Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
So then Khan put his men in the torpedoes to escape from Marcus, but was caught in the act somehow before he could smuggle them away. I guess that's it.
Well, one would have to assume that Khan knew Marcus plans to attack the Klingon home world… that's why Khan went there… hoping Marcus would try to kill two birds with 72 photons… so to speak… so he put his men in them and hoped to stop who ever was sent after him by giving himself up and then somehow taking control of the vessel carrying the torpedoes… Marcus knew Kirk was a hothead and would do everything to avenge Pike… that's why Marcus chose him… but of course the plan backfired when Kirk didn't carry out his orders.
Any way you cut it, its pretty lame.