Enterprise. Reed and Random Security Detail enter a darkened room that looks suspiciously like the Mess Hall with all the tables removed. "The prisoner, sir, as ordered," Reed tells a shadowy figure. The shadowy figure steps away from his Weight Of The World Window -- currently dressed up as The Direful Dormer Of Imprisoned Intimidation -- and says, "Thank you." Quantum ominously dismisses Reed, who leaves Nervous Alien alone with the shadowy captain. This is a fairly funny scene, because Quantum's got the whole menacing thing down pretty well as he proceeds to question Nervous Alien. He even makes him sit down at a table that has a bright light shining up from it, like this is Law & Order: Space Aliens Unit. Quantum explains that where he's from, criminals are punished for their actions, and that the room they're in is where Nervous Alien's tribunal will take place. "Tribunal!" Slobodan Alienosovich jumps up. "I am not subject to your laws!" Quantum tells him, "That's not for me to decide." Slobodan Alienosovich sits down again.
Quantum explains that Starfleet asked the Vulcan High Command to put someone on their ship who is the judge of such matters, "someone who wouldn't be swayed by human emotion. Someone objective, logical." Quantum goes on that T'Pol has already reviewed the evidence, so Growing More Nervous By The Minute Alien's tribunal will only be a formality. "I thought you should be prepared," Quantum warns his prisoner. "Her punishments can be...severe." "How severe?" Nervous Alien swallows. "If you're late for your shift, you might receive a beating. But for more grievous offenses -- dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer...we started out with eighty-three crewmen on board, we're down to seventy-six," Quantum tells him impressively. I assume that one of the dearly departed is May-Expendable? The alien insists he's done nothing wrong, but Quantum begs to differ, running down his list of offenses, from accessory to kidnapping to damaging a Starfleet Vessel. "What damage?" Nervous Alien bleats. Quantum explains what the alien ship spooge did to their warp drive, and Nervous Alien insists he had nothing to do with that. "As I said, I'm not the one you have to convince," Quantum reminds him.