"This is pointless, our culture is governed by rules. We're not about to ignore them," Dr. P'sh Over tells him. Dr. Yurinate's got his hand on the closet doorknob. T'Pol tells them that there aren't any rules telling them to oppress minorities. Dr. P'sh Over says, "You'd rather let them spread their infections -- that's exactly why you're being recalled." T'Pol corrects him and says she's being recalled because they don't like the idea of anything that doesn't conform to their standards of "acceptable" behavior. Dr. P'sh Over tells her she doesn't know what she's talking about; the decision has been made, hence the hearing is over. "She knows exactly what she's talking about!" Dr. Yurinate blurts out. "Are you questioning our judgement?" Dr. Ensign huff-and-stuffs. "There is nothing abhorrent about the way we lead our lives," Dr. Yurinate announces, now fully emerged from the closet. "'We'?!" Dr. P'sh Over repeats. "There is no simple definition of intimacy. Those of us capable of mind-melds are no different from you," Dr. Yurinate informs them. Quantum looks very confused. See, this is why he helped her. He's one of them -- get it? Never mind, I'll explain it back on the ship. Dr. Ensign tells him how hot the water is that he's getting himself into. "We share our thoughts differently -- we shouldn't be punished for that," Dr. Yurinate goes on. Dr. Ensign says the High Command will decide how both of them will be punished, and fusses up from the table. Dr. Yurinate pauses for a moment before getting up and saying, "She's not guilty of anything -- she was violated." Now T'Pol gets up and says, "You gave me your word!" "The mind-meld was performed against her will," Dr. Yurinate continues. Dr. Ensign wants to know if T'Pol can speak to that statement. T'Pol pleads the F'fth and says she won't allow them to perpetuate their double-standard, adding, "Condemn the infected when they meld by choice and sympathize with them when they do not?" Dr. Ensign wants to know what Quantum knows of this situation, but for once, he supports T'Pol and keeps his big mouth shut. "She told me herself -- she made me promise to stay silent," Dr. Yurinate tells the doctors. He apologizes to T'Pol, saying he had to tell the truth, and urges her to do the same. Oh, here it comes -- her big moment: "I have nothing to say to them," T'Pol states.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 236 USERS: C+
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