Vulcan holding cell. Rhapsody In Blue continues to chat up T'Pol, smarming, "I've heard about your mating rituals. That Vulcan women force their men to fight each other to the death. Would you like me to kill someone for you?" In the background, Quantum swaggers to his feet and says, "Leave her alone." Out Of The Blue looks at him briefly and then turns back to meditating on T'Pol's obese lips and whispers, "Would you like me to kill him?"
Catacombs. Reed and Assault Team Members One and Two do some more configuring and arraying and general polarizing. "Find them!" Periwinkle commands in the Atrium. "They're very close!" the other one says. Close never won a race. Aren't they at all curious about that Big Rock Face and its orifices? Can I hammer that point any closer to home? There are some beeps and green flashing in Reed's hand and suddenly the Big Rock Face explodes, knocking the three Blue Screens to the ground.
In the Vulcan holding cell, the Aquamarine guard is distracted by the sound of the blast, so Trip leaps on him and tries to wrestle his gun away. There's a fight, and Quantum joins in.
In the atrium, there's a bunch of phaser fire and a Teal is hit. Then ATM1 is hit. Reed drags his mate away from the line of fire and asks if he will be okay. "Go ahead," the wounded ATM1 says, "I'll cover here." Meanwhile, the two unscathed Electric Blues enter the catacombs as Reed and ATM2 fire at them.
Vulcan holding cell. Quantum continues to wrassle with the still-armed Blueberry guard. I guess Trip must've gotten knocked out for a bit, because he makes the pretense of groggily coming to while Quantum fights the good fight. Finally, the Blue Corn Tortilla Chip breaks away and gets to his feet. He takes aim at Quantum, but Reed, who has leaped into the room, phase-stuns him in the back. Sigh -- my hero. Reed reports that two of the Steel Blues got away into the catacombs. Vulcan Elder prisses up and says, "I hope you're pleased, Captain -- you've turned a place of solitude into a war zone." Quantum ignores him and takes phase pistols out of ATM1's assault valise. Trip's still nursing his one bruise, so Quantum leaves him in charge of the Cobalt Blue guard and tells him to stun him if he wakes up. T'Pol pulls out various catacombing equipment as Quantum says, "Let's go." Hey, isn't that his catchphrase on the bridge? Vulcan the Younger stands up, gun in hand, and says, "I'm going too." Elder Vulcan tries to talk him out of it, saying, "Violence is no longer our way." Vulcan the Younger tells him, "We must protect what is ours," and follows the humans and T'Pol. Love the snappy dialogue. In fact, if I close my eyes, I could almost imagine myself on the set of The West Wing. But if I close my eyes, I might never open them again, since this episode is a better cure for insomnia than hot milk spiked with a handful of benzodiazepines. T'Pol guides them through the catacombs, searching for the remaining Bluebooks. She gets an indication that they are down in the reliquary. Vulcan the Younger tries to stop them: "Only Members of the High Order are allowed inside." Quantum says, "We'll do our best not to look at anything." But Vulcan the Younger stands firm; he will go alone and disarm the Blue's Clues. "You ever use one of those?" Quantum asks him, indicating the weapon. Vulcan the Younger looks uncertain. "I didn't think so," Quantum says. "The Andorians have seen your secret relics, I don't think a couple of humans are going to make much difference." He barrels down the passage; Vulcan the Younger looks mighty uneasy.