Decon. Trip primes a Nighttime Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffy Head Fever So You Can Rest Hypo. Orga-Mayweather knocks on the window and says he just wanted to say hi. He wants to know what's in the hypo and how their illness compares to other times they've been sick. Hoshi and Trip give each other "what the fuck is up with Chatterbox?" looks. Trip asks, "Aren't you supposed to be on duty?" Orga-Mayweather's still full of questions. Trip tells him they need to get some sleep, thanks him for stopping by, and firmly pulls the window shade across. Orga-Mayweather is all, "But...aw!" It's kind of a funny scene. Don't get excited, I said "kind of." I still haven't forgiven the show for last week. Right here Trip should've been thinking to himself, "Travis never has that many lines -- that's NOT THE REAL TRAVIS MAYWEATHER!"
Sickbay. Orga-Reed fakes a headache, and then asks Phlox about Trip and Hoshi's blood tests and how Phlox intends to approach his research. Phlox shoos Orga-Reed out without telling him anything.
Decon. Trip sort of likens their situation to The Andromeda Strain, but Hoshi shows such a lack of interest that he abandons doing anything other than dropping the name. He looks around at Decon and says it reminds him of his dorm at Starfleet Training. "Got into a lot of trouble at ol' STC," Trip says, looking down at his cot. I don't want to know. Hoshi one-ups him: "I got kicked out." Trip boggles at her. Hoshi gets up to get another blanket. Or something. It's not clear because she walks away, only to fidget a bit, then come back with the same blanket that she's trying hard to make sure is continually off one shoulder. "Well, you can't stop there!" Trip drawls in confusion. Hoshi says that in her second month, she had a difference of opinion with the company commander. Trip gazes at her as she fidgets some more. "I broke his arm!" Hoshi finally admits. "Can I ask why?" Trip asks. "Poker," Hoshi says. "You broke his arm playing cards?" Trip says dazedly. Hoshi explains that he tried to shut down a game she was running for recruits and training staff. "Hold on," Trip says, lying down, "you ran a floating poker game at STC?" Hold on, I need to lie down as well. Wasn't there some episode where Hoshi talked about what a perfect student she was? Didn't she say she never got sent to the principal's office? Okay, granted, maybe she was being rebellious at STC (whatever the hell that's supposed to be) but it's a major stretch that not even the most accomplished yogaist could accomplish without pulling major character tendons. Hoshi defends herself that the regulations made gambling dishonorable only if it was going on during duty hours, so she made sure the game was on weekends. "One night, my CC showed up and tried to sweep all the chips of the table and I -- well, I have a black belt in aikido," Hoshi says. "I think he was just upset that I hadn't invited him to play." So, what are they going to try next? Have her smoking a cigar? Not gonna happen, people. Not gonna happen.