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In Old Town, D'avin is getting into alley brawls now that he's off the team and no longer living aboard Lucy. Meanwhile, he catches Alvis with some contraband, and they have a little disagreement about covert warfare and how the upcoming rebellion in Old Town is not Dav's war.
In order to find Khlyen, Dutch needs to hook herself up with the neuro-link again. Her consciousness gets projected into deep space, where she finds a glowy plasma thing — cutting edge technology, says Carleen. Dutch says Khlyen is close, but Carleen says her vitals are risky.
Dav's bright idea is to tell the RAC that they've come to dissolve their team. But Turin, the jerky RAC guy who hates Dutch, doesn't quite buy it. He suspects they're up to something. Dav confesses his attempt to kill Dutch in order to get Turin to believe them, though this might get his Killjoy status revoked altogether. (Or worse!)
Meanwhile, Turin starts leaning on Dav for information about Dutch. He wants to know why she appears to have been protected from on high. "Why is she marked for Red 17?" he continues. Dav remembers the significance of that name.
Dutch holds the poison to her own neck. She realized that she is Khlyen's only weakness. "I want you to know what it feels like to not be in control." He says he made her a weapon instead of a victim, which isn't a good enough answer, so she injects herself.
Johnny reaches the bowl of glowy green goo. It's humming and rippling with energy. It's a computer, like Carleen theorized, and he's able to operate it by dipping his hands in it. He downloads all the files on Khlyen, then he takes some of the goo with him, some for Carleen and some for him.
Dutch, the poison sinking in, has so many questions. Khlyen tells her he re-entered her life when she took that Level 5 kill warrant, because it told him she was finally ready (actually it was Johnny who took it on her behalf, so he could go save Dav). Dutch finally asks the big question: why her? Why did he pick her to train? They're interrupted by guards though.
Our Killjoys escape to Lucy but she can't fly away while the RAC is on lockdown. Dutch makes it to the ship in time to override the locks on Lucy. She tells the boys to leave her behind. John won't do it, but Dutch (and Lucy) are making the calls.