Dutch, D'avin, Johnny and Turin are planning an all-ought insurgency, targeting the Hullen sleeper cells on Commander Banyon's RAC fleet. They've rounded up Killjoys committed to extinguishing this alien threat.
Before onboarding the RAC ship, Johnny sets off a nerve agent to pour in through the vents that will paralyze all the Hullen and non-Hullen on board. Dutch's team has been given masks to save themselves from the effects.
And Fancy Lee is going to find out who. He thinks that Kitaan, who's only been in Turin's lab for a short time, might have some answers. She wastes no time in trying to lure back Lee to the dark side. He almost gives in.
Radek kept Johnny and D'avin alive so that he could torture one or both of them into confessing how it was they went about poisoning the plasma supply on Arkyn. They don't tell, so Radek applies pressure. To Johnny's brain.
Cardiff voices his doubts about Fancy Lee's loyalty to Turin. Lee, an ex-Hullen, could have leaked the plot to his old buddies on the ship. Turin doesn't dismiss this theory, and starts to question Lee's allegiance himself.
Neither Johnny nor D'avin are coming clean about the Arkyn job, so Radek has to step his game up a notch. He threatens to kill the "innocent" Killjoy McCavoy if they don't talk. But when McCavoy reveals that it was he who squealed about the plan to the Hullen (in exchange for plasma transfusion), nobody could care less if he dies. And then he does.
Dutch breaks into the torture room, disposes of the guard, frees Johnny, and shows him a gift she brought him: a bomb. Awww, thoughtful. He can program the bomb to target Hullen alone, leaving human ship members untouched. Hopefully. That brain scrambling device really scrambled his brain.
Meanwhile, Kitaan has gotten Lee in a headlock. Turin is actually considering blowing the two of them up in the event that the whole thing is a diversion. Cardiff (ignorant of recent revelations) is certain Lee is the mole, and Turin just doesn't know anymore.
Before Turin can kill them both, Lee manages to disengage the headlock and wrestle Kitaan to the ground. Phew. That was a close one. But perhaps the blow that hurt Lee the most was seeing Turin doubt him. There's a rift in that friendship now.
What's going on with Aneela? She's rerouted her ship into Quad territory, purportedly to pick up a package for Delle Seyah. This was a lie: she's really there to blow up RAC outposts before they turn against her.