Galley. Iron Chef Hoshi pulls ingredients off the shelves and tells T'Pol that she's got eighty-three people to feed, not just senior officers. T'Pol just wants some plomeek soup. "I don't have time for special orders, anyway, you'll like this better," Hoshi tells her. Quantum barrels in and demands lunch. Hoshi says it will be ready in a minute, which of course Quantum doesn't have, so Hoshi tells him to make himself a sandwich. As T'Pol tries to get his attention, Quantum furrows around, runs over to a large pot on the stove, and takes the lid off. "That is a very complex recipe, I will not serve it till it's just right! My family's reputation is at stake!" Hoshi panics, trying to hold Quantum away from her blah-blah-blah-fishcakes. T'Pol watches all this with growing concern; then one of Reed's alarms goes off. Reed's voice comes over the comm., telling everyone that they have a tactical alert and all hands must report to their stations. While Quantum's distracted by this, Hoshi claps the lid back on the pot. Quantum stares at her, but Hoshi just looks blankly back. Hee. T'Pol's lips swell with even more concern. Either that or she got into the Kreetassan spice.
Bridge. Quantum runs up to Reed and demands to know what the emergency is. Reed stands with his arms crossed and snits that the crew's response was "unacceptable." "Thirty-eight percent of them failed to report to their stations. Critical systems haven't been secured and I haven't even heard from Engineering!" Reed tattletales. Quantum orders him to shut off the noise. "I don't recall authorizing a tactical drill!" Quantum shouts. "Well, it wouldn't be much of a drill if everybody knew about it, sir," Reed snarks. Better watch it, Malcolm; you might have to go flog yourself if you get insubordinate. Or something less masturbatory. Reed tells Quantum it took him a minute and fifteen seconds to report to his post: "I'd expect more of our commanding officer given that the crew just might follow his example!" T'Pol just observes all of this. I gotta wonder how different this is from the way she sees these humans every day.