Back in the grey-haired future, Quantum asks how they ever found the Xindi weapon without warp engines. P'Tail says carefully, "We located the facility where the Xindi constructed the probe but it had already been deployed." "Earth," Quantum states. "Destroyed," P'Tail responds. Quantum struggles with this concept, much as Arthur Dent did. Once he comprehends that all the McDonald'ses are gone, he's really going to freak. But at least P'Tail has been holding his towel for him. As Quantum staggers around, P'Tail continues, "They didn't stop at your homeworld. They attacked every human outpost they could find -- Mars, Alpha Centauri, Vega Colony -- all were destroyed." Quantum reels and finally asks, "How many of us are left?" "Less than six thousand," P'Tail tells him. Quantum bends over and moans. God, she's got to watch him go through this agony every day. Quantum throws himself upon the circular Hobbit door and runs outside. He leans against a wall as the camera pulls up and shows us a small shantytown settlement in the Hollywood hills.
After the commercial break, P'Tail joins Quantum outside. "We're on the fifth planet in the Ceti Alpha system," she tells him. "It's far from the Expanse." Although it's been said many times many ways, "THIS IS CETI ALPHA FIVE!" the Delighted Dr. Mathra yells, clapping two paper plates to his chest in an attempt to pec-ulate like Montalban. Quantum asks after the crew, and P'Tail tells him most of them are still on Enterprise, which is orbiting the system and patrolling. She explains that all the other people got to Ceti Alpha V by way of ship convoys. "One of them was led by Enterprise," she says as we get a shot of many ships trailing Enterprise. It's a very cool shot -- the fleet reminds me of something out of Star Wars, but better. And living on Ceti Alpha V before it develops dry rot? Brilliant. Kisses.