Quantum wonders if there's something wrong with Mr. Mugato, because their close relationship has let Quantum in on all of Mr. Mugato's changing moods. Mr. Mugato says he may have just betrayed his people to a "ruthless alien species." Quantum assures him that he hasn't. They clink metal cups and drink. Quantum decides that, as it's too late to do anything about it, this is the right time to worry that Mr. Man will realize that Mr. Mugato sabotaged their kimosabe and come back. Mr. Mugato tells him not to worry about it and to be more concerned about finding the weapon. Quantum says, "Their ship entered an energy portal after it left orbit. We lost our tracking signal." Well, that was fucking pointless, then! Mr. Mugato tells him that the energy portal's range is only a few light years. So it's like an outerspace overpass? You know what really sucks the most about this episode? I can't even drink my boredom away, because it just makes me even more tired. DAMN YOU, ENTERPRISE, FOR TAKING THE JOY OUT OF MY PUMPKIN ALE BINGE! I know I'm making it seem like using all caps is the first-class ticket out of Dull City, Dullaware, but it's really not. But the drinking thing? That's sacrilege, and Enterprise should be excommunicated, burned at the stake, and inquisitioned for it. But not necessarily in that order, because it really wouldn't be the most effective progression, would it? Quantum says he has to go back to his ship, and Mr. Mugato begs him to take away the fortune cookie slip that his experience with these particular Xindi proves not all Xindi are bloodthirsty warmongers. Which, in itself, is boring. Quantum agrees -- with Mr. Mugato, not with me -- and leaves.
And the number one thing more exciting than this episode:
Not using cut and paste when typing the same phrase over and over until thirteen pages are filled with repeated gibberish and making everyone, including my boss, believe Bermaga drove me to Jack Torrance-like measures. ["All Quantum and no play makes Sarzzz zzzzzz." -- Sars]
Next week: Quantum loses his shirt, and T'Pol gains a Starfleet uniform.
Happy Halloween, kids!