San Francisco. Ambassador Soval blathers about Enterprise being three days late to meet the Vulcan ship that was to carry T'Pol and Phlox off. Admiral Forrest defends his can-do-no-wrong crew by reminding him and us that Quantum had information proving he didn't decimate that civilization of Pirogies. Soval continues to be annoyed until Random Jock in Uniform gets in his face about the D'kyr having long-range sensors to detect Enterprise. Soval ignores him and expositions that Quantum's klutziness caused the deaths of three thousand colonists. Wasn't it quite a bit over three thousand last season? Soval goes on that Quantum's mission is way over; they should have been on their way home, according to the orders from Starfleet. The Admiral takes Random Jock in Uniform's place in Soval's face and tells him he didn't answer "the Commander's" question about the D'kyr being able to detect Enterprise. Soval admits the Vulcan ship reported that Enterprise was joined by a bunch of other vessels, but now they are all out of sensor range. Commander Jock pipes up, wanting to know "what kind of vessels." Soval says the Vulcan ship was too far away to tell. "Enterprise has ignored our hails and defied Starfleet's orders, I have no choice but to send the D'kyr in pursuit," Soval announces. Admiral shouts that Quantum doesn't report to him. "No, he doesn't," Soval agrees, "but Sub-Commander T'Pol does, and since she would never comply with his present actions I have to conclude that she's being held against her will." Commander Jock does some really bad acting here as he spits out that Quantum doesn't usually kidnap Vulcans. Forrest steps in and tells Soval to send his ship, but he's certain Quantum will have a very good explanation because he knows what he's doing. Isn't about time you took out those rose-colored contacts, buddy?
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 257 USERS: C+
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