Lately, I thought I needed punishing. I've been watching Dawson's Creek. See, I quit watching that damn show mid-season-four but, possessed by some demon sent by St. Clare to torment me for not taking her out of her plastic box, I have found reason to watch it in reruns on the Superstation. This is what freelancing does to you! Anyway, while watching the Beek pout out his window in "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," I was struck with a parallel so completely freaky that the wine fell out of my mouth. Well, not so much fell as spattered all over my notes on an article about illegal cheeses. The Beek is Quantum. In profile, they have the same chin, the same brow, even the same bushy-ish eyebrows. In personality, they have the same petulance, assyness, and self-centeredness masquerading as emotional depth, not to mention the same power to piss me off to no end. The Beek's hair this season is a perfect facsimile of Quantum's comb-forward, and as for the Beek's famed five-head -- take a look a Bakula's (if you can locate it under all the furrows), it's not an insignificant space. Finally? They even both have a WOTWW! Are you as scared as I am? I'm freaked that I had the time to consider all those parallels. If Enterprise ever had a "Mirror, Mirror", Beek could play Quantum's evil -- albeit younger -- twin. And now I think it's time to change the subject, as this one has clearly wet itself.
Quantum sends Mr. Mugato home without an escort. They wish each other luck. Reed and Uh-Oh Hayes voice their lack of confidence in Mr. Mugato's trustworthiness. Quantum tells them to shut up.
Enterprise. Quantum comms T'Pol to hold off on the spatial charges, as they've had a change of plans, heart, and underwear and he has a project for her and Hoshi. Does it involve construction paper and Elmer's glue? My projects always did. Also, blunted scissors, because I couldn't be trusted not to pretend they were weird ballerinas. Hoshi looks bored, but this time I do not blame her one whit. Not one whit, I say!
At the facility, the Mugatos tell Mr. Mugato that Snake Eyes and Mr. Man were looking for him. Mr. Mugato says he wants to run a few more tests on the shipment. The other Mugatos protest, but Mr. Mugato reminds them how important the shipment is to the colony. In more ways than one -- see how they are with the cleverness? You do? Good, because I don't.