T'Pol and Trip are ushered into a room that looks like big tanning booth. "Your computer core?" T'Pol asks, circling around the large console in the middle of the room. "It controls all the ship's vital functions. Environmental systems, main power -- you might say it keeps us alive," C.C. Capwell says. Yeah, you might say that about any ship's computer core; it's not novel. T'Pol looks at him sharply and says, "These are optronic relays." C.C. Capwell agrees, and tells her the system is starting to break down and could crash at any time. "I've worked on something like this -- on the Xyrillian ship," Trip says. "Then you can fix it?" C.C. Capwell asks. Trip says he can try, but he'll need some diagnostic equipment from the ship, and extends the offer to the Onesies -- Bug-Eyed in particular -- to come along and take a tour of Enterprise. Bug-Eyed bugs with delight, but C.C. Capwell answers for all of them that they'd rather not. "Oh, you've been marooned for three years, a change of scenery for an hour or two couldn't hurt," Trip presses. Why don't he and Quantum EVER take a gentle hint? They have to be beaten over the head before they stop being so pushy! "Another time," C.C. Capwell says. Trip finally lets the matter drop and says he'll be right back. T'Pol has barely left the room when Bug-Eyed appeals to Odo, asking why she can't go. "You know why," Odo tells her. Bug-Eyed wants to know what's wrong with seeing their ship and meeting their crew. "I think you've met enough of their crew already," Odo says. Bug-Eyed insists that "they're good people" who just want to help them. "I promise not to say anything," she pleads.
Enterprise Situation Room. Reed, Quantum, and Mayweather discuss the situation. Reed deduces that the engines only sustained impact damage, not damage incurred by weapons fire, and he's also not buying that they've simply been hiding for three years. "Just because they're a little skittish doesn't mean they're up to something," Quantum says. "And there's also their airponics bay," Reed starts to say. Quantum wants to know what about it, and Mayweather tells Quantum that it's not big enough to feed everyone on the ship. "How are they surviving down there? It doesn't make any sense," Reed says. They're insects. Quantum asks if they still have the downed ship's data module. Mayweather tells him it's in the sh'pod, and Quantum tells him to get Hoshi on downloading duty. Mayweather "aye sirs" him and leaves his captain to furrow away.