Quantum dons The Furrowed Brow Of Posing Questions That Feed His Sense Of Self-Importance -- glad to see he brought his overnight bag of Furrowed Brows with him to the future -- and says, "I don't get it. What could I have done that could have been so important?" Thankfully, Daniels tells him it wasn't him alone that did the Important Deed, "it was events you helped set in motion." "This timeline, the one you say no longer exists, what can you tell me about it if my mission had continued?" Daniels stops his hunting and gathering and looks deep into Quantum's Furrowed Brows. "It would have led to others," he says meaningfully. "And?" Quantum prompts him. Daniels turns away and continues studying the Dewey Decimal system. "Okay, what about this Federation? Was Earth part of it? Was I part of it?" Are the chicks hot? Do we get to wear furry hats? Daniels seems to be thinking out loud when he muses that Silik wanted Quantum, not the data disks, and that the people Silik reports to are more interested in getting their hands on Quantum and not just ruining Enterprise's mission. "They obviously knew of what role you were to going play in the months or years to come," Daniels says, getting all excited. Why is he acting like this is just coming to him now? "By taking you away from the twenty-second century, I caused exactly what I was trying to prevent," Daniels finishes. "You've lost me," Quantum tells him. Not like that's hard to do or anything. "The only chance I have of restoring my century is getting you back to yours," Daniels explains. "Sounds like we've got a 'chicken or the egg' problem," Quantum says stupidly. "You said your time portals are gone, all your technology -- there isn't even electricity here. You going to find a bicycle and turn it into a time machine?" Stop slutting around with the H.G. Wells-isms; they're gratuitous and easy.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 257 USERS: C+
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