Hut. Mr. Mugato must have been allowed to run some scans of his own, because he determines that the kimosabe used in the Psycho Bocce Ball is extremely refined and definitely came from their facility. However, he argues that they give out kimosabe to many species -- not just Xindi. "When Degra requested shipments so highly refined, we celebrated. Realizing the wealth it would bring to our colony, we never considered why he wanted such pure kimosabe," Mr. Mugato admits, and then adds that their greed clearly blinded them to the idea that the kimosabe could have weaponry potential. Quantum asks if Degra is a Snake Eyes variety Xindi. "No, he's a Xindi Primate," Mr. Mugato says. Quantum thinks he met a Mr. Man Xindi before. "They're similar to you -- ape-like," Mr. Mugato agrees. Heh. But wait -- if the Mr. Man is considered "ape-like" by a Xindi I've been calling "Monkey Boy," then what is Mr. Mugato? Wolf? Bear? Walrus? Mr. Mugato goes on that Mr. Men Xindi had always been truthful and trustworthy, but perhaps they've now gone the way of the Snake Eyes. Mr. Mugato goes to pour himself a drink as Quantum blathers about five sentient Xindi species evolving on a planet. Mr. Mugato pauses: "Five? Hmm. I guess there are now." He holds up a glass and a bottle in offering to Quantum, who declines. Because he never drinks on the job and is boring.
Mr. Mugato goes on to say that there was a sixth species -- see, the Paramecium! -- called the "Avians." Did they drink Avian Water? What? Oh, come on -- I am so unbelievably BORED by this sixty minutes of my life I'll never get back that I am looking hard for the little things that might, just MIGHT, make things a bit more interesting. The Avians have been gone "since the war." "Gone?" Quantum asks, as I ask, "War?" which is clearly the more interesting question. But how can you expect a bore like Quantum to know the difference? Mr. Mugato explains that "gone" means "extinct." Like the passenger pigeon. Remember that episode of The Bloodhound Gang where the whole case hinged on a slip-up about the extinction of passenger pigeons? Yeah, me neither. The Evil Dr. Mathra does, though, and spent a full twenty minutes trying to tell me that I remembered it too. I just played along. Mr. Mugato says that as far as he's been told -- which either means he wasn't alive when their homeworld was destroyed, or he was out of the galaxy at the time -- none of the Avians fled before the planetary destruction. Quantum reminds us that they found some debris, and asks how it all happened. Mr. Mugato says the war raged for one hundred years -- the debris scanned was one hundred twenty years old, FYI -- people changed sides, stuff happened, the Xindi market fell, Scarlett didn't marry Ashley, and in the end no one could really remember what started it. "But everyone remembered what ended it," Mr. Mugato says. Snake Eyes and Bug Eyes detonated massive explosions in unstable seismic fissures, which destroyed the whole planet. Dammit -- that blows my vastly engaging theory of Enterprise stumbling on the pulverized planet in an alternate time-frame from the Xindi Round Table all to hell. This show is where good ideas go to die a horribly slow and painful death. As I am doing now. Mr. Mugato would like to think they didn't realize how devastating it would all be. How could they not? Mr. Mugato says it was a "last desperate act." Hold on -- though it may have been "last," it certainly doesn't sound desperate. It sounds calculated. Especially if it wiped out an entire species.