The stress of living on a space ship compounded with an impending divorce and the loss of his child has Young stressed beyond belief, and it's creeping into his dreams. One night, he dreams that the aliens that abducted Chloe return to find Destiny and demand that the crew hand over their hybrid specimen. In his dream, Young fires the weapons, but the aliens are too powerful, and Destiny is obliterated.
TJ and Camille both try to get Young to talk, but he prefers to drink. That night, however, he has the same dream, but chooses to hold the defense shields instead of firing on the aliens. The result of this strategy is the same as before, troubling Young further, and forcing him to finally break down and talk to Camille.
Camille, meanwhile, has made a shrewd decision and puts one of the Lucian scientists, Ginn, on a team with Eli to decipher the ship's abilities. While they work together, Eli notices that the ship is using a ton of memory to run an unfamiliar program: A battle simulation that perfectly mirrors the dreams that Young has been having. But Greer notices a different kind of development in their partnership: Seeing the chemistry between Ginn and Eli, he pushes the two lovebirds together, and romance blooms.
Young has another dream, and this time, he surrenders Chloe to the aliens - again, destroying his own crew's chance for survival. Young has convinced himself that he's an unfit leader, and locks himself in his quarters. Camille, however, brings the information about the ship's simulation program to Scott, just as the ship drops out of FTL with no gates in range, and pleads with him to take command. He refuses, and instead seeks out Young and convinces him that he is the only one on board - the only one with a conscience, not ruled by his emotions - that can guide the crew with surety. Bolstered, and believing that the moment that's been haunting his dreams has arrived, Young returns to the control room and starts issuing commands. As if by magic, Destiny fires up her FTL drives and launches into hyperspace.
Those present in the control room come to believe that Destiny used Young's neural impulses both to gain information and to teach him a lesson, and that consequently Young is the right man to command the ship. But quietly in his lab, Rush has been working on how to override this very simulation program. Still secretly in control, Rush takes command of the ship's systems and moves Destiny, once again, out of harm's way - all the while keeping his wealth of knowledge secret from Young, Camille and the rest of the crew.
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