WARNING: If you don't want to know what happens in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Young Three clutches the toy spaceship that his older self found in last week's episode, hiding in a closet as an unseen assailant seemingly kills both of his parents. This mystery villain finds young Three cowering in his hiding place, though a flash of light ends the flashback before we can get a good look at him. Blast!
Back in the present day, the crew of the Raza prepares to do a little shopping as they approach a space station. Devon needs medical supplies, especially plasma, if he's going to operate on Six, who's still in stasis.
Elsewhere on the ship, Four continues his martial arts training and finds a formidable sparring partner in Nyx. She describes herself as a "quick learner," able to anticipate her opponent's moves. Cool trick! Where'd she learn it?
Meanwhile, Five has drawn a sketch of the large tower that overlooked the alley in which she and Two did battle in last week's episode. What is this dark, despairing place from Two's past, where "something bad" happened to her?
Two, accompanied by Nyx, takes the sketch to the space station's Transfer Transit 2.0 hub, where the receptionist runs it through the database and discovers that it's a headquarters for Dwarf Star Technologies, the company run by Two's creator, Alexander Rook. It's also located on Terra Prime … otherwise known as Earth. Hmm!
The Android has asked to explore the space station so she can "study human behavior." It would appear that a good-looking fellow shopper is studying her behavior, stepping in when she's accosted by a security guard. This mystery fella is named Victor, and when The Android shows him the toothbrush she was going to shoplift and give as a gift to one of her fellow crew members, he asks her to accompany him.
Meanwhile, Three took out a loan from Five and is spending it at the space station's watering hole with Arax. He's soon approached by the men we met at the end of last week's episode: Larcan Tanner, and his associate, Alok Gar. Tanner refers to Three as 'Titch.' Who are these dudes?
Tanner was a drifter whom Three's parents hired to work on their farm. It was Tanner who rescued young Three from the closet as the house and barn burned to the ground. Three's parents were apparently killed by thieves, whom Tanner tracked down and made sure died "long and hard" … though not before they gave him a scar to mark the occasion. From there, Tanner adopted Three as his own child, and now they're reunited upon Three activating the tracking device in his lockbox (as seen at the end of last week's episode).
Meanwhile, in a secluded area of the space station, Victor introduces The Android to his friends, Miranda and Ruac. They're all androids, too! Ruac points out that The Android is an older model without the 'emotional simulators' that make them appear even more human. Victor disagrees, showing them the toothbrush she planned to give as a gift, "a unique expression of genuine gratitude."
The Android has long struggled with the possibility that her programming may be flawed or compromised due to her getting … well, emotional, every now and then. When she once again mentions this possibility, Victor offers to run a diagnostic to see just how 'broken' she might actually be … if at all.
After Victor finishes his data scan of The Android, he explains that he and his friends don't have owners. They're survivors who pass nearly perfectly as humans … and The Android could be just like them, courtesy of an upgrade module she needs but plug in. The Android, taking the upgrade chip but not using it, seems genuinely intrigued … and even more so when Victor tells her that they're going shopping. Whee!
Back on the Raza, Four shows Two a newscast reporting the ongoing investigation into the murder of Derrick Moss, aka One. It would appear that there is a "person of interest" the authorities are pursuing, which intrigues both Two and Four.
We learn a little more about Devon when he injects himself with some sort of drug as he prepares to operate on Six. Whatever it was, it was either too much or too little, as he's got the shakes when he commences with the surgery.
Meanwhile, Arax has once again contacted Alicia Reynaud, the businesswoman who's got it in Five, telling her that now's a good time to come and pick up her package. Reynaud asks if he can keep Five at the space station until she gets there, though Arax says this would be a lot easier if she just tells him what she's after …
Arax breaks into Five's quarters and rummages about, eventually discovering a steel box in which he finds a black key card … the same item that got Five's homeless pals killed after she snatched it from some unknown mark back in Season 1.
In the corridor, Arax runs into Five, who's seemingly distraught over Six's surgery. After Arax consoles her, Five gives him a hug and walks away. Arax smiles, seemingly happy that he can hand over the item Reynaud is after without putting Five in harm's way.
After their shopping spree, Victor refuses The Android's invitation to meet her fellow crew members, as "humans can't be trusted." He asks her to consider what she's learned today … and reveals the results of her diagnostic. It would appear that she's 'different' not because of a programming error, but due to intentional design; indeed, her creator made her special. Victor says goodbye with a kiss, which seems to delight The Android.
Meanwhile, Three is on a woodland planet with his new-old crew, preparing to steal the payroll from a mining company. They've enlisted the services of a fella named Jacobs to deliver the loot via shuttle, though Three is disturbed to discover that the crew has kidnapped the poor guy's son to insure his compliance. When Jacobs refuses to take them to the shuttle until he sees his son, one of the crew brutally guns him down, though Gar assures an increasingly agitated Three that the kid's safe with Tanner.
As the crew walks to the shuttle, Three asks one of the goons, Lang, about the scar that Tanner's scar. Lang reveals that Tanner actually got it at a poker game … NOT from any confrontation with the alleged thieves who supposedly murdered Three's parents. An enraged and heartbroken Three guns down every last one of his crew and goes to a cabin to confront Tanner.
At the cabin, Tanner sits at a table, silently watching the now fatherless child, Len, eat his soup like a good boy. A scowling Three enters and takes Len to the adjacent room, closing the door behind him.
Three sits across from Tanner and, at last, the truth is revealed: it was Tanner who murdered Three's parents in a drunken rage after Three's father accused him of stealing. When Tanner found young Three in the closet, he felt a renewal of purpose; he raised Three as his own son, teaching him how to be a thief and a scoundrel … and a survivor. And here's the kicker: Three, before he lost his memories, knew that Tanner was the one who killed his parents. And he forgave him.
At the space station bar, Alicia Reynaud meets with Arax, psyched to finally get her hands on Five's mysterious key card. Her excitement turns to bitter disappointment when she realizes Arax has given her the wrong key card … courtesy of Five's excellent pickpocketing abilities utilized when she hugged Arax. Go Five!
Y'see, Five's been suspicious of Arax and his lurking about, so she's been keeping tabs on him via hidden security cameras. The key card — which, according to The Android in Season 1, is capable of "accessing pockets of inter dimensional space-time" — is still in Five's possession … and people are still out there who are willing to kill for it.
Back on the Raza, it would appear that Devon's operation on Six was a success. Six regains consciousness, finding Two watching over him. Two assures him that the crew has forgiven him for selling them out to the Galactic Authority, though Six wonders if he can ever truly forgive himself.
As Three visits Five in her quarters and pays back his loan, Five realizes that the memories she experienced in Season 1 of living on an idyllic farm with loving parents were actually Three's memories. Three just wishes he could remember …
The episode ends with Alicia Reynaud getting chewed out by Commander Niemen of the Ferrous Corporation (whom we haven't seen since Season 1, Episode 2). He tells her there's a war coming … and the Raza gang holds the key to its victory.