11: Spock orders the Enterprise to rendezvous with the fleet in the Laurentian System, a move opposed by his acting XO. In response to a heated debate on the bridge, Spock orders Kirk removed from the ship, and maroons him on Delta Vega. Also on this planet is a version of Spock himself from the same alternate future as the Narada, stranded there by Nero. After this Spock tells Kirk the truth of what they face, the pair hike to a nearby Starfleet outpost manned by Lieutenant CommanderMontgomery Scott, and Spock modifies Scott's formula for Transwarp Beaming to make it functional. At this point Kirk and Scott beam to the Enterprise, where Kirk relieves Spock of command under Starfleet Regulation 619 and orders the Enterprise to follow the Narada to Earth.
12: Using a strategy formulated by EnsignPavel Chekov, the Enterprise comes out of warp behind Saturn's moon of Titan, and Kirk and Spock beam onto the Narada. Kirk rescues Captain Pike, while Spock steals the Jellyfish (the ship belonging to his alternate-reality counter-part and containing the red matter generator). Piloting this ship in a collision course with the Rihannsu vessel, Spock allows the red matter to be released, while 'Commander Scott transports Kirk, Spock, and Pike onto the Enterprise, which destroys the remains of the Narada.
13: Christopher Pike is promoted to Admiral, and James Kirk receives the unprecedented promotion from Cadet to Captain and given command of the Enterprise. Spock remains aboard as Executive Officer.