Welcome aboard the Orion Class Spaceship Ascension. They’re in year 51 of their interstellar journey and things are about to get real.
Don’t get used to the pretty girl, she’ll be dead soon. The girl who starts it all. Lorelei is about to meet her end, setting the stage for an interstellar space drama wrapped in a murder mystery.
As far as we know, this rough and tumble gentleman, named Stokes, is the last person to see Lorelei alive. He also gave her something, but what?
Lorelei’s sister Emily is having an affair with Aaron Gault, and they do not want anyone to know about it.
Back on Earth, Harris Enzmann meets with an academic who wants to know all about Project Ascension.
Gault and William Denninger talk about whether there really was a murder. It’s a first for Ascension, so everyone’s taking it very seriously.
Duke and his wife Emily (Lorelei’s sister) are worried about whether or not this was a murder or an accident.
Dr. Burns treats Christa, a young girl aboard the ship, for shock after she found Lorelei’s body. She also talks Gault through the crisis: an event that happens to teenagers aboard Ascension.
Emily tells Aaron that Lorelei was actually dating someone who worked in water reclamation. Someone from the lower decks…
…This guy, James Toback. This is whom Lorelei was dating. But did he kill her?
After Lorelei’s autopsy, Dr. Bryce reveals what she’s found: a bullet. Which begs the most important question: How did a gun get on board?
When Gault goes looking for a way to solve a murder, the ship librarian tells him that the last thing Lorelei checked out was a video from the fire in Year 31.
There’s some kind of lower-deck upper-deck problem. Apparently the decks operate much like the right and the wrong side of the tacks. And so this love is forbidden.
Viondra, who is married to the Captain, is having an affair with Councilman Rose. And HE wants to be the Captain. Basically Viondra just wants to set herself up to always be married to the Captain.
James tells Gault what he hates about living on Ascension, that in beach movies from the 60s, one could run up and down the beach.
When the ship is searched, Stokes shows his true colors, and the upper deck cadets beat him up. Thankfully, they’re interrupted by a radiation storm.
After James and Nora find what Lorelei was hiding underwater (the video from Year 31!) they are caught in the radiation storm and have to seek shelter in their underwear.
What happens during a radiation storm is basically you lie in bed with a mask on until it’s over. (And sometimes, as in Christa’s case, spooky dudes creep through your room stealing your jewelry.)
After Stokes is arrested; he escapes and steals the gun that was used to kill Lorelei.
Everyone mourns the ships first murder victim, even though many of them still think her death was an accident.
It turns out, Gault might have to start considering the Captain a suspect. It seems that Lorelei was holding on to a compass that the Captain was known to carry. Uh-oh.
When Stokes shows up holding Nora hostage, a fight ensues and even though Stokes tries to shoot Gault with the gun, he’s sucked out the airlock into space.
But what happens next is umm...unsettling. Stokes flies through space, doesn’t die instantly, and lands on a pad where some doctors shuffle him off. What?!
It turns out that Harris Enzmann is the puppet-master behind the entire project and Ascension is a spaceship that is already on Earth. They’ve been living in there for 51 years and have been none the wiser!
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