Scene of T'Pol walking through the corridors and checking the vital signs of collapsed -- or nerve-pinched -- crewmen. T'Pol darts into the galley and observes Iron Chef Hoshi slumped over a counter. In the background, the stock pot boils over. I don't think she's going to win this week's challenge and have her cuisine reign supreme. T'Pol VOs having a really bad feeling about all of this, but that Phlox's obsession with Loboto-May's headache provided her with the information that the radiation from the trinary -- "TERNARY!" -- system is responsible for the crew's sickness. You know she's really thinking, "Stupid fallible humans!" Something on T'Pol's computer beeps, and she reports that her findings indicate the obsessive-compulsive radiation extends really far in every direction but one. "If I can chart a course between the stars, we could escape the radiation before the crew succumbs. But I won't be able to pilot the ship alone!" T'Pol tells her log firmly. Why doesn't she just go all Silkwood on them and hose everyone down?
Quantum's Quarters. Quantum is slumped over his desk with the drool trickling out -- just like we saw in the opening scenes. T'Pol pulls him up and shouts that he's needed on the Bridge. "I told you not to disturb me," Quantum mutters. T'Pol hoists his arm over her shoulder and drags him away from his desk, telling him his crew is dying and explaining the reasons why. T'Pol pulls Quantum into his bathroom and props him up in his shower. It looks like he has a white comb hanging on the shower wall. He combs his hair in the shower? Maybe it's for his Chia Chest. She turns the water on from the outside (?) of the stall. "Do you understand what I'm telling you?" T'Pol yells through the glass. Quantum gasps at her to turn off the water. "Do you understand?" T'Pol demands, putting her right hand on the glass. Oh, weird flashback to Wrath of Khan and the whole "Ship...out of danger?" scene. *sniff* Excuse me, I need a moment. Quantum seems to indicate he's comprehending what she's saying, "Yes...radiation." He gasps that she should tell Phlox, but she tells him that Phlox is affected as well. I note that she conveniently leaves out the fact that she also pinched him out of commission. T'Pol tells him that she's not affected, so he tells her to turn the ship around. She grabs a towel, turns off the water, and says it's going to take more than bringing the ship about to get them out of danger. In grabbing the towel, she also seems to have grabbed a thermos of coffee that he apparently keeps in his bathroom. "I've charted a course that will have us out of the radiation in less than seventeen minutes," T'Pol says, forcing him to drink the coffee. "Lousy coffee," he gasps. Why? Why, in every television show when someone drinks coffee, do they have to make that same joke? Who invented that joke anyway? Because I really don't understand how it could have been funny. Ever! T'Pol tells Quantum she needs someone to help steer the ship. "Travis?" Quantum asks. "He's been sedated," T'Pol informs him. Can one really tell the difference? Quantum tells her he's too drunk to drive. "We have no other choice," T'Pol tells him. I think they need those inflatable auto-pilots from Airplane!