High Command. Dub'ya is sarcastically happy to see T'Pol, and reminds her that treason is still punishable by execution on Vulcan. Col'n Pow'll announces that seven alien ships have taken up position directly in the path of their fleet. Dub'ya looks worried.
Enterprise. Reed still doesn't think they're doing the right thing. Before Trip can respond, Hoshi announces that the Vulcan fleet will be arriving in a few hours. Shran McCain comms them to say that the rest of the Andorian fleet won't arrive in time, so they're on their own. Now, I call that a tactical fuck-up on the part of the Andorians. Why didn't Shran and Enterprise wait until they and the Andorian fleet could arrive at Vulcan at the same time? It's not like the Vulcans were about to attack that day.
The Geordi. T'Pau explains to Quantum -- who should have gotten this information from SURAK'S FUCKING KATRA if you want my honest opinion -- that the Dead Surak Scrolls will stop a war, because Dub'ya can't govern without approval from the rest of the Council. Apparently, something within the Dead Surak Scrolls could make the Council reconsider their support. Still don't see how that works, but then again, I don't have a dead Vulcan rattling around in my brain. Quantum and T'Pau stand on some rocks and look down at the Emerald Blood City. Quantum doesn't suppose they can just walk into the High Command. "We can transport in but we'll need access codes," T'Pau offers. Quantum looks at T'Pau and says, "I know someone who might have them." Okay, if it's either SURAK'S FUCKING KATRA or The Chuckling Vulcan, then these Vulcans have even more security breaches than I previously thought and shouldn't be invading anyone. Oh, wait.