WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
The beginning of this episode is just full of things to unpack. Like the fact that Zairon has internment camps and that Ryo seems to be locking up and interrogating anyone who might possibly know about dissent in the empire, which is unnerving.
We could spend more time on that, but Two and Three are also on the prison ship and they're acting kinda …. Weird. Not super weird, but just slightly off.
There's not a lot of time to dwell on their weirdness, though, because they immediately start conspiring with the prisoners to break out and take the ship.
All goes well, they take the ship and then the weirdness returns because instead of freeing the prisoners, Two REALLY frees the prisoners, flushing them out the airlock because, of course, that's not Two and Three. That's Portia and Boone.
And they've brought the whole crew with them. We've missed Boone and Portia. The others not so much. Anyway, the crew of the Doppel-Raza are making every effort to hide their real identities, fighting with Ryo and trying to work with Truffault.
Ryo is struggling these days. The weight of taking back the throne and immediately starting a war is making him more and more desperate and a little unhinged. He just wants to hurt things, including his former crewmates.
Five is worried about Six and after the last episode, so are we. Android tries to console her when they get a call from Truffault who is NOT happy.
The real Raza crew doesn't like being accused of crimes they did not commit, they got their bad reps all on their own, thank you. They quickly realize they're dealing with their doppelgangers and now they're out for blood.
Adrian and Solara get all introspective this episode, wondering if they really belong on the Raza. Adrian is feeling useless. He has a point.
But he does get to be useful this time though. The real Raza crew is using him to play a con on the Doppel-Raza, telling them he's got a buyer for their pretty, pretty missiles.
Adrian meets with Wexler in an attempt to trap the entire Doppel-Raza crew. It doesn't go quite as planned, but Solara does get to punch out Wexler, so it's still a good time.
Of course, then things go pear-shaped because Portia finds and raids the Maurader and shoots Three.
Portia makes her way back to the Raza and is immediately confronted by Android who notices that, hey, you're wearing different clothes. They fight. It's awesome. Android wins and goes to free Three.
Wexler exposits all over Two and the others, telling them what the Doppel-Raza has been doing. Meanwhile, it turns out the Three tied up on the Marauder wasn't Three, he was Boone.
And, once again, everyone forgets about Five. She takes out Boone and immediately calls the Doppel-Raza to threaten them, cause she's awesome.
Tash isn't in the bargaining mood, deciding instead to loose their pretty pretty missiles on the Raza. She's alone in her thinking, though, cause the Blue Android shoots her and makes the deal.
Since they're the only ones who can be trusted to do anything without shenanigans, the Androids make the trade. They also come to a sort of detente in which the Doppel-Raza won't come after the regular Raza, but really, how long is that gonna last?
Adrian decides to leave the Raza for a planet in Mikkei territory. The crew offers to let Solara stay without him, but she doesn't. This is surprisingly sad because they're actually pretty great.
Five says a very heartfelt goodbye to Adrian. Is anyone else getting vibes from them? Just us? Okay.
Here's where things get interesting, cause Portia is now hanging out in Neiman's office and wants to "be friends" and "go after a common enemy" and this does not spell marshmallows and puppies.
Three is still visiting Sarah, who is now making plants and things. This is evolving into something but we're not sure what it is just yet. Is Three gonna get trapped here? There's no way things will stay this nice and serene forever.
But we end on the very very bad news. They head back to Six's colony to check in on him and find out why he hasn't been answering. Something bad has happened and all we know is that dead bodies greet them on their arrival and there is no sign of Six.