In a too-bright world where palm trees whisper around lawn furniture on the set of Hoshi's dinner with Ravcula in "Two Days and Two Nights," Trip dreams. A kid-Trip, dressed in one of man-Trip's crazy, loud shirts, shouts out to a girl sitting at a table. "Liz'bith! Lizzie -- yu've gotta git outta dere!" Kid-Trip shouts. Dude, I know I've complained about Trip's accent (or lack thereof) but thank god he outgrew his Walton Mountain stage! Elizabeth doesn't respond. Suddenly, it's Man-Trip yelling at a grown-up Elizabeth, pleading with her to get out of there. She turns to look at him. Oh, my. I mean, I know I should be welling up at this touching scene, but Trip's sister is rather unfortunate-looking. She looks like Mayim Bialik with even more nose. Elizabeth smiles at Trip, who continues to yell, but now no sound comes from him and his face turns red with the effort. Elizabeth motions that she can't hear him, and beyond her, we can see the giant laser beam approaching and destroying. Trip stares as his sister smiles at him and the laser comes closer. The wind whips up and masks Elizabeth's face with her hair. Trip jolts awake in his bed and whimpers through his sweat.
Sickbay. After commenting that a blood sample or some saliva would have sufficed, Phlox affirms that the finger is Xindian. Hm. Take the "X" away from that and what do you have? "Indian." I know that Quantum says, "Is it Xindi?" but considering how we "ian," "ean," or "an" in order to name a culture, it's pretty coincidental. This is where Phlox drops the conundrum that while the genetic makeup of the bocce ball corpse and the finger are much more similar to one another than humans to chimps, or even humans to NeanderDAHLS, there are still some differences between the two. Phlox shows Quantum an image the computer mocked up based on the bocce ball corpse cells. The doctor points out reptilian characteristics in the image that the finger sample clearly doesn't have. "But it's Xindi all the same," Phlox concludes, and wishes he could be more helpful at this point. Trip walks into Sickbay and tells Quantum he'll have his platinum that afternoon, as soon as they strip two hundred relays. Quantum leaves, but as an afterthought turns and asks Trip, "You okay?" Trip says he's fine. Quantum nods absently and walks out. Of course he's not okay! What are you -- blind and stupidly insensitive? Trip tells Phlox he needs something stronger to help him sleep. Phlox tells him to come by at twenty-two hundred hours and he'll mix him up a good dose of nekkid T'Pol. Trip leaves.