One choked on cream. And then there were seven.
When the news came down that the show was cancelled, I felt a funny pain. A pain deep, deep inside. I caught my breath, sat down, and really examined myself: "What could making me feel this way? Where was my inner strength? Was I really such a sap that -- oh." I realized what it was -- it was the pain of my liver regenerating. Oh, Momma, can this really be the end? To be stuck inside of Star Trek with the Quantum blues again.
Trip and Reed slam-dance around the mysteriously empty bridge while The Gimp messes with them. Hey, nice choker, dude -- you look like Lynette the Cylon. The Romulans discuss their evil plans and say evil stuff like, "We're approaching our next target" and "Stabilize the drone for battle." Is "the drone" The Gimp? No, wait, I think "the drone" must be the robot ship Trip and Reed are on. Val-dor-EE says to use "this holographic skin," and they exchange significant looks. LUUUUUCY!
Trip and Reed pick themselves off the floor and feel the ship drop out of warp. The Romulans get a Rigellian ship in sight of their drone ship and fire on it. Trip needlessly reports this back to us. After the other Romulan -- who never really seems to get a name, so I'm just going to call him 2nd Romnana -- announces that the drone is taking on damage, Val-dor-EE wants to give the Rigellians time to send out a distress signal before they destroy the ship completely. As the Rigellian ship explodes, we see the "holographic skin" of Enterprise zoom through the damage. Huh..
Man, I hope next season we get a better theme song. Oh, wait.
Snigger. I'm going to hell.
Along with the Tellarites and Andorians still getting along while on the ship, Quantum reports that the Rigellians are demanding compensation and Quantum's arrest following the destruction of their scout ship. Quantum stiffly wags his head around as he makes the obvious announcement that whoever is instigating the attacks is trying to destabilize the entire system, and they have to find the bastards as soon as possible. T'Pol and May-You-Die-Well have figured out a way to track the ship, but they need one-hundred-twenty-eight ships to make it so. Quantum thinks he knows a way. And it begins with the blues.
Sickbay. Shran McCain stands by his Indigo Girl and whispers sweet nothings as he tries to buck up her spirits. She's feeling a little blue over her wound, which -- as I predicted in my last recap -- isn't as superficial as they tried to make us think last episode. Shran promises not to let Talus die unavenged. Quantum walks in to tell Shran he has a proposal. "If it involves killing Tellarites, I'm all for it!" Shran snarls, and stomps out. Quantum gives Phlox a "oh why oh why does this kind of stuff happen to oh so wonderful me" furrow.