Onesie's computer core. Trip's shoved into the room and told to get to work. He asks where T'Pol is. "Don't worry about her," Odo tells him. Trip says he needs her help to do the repairs, but Odo tells him to manage on his own. "I'm not doing a thing until I see her," Trip says. Odo does him one better: "Do as I say or you'll never see her." Trip wants to know what's so important about the computer core. "You'd really kill us to keep it running?" he asks. Odo tells him he wouldn't understand. "I don' keer whatcher big secret is. It dunnit matter if yuh've bin here three yars or thirty. But you gotta think about Liana. We can help you take her home," Trip says, his "accent" coming out when provoked. Odo tells him to fix the stuff. "Yew gotta lot to larn about makin' frends," Trip says. Ouch. Oh, how that hurts. Don't say anything else, Trip. I don't think I can take the severity of your language. Odo tells him he's got more than enough friends, and leaves.
In the Onesie's Birnam Wood, Bug-Eyed tells her mother she's sick of hearing that "he's doing this for [her]." Apparently, she doesn't buy it anymore. Bug-Eyed's mom reminds her willful daughter that none of them would be alive if it weren't for her father. "He still should have told them the truth," Bug-Eyed insists. "You know he can't do that," Bug-Eyed's mom says calmly. "He can do whatever he wants, he's not like you," Bug-Eyed says. Her mother tells her she shouldn't have gone to their ship. "You think this is my fault?" Bug-Eyed asks. "I saw the way you looked at their engineer. Are you sure you didn't say anything?" B-E's mother asks. Bug-Eyed promises that she kept her big yap shut. Her mother strokes Bug-Eyed's cheek and says, "They'll be gone soon and everything will be fine again."
Enterprise. Quantum, Reed, and Mayweather plan an ambush. The only thing relatively important that comes out of that discussion is that they can't use their transporter because of the Onesie ship's dampening field. Big whoop.
Onesie computer core. "That's a pretty neat trick," Trip says to his Pod-Dead guard. "Here you are, watching me with a gun in your hand while at the same time your corpse is up on Enterprise. What do you do for an encore?" Pod-Dead is silent as the grave. Bug-Eyed enters and asks Pod-Dead to wait outside. "I'm not supposed to leave him," Pod-Dead says. "It's all right," Bug-Eyed says. Pod-Dead leaves. "They do what I ask them to," Bug-Eyed explains, in case the bleeding obvious wasn't. "Then why don't you ask them to let me go?" Trip grumps. Bug-Eyed tells him she wishes she could do that little thing for him. "Maybe you can tell me how I'm being guarded by a dead man," Trip says. "Do you think it's possible to tell a lie so many times that you begin to believe it's the truth?" Bug-Eyed asks him. Trip refuses to look at her. "You can," Bug-Eyed says, answering her own question. She says she never really understood that until Trip came. That gets his attention, and he looks up at her. "Remember when you said you thought we were ghosts? In a way, you were right," Bug-Eyed tells him.