Hey, UPN? Yeah, I really despise these STUPID pre-verts you're forcing on us at commercial breaks. They ruin parts of the show, you fuckwads.
In his Ready Room, T'Pol brings Quantum up to speed on T'Ma's doings, and says that her mother sent her the IDIC locket because she wants T'Pol to come find her. T'Pol puts the locket on the table and says, "It's called an IDIC." "It looks old," is all Quantum has to say. Dude, guys who dye hair shouldn't throw stones. T'Pol presses a secret button, and a red-toned graphic projects out. "New from Google: Keyhole 2153," Mr. Gytha comments. T'Pol explains that the Map Room is a diagram of a desert called The Forge. "The route's the one Surak supposedly followed," T'Pol says. "Eighteen hundred years ago?" Quantum asks. No, yesterday. Jackass. "Syrrannites follow the same path today seeking enlightenment," T'Pol explains. "And you think your mother is somewhere along that path," Quantum asks. Yes, she's the Wife of Bath. T'Pol says that even though T'Ma told Frank Lloyd Vulcan that the IDIC locket is an heirloom, she's never seen it before. Quantum realizes that it's because T'Ma didn't want Frank Lloyd Vulcan to know about the map. Quantum thinks they can use the map to find T'Ma and T'Pau and the Ark of the Covenant.
Trip tries to talk Quantum out of his archaeological expedition by ranting about the bad conditions and the fact that scanners, weapons, and communicators won't work there because of geomagnetic instabilities. Remember that: "geomagnetic instabilities" -- no mention is made of dampeners. Quantum isn't swayed in the least and tells Trip that he and Reed are in charge of the investigation. "And whatever the Vulcans tell you, believe the opposite. Present company excepted," Quantum adds as they reach the airlock where Soval is standing with T'Pol. Soval hands over information to Trip that shows where gaps in their satellite surveillance appear. "When beam-ins can be detected," Soval explains. Trip gets the funny feeling he isn't supposed to have that information. "Have what, Commander? All I see is a Starfleet data module," Soval innocents, and averts his eyes. "Cap'n, what if somethin' goes wrong down there?" Trip asks. "It already has," Quantum broods. Oh, stop. They beam down.