The phaser finally explodes and creates a fissure down part of the drone ship. Reed and Trip run from the explosion. On San Romtonio, The Gimp stops twiddling his fingers. "We've lost contact," 2nd Romnana announces.
Enterprise. Hoshi explains that the Tellarite will be fighting a duel to the death in an Andorian tradition called Yushann. Oooh, Yu-Xiang chicken? I could so go for that right now. T'Pol presents Quantum with a large object that looks like a single-blade mezzaluna with lots of fripperies and furbelows. I'll bet that thing could mince more than herbs. T'Pol says that the mezzaluna is an ice-mining tool that Andorian children play with. Why does very other alien race's youth make human kids look like complete wimps? I mean, Andorians play with deadly objects, Vulcans cuddle live teddy bears with fangs and claws, and Worf killed a kid with his forehead. Quantum tells them that Wilbur isn't going to let his man Pigfry fight. "The Andorians will consider that a further insult," T'Pol predicts. Quantum wants to know what else they know about the Andorian tradition of fighting with ice picks.
Quantum visits Shran as the Andorian sharpens Ol' Betsy and tries to make him see the moral hill that Quantum is always king of. Quantum cites the Right of Substitution in the Yu-Xiang Chicken rules, and grins that he'll be fighting Shran: "You're gonna have to fight me." "I'm going to have to kill you," Shran says, once again becoming my (sigh) hero. In spite of all this (or perhaps because all this), Shran won't call off the duel.