Enterprise warps to the rescue of the Un-Fortunate. T'Pol reports weapons fire in the distance, and Reed can't figure out who's doing the firing. "Lay in a course," Quantum orders Mayberry. Weren't they already on their way?
Fortunate and Nausicaan ships. Shawn reports that the Nausicaans have boarded their ship, and Ryan asks how many there are. "Three," Shawn reports, and looks to Ryan for guidance. Ryan tells him to pass out weapons. "We know what they're after," Shawn says, by way of a protest, "Why not just let them have him?" Ryan stands stubborn and says they can fight the Nausicaans off as they have before. Shawn reminds him that that was one ship rather than three. "Weapons," Ryan repeats, not brooking any more arguments. Four armed Fortunate crewmen get into position in the corridors. There's some phaser fire, showing that Ryan is an exceptionally bad shot, and one Fortunate man goes down. Shawn helps the wounded and tells Ryan to "fall back." Ryan actually agrees and closes off passage doors. The Nausicaans follow in mod knee-length black leather coats and blast through the doors. Well-spoken and trendy.