Trip wakes up in a broom closet and boggles around.
Camel Taupe comms Quantum that data has been stolen from their computer and that the "bio-residue" (um, ew!) they found signifies that the thief is from their time period. Silik's leaped around to so many time periods, how can they even identify which one is really his? Quantum tells Camel Taupe that the Suliban stowed away on his ship and he's not any happier about it than the Alienazi is. Camel Taupe wonders if they are examining the intel downloaded from their computers. "I reserve that right," Quantum sneers. "And I reserve the right to destroy you," Camel Taupe retorts. Get in line, buddy, I reserved that right when I took this gig three years ago. Camel Taupe mentions that he has weapons aimed at the ship, and Quantum feels it only fair to mention that he has weapons aimed at their time machine factory. Sadly, there will be no wedding bells for these two because Quantum has decided that after the rose ceremony, he's going to reject Camel Taupe's proposal of temporal marriage. The time machine factory fires at Enterprise. Enterprise fires back.
On the planet, an Alienazi announces that Enterprise is moving out of range. Isn't is odd, being that they are in orbit, that they are instantly able to move out of range from something firing from below? "We...needed them," an Alienazi trembles to Camel Taupe. "We will complete our objective with the resources at hand -- resume your work," Camel Taupe responds, knowing that if he continues to keep his heart open to love, love will finally come to him.
Check this out, when Cask 23 came over tonight, she brought us two cases of Buffalo Bill Pumpkin Ale. Dude. I'm in beer heaven. Or would that be, Gutkalifornienoktoberbierparadeishausen? I like it when things end in "hausen."
Brig. Quantum orders Silik to get him inside the time machine factory so he can get Trip back. Silik wants to know if Quantum plans to destroy the time machine. Quantum does. "I don't care about your crewman, Captain [uh, then why did you save his life last episode? Will they ever explain that? Should I stop asking questions that are never in a thousand years going to be answered?], but I don't want Camel Taupe to succeed any more than you do -- I'll help you," Silik announces. Silik adds that Quantum's lack of genetically being a Sim will hamper them. "We'll work around it," Quantum snorts. By the way, we all know Silik can morph, but to completely imitate another human? I guess Shower Guy gave him a genetic upgrade. Probably for "services rendered." And "tendered." Ew.