Engineering. The Storm Troopers fiddle with systems and are ready to initialize the warp reactor. On the Bridge, Head Storm Trooper asks if they have helm control yet. His technician answers in the negative; he thinks the navigational relays have been rerouted. "How much longer?" Head Storm Trooper demands. The technician has no idea, so Head Storm Trooper orders the warp core brought online.
Catwalk. T'Pol tells Quantum that they may outnumber the Storm Troopers, but they only have three EV suits. That was stupider than George The Stupid playing stupid games with his cousin, the village idiot! Why on earth would they have left with fewer EV suits than senior bridge qrewmembers -- much less EV suits for every qrewmember? What if those copper suits were needed for added protection if there was a hull breach from the storm or something? Plot Device clears his throat to remind me that he's still in the room. Oh, right. As Quantum discusses the issues, the lights above them flash to signal that the warp core is warming up. Trip says they have twenty minutes before the coils are fully charged. They rush off to form a cunning plan.
T'Pol, Reed, and Quantum suit up in EV suits as Trip gives them directions. "I really oughta be the wun doin' this, Cap'n. The doc said I was only out there for thirteen minutes," Trip wheedles. Quantum shuts him down as he adjusts T'Pol's visor, and Hoshi reports that she's isolated their comm frequencies so that the Storm Troopers won't hear a thing. Quantum orders Hoshi to tell May-Backfire to wait for his signal.