They must've all made with the nice-nice with the Onesies, because later that night, one of them -- who kinds of looks like C.C. Capwell from Santa Barbara gone to seed -- tells the Enterprise crew how they happened to crash on the planet. They were attacked while on their way back from their colony on Kotara Barath. Quantum asks who attacked them. "They didn't introduce themselves, they just opened fire," the C.C. Capwell Onesie tells Quantum. Odo says, "We're a supply ship. We don't carry large weapons. We tried to defend ourselves." A female Onesie speaks up, saying, "The captain was able to make a crash landing. It's a miracle we all survived." Mayweather asks if they sent out a distress signal, but C.C. Capwell tells him that they didn't want to be detected by their attackers. "So you set up this dampening field to hide," Trip states. The other Onesies nod. T'Pol asks how long they've been there, and Odo says, "Nearly three years." Quantum comments that they've "made quite a home for [themselves]" in three years. C.C. Capwell says they didn't have much choice. "Well, you do now," Quantum tells him. "Our ship is big enough for all of you. We can take you home." C.C. Capwell says, "You're very generous, Captain, but our world's over a year away."
Mayweather steps forward passionately and says they can't just leave them there. "As you say, we've made a home for ourselves," C.C. Capwell reminds him. Quantum -- and I can't believe I didn't broker a deal with Bunting to get paid a buck every time I type this -- FURROWS HIS BROW and asks his Chief Engineer how the Onesies' engines are. Trip reports, "Their dilithium matrix is stable. They've got plenty of anti-matter reserves. I think we can git this ship flyin'." Odo stands up and says they've already tried. "We have resources you may not have," Quantum pesters. "It's worth a shot." Odo nods and thanks him. Now, it would be at this point that Troi would say, "I sense they are hiding something, sir." Although I did notice that she went from being extremely intuitive with every creature they came across -- almost to the point of knowing what they had for breakfast -- to just being able to "sense that something isn't right."