[MACO Corporal Hawkins has died during a mission]
Lt. Reed: Maybe that's the problem! Maybe we're getting a bit too comfortable with losing people. 23 men and women! On any given mission, the limits of acceptable casualties is 20%. So says traditional military doctrine. Well, we've crossed that margin!
Subcommander T'Pol: There's a Vulcan axiom: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Corporal Hawkins understood that.
Lt. Reed: That doesn't make his death any more acceptable.
Subcommander T'Pol: No. But it makes it honorable.
Captain Jonathan Archer: How's your Insectoid these days?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: It depends on which dialect. There are 67.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Is that all?
[Archer and Hoshi are led to the Xindi Council]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Kinda feels like being called to the principal's office.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I was never called to the principal's office.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I was once.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Do me a favor, don't try to get on my good side.
Degra: Look, I understand you and I will always be enemies.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You got that right.
Degra: I can't change what happened to your sister, or any of the seven million. But I'm risking my life, I'm risking the lives of my family, I've killed members of my own species, all because I'm trying to save both our worlds!
Commander Dolim: [to his crewman] If you ever question the Guardians again, your skin will adorn the bow of this ship.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is it my imagination, or are you losing weight?
Dr. Phlox: A-haha! I was hoping someone might notice.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, I'm not the only one. Hoshi commented on it last week.
Dr. Phlox: Well, I'm pleased to see that my efforts are yielding results.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What's your secret?
Dr. Phlox: A Denaxian tapeworm. It attaches itself to the lower intestinal tract and absorbs nutrients from...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Hold on, hold on! You have a worm inside you?
Dr. Phlox: It's perfectly harmless. I hardly notice it at all.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How are you gonna get it out?
Dr. Phlox: I insert a standard V-probe into my...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, no, no, no, no! Never mind.
Dr. Phlox: Well, it's a simple procedure.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm sure it is, Doc. I just don't wanna lose my appetite.
Degra: There's a saying: "It's easier to count the stars in the sky than it is for an Aquatic to reach a decision."
Commander Dolim: You've brought Humans into this chamber, Degra. Explain yourself, if you expect them to leave here alive!
Commander Dolim: If this Council will not defend its people, then it has no reason to exist!
[an Insectoid is chattering something to Archer, who waits for Hoshi to translate it]
Ensign Hoshi Sato: You don't wanna know.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I got sent to the principal's office for passing a note in class. It was to Katy Bentley. I was inviting her to a party a friend of mine was throwing.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: What'd she say?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Funny thing - she'd already turned me down; but after I got in trouble...
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Some women can't resist the bad boys.
Captain Jonathan Archer: When I was on the future Enterprise, 400 years from now - there were Xindi aboard. Humans and Xindi were serving together in the Federation. That's a future worth fighting for.
Sphere-Builder Woman: Timelines are sensitive; they're prone to temporal fluctuations.
Sphere-Builder Presage: This is no fluctuation. This is a trajectory away from our desired outcome!
Sphere-Builder Primary: See that you take definitive actions to correct this. The weapon must be launched. Earth must be destroyed!
Degra: That future you spoke of...
[he offers Archer his hand]
Degra: Perhaps this is where it begins.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ever since the attack on Earth, all I've thought about is gettin' back at whoever was responsible.
Dr. Phlox: And now we are making peace with them.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, I've gotten used to the anger. It's gonna be like... I don't know, losing an old friend.
Dr. Phlox: You have other friends.
Degra: [of Dolim] There's a story about him - I don't know if it's true; I'd like to believe it isn't: his daughter gave birth to a son. He had a deformity in his right arm, not life-threatening, but enough to preclude his ever joining the military. Commander Dolim had his own grandson poisoned.
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what I've seen, that's not hard to believe.
Degra: As I said, it may be just a story. But as a father, it's always in the back of my mind, whenever I have dealings with him.
Commander Dolim: [stabbing Degra] The crew of that ship are the last Xindi you'll ever betray. When the Humans have been eliminated, when the Council has been replaced by Reptilian rule, I am going to find your wife and children and do the same to them. Your traitorous bloodline will end at the tip of my blade.