Ready Room. Mozzarella Trip begs to pilot a sh'pod, since it's his plan and he has ProtoTryp's memories of how to pilot. Quantum tells him it's out of the question, as he needs him on the Bridge: "Mayweather and Reed will pilot the shuttlepods." Mozzarella Trip knows who Reed is, but has no idea who this "Mayweather" bloke is. Mozzarella Trip supposes he's not being allowed only because they need part of his brain. "Why doesn't that scoop of brain they need also expire in fifteen days?" I ask. "He's like a really unstable gallon of milk," Ace responds, not really answering my question. Quantum tells him that if they don't get out of there they'll all be dead.
Bridge. Techobabble ensues. The phase cannons fire. Plaque flies off, but not enough to open the doors. They fire again. It works.
Keckler: "It's like Magic Shell -- remember that stuff?"
Sis of Ace: "Yeah, vomit Magic Shell."
The sh'pods launch and tow. More and more technobabble. The sh'pods have pretty blue taillights. It gets very intense as the sh'pods' oil lights go on (tm Sep). There's a sad moment when Mozzarella Trip gives direction, and Reed rolls his eyes and asks for Quantum's confirmation before following it. Mozzarella Trip looks so hurt. Just when they are about to give up on the whole shebang, it works. "We're moving," T'Pol announces. To my disappointment, she doesn't say it like Eddie Murphy in Trading Places, which is how I ALWAYS say it. Quantum orders the sh'pods back and looks at Mozzarella Trip. "Well done."
Enterprise brushes its teeth.
Sickbay. Quantum asks Phlox why he wanted to see him. Phlox tells him he has just discovered that Mozzarella Trip won't survive the transplant. Quantum gets really annoyed. "You told me that you could remove the tissue without harming him," he grits out. Phlox tells him that was Lyssarian, this is human. Phlox apologizes. Quantum stalks out. Phlox makes a motion that looks like he's gagging, but I think he's holding back sobs. Aw, poor Phlox! Mozzarella Trip was really his child, and Quantum should be nicer to him. The big jerk.