Their bio-signs are going to be detected wherever they go.