Bad Breath Star II. Trip fiddles and screws up enough that the sh'pod fires thrusters and lifts up, up, and away. Trip explains what he did wrong and ends the technobabbling with, "Sonofabitch!" Quantum wonders if they can launch without a port thruster, and Trip thinks they can try. They take out their phasers and aim at the drifting sh'pod. Quantum fires and misses. "Careful, sir, that was awfully close to the O2 recycler," Trip says. Quantum gives him a look. They both fire some more and miss some more. "I need to spend more time in the Armory," Trip says. I'm sure Reed would agree. On many levels. Quantum makes another face as if Trip's chattering is getting on his nerves. They fire some more, and finally the sh'pod starts to descend. It hits the Bad Breath Star II and bounces toward them. For some completely insanely incomprehensible reason that I can only attribute to their collective stupidity, they don't move out of the way. The sh'pod flips and bounces several times and skids toward them. They still don't move, although Quantum makes a slight movement like he just realized they should. The sh'pod screeches on the metal right up to them. I think they should get their EV suits checked, because it's clear that oxygen is no longer REACHING THEIR BRAINS! God. Even Quantini knows to jump out of the way when Hunca Munca skids across the hardwood toward him. "That whole thing with the firing at the thrusters and it falling like that? Yeah, that move can be found in the big book of science under 'physical impossibility'!" the Evil Dr. Mathra rants, fielding emails the night before the first midterm from students trying to get out of taking the midterm by saying they have to go to frat meetings or pick up their brothers at the airport. I never would have tried that shit when I was in college.
Bridge. T'Pol paces until Quantum comms to say they got their scans, and the Bad Breath Star II was right where she said it would be. T'Pol must still be experiencing some residual effects from her Trellium-D anaphylactic shock if she's exhibiting nervous anxiety by pacing. Although it would have been so simple for them to bring Phlox onto the Bridge and have him hanging around in the background, reminding T'Pol to take deep breaths and therefore confirming that Continuity did indeed pee in his pants.