Much Ado About Boimler.
Boimler volunteers to test Rutherford's new transporter upgrade, which malfunctions and leaves him "phasing". Tendi genetically engineers a dog with an array of freakish abilities. Both Boimler and the dog are transferred for medical care to "The Farm" on board the USS Osler. Other patients believe the Farm is a front for a horrible place. Freeman is assigned to a covert mission, and Mariner's old friend Captain Amina Ramsey takes temporary command in their absence. To avoid being promoted by Ramsey, Mariner displays uncharacteristic incompetence, but is forced to confidently take control when the Cerritos finds the USS Rubidoux being torn apart by a hatching space-born entity...