What IS that drat "Childhood" song in the friggin' Saturn commercial? It's annoying to hear it constantly and not be able to figure out the words or the whingey singer.
Back to the sociological timewarp. T'Pol reminds Dr. Yurinate that she's not a member of the minority, but Dr. Yurinate tells her that in the eyes of his colleagues, she might as well be. "Anyone who chooses to perform a mind-meld is worthy of contempt," Dr. Yurinate tells her. "What if I didn't choose?" T'Pol says, looking away much in the despairing manner of the Lady of Shalott when the curse had come upon her. "You were coerced," Dr. Yurinate states in sympathetic disbelief. He urges her to tell the High Command, as they will be much more understanding of her situation. T'Pol asks if he is infected. "No, only a small percentage are," Dr. Yurinate tells her, and then lets her know that, if asked by his colleagues, he will not be able to condone what T'Pol did. I thought they just established that she didn't do it -- that it was done to her. T'Pol understands that he cannot jeopardize his position. Dr. Yurinate has to get back, and pleads with T'Pol to come clean with his colleagues before they tell the High Command. T'Pol thanks him for his help.
Mess. Hoshi and Trip break bread together; Hoshi can't understand why Trip wants to watch a movie when there's a whole new world to be explored down below. "Are yew kiddin'? They're showin' The Black Cat with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!" Trip tells her. Aw, Trip's winning me over -- that's one of my favorite horrors. Did I ever tell you about the time my grandmother was in Dracula with Bela Lugosi? I did? Oh well, can't brag about that enough. "It sounds like you're the one picking the movies," Hoshi comments. "Me?" Trip innocents. "Who else would choose an obscure horror film? Why not something a little more, I don't know, romantic?" Hoshi asks, just as Trip notices Pheezil Phlox getting some phood. "Obscure"? That's just sad. Hoshi gets up to leave and Trip panics, stammering out, "What's the rush? You haven't even finished your dinner!" Hoshi tells him there's a shuttle leaving for the surface soon. Trip convinces her she should try the cobbler: "Chef outdid himself." Hoshi relents and sits back down for a few more minutes as Pheezil makes a beeline for their table.