Warning: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
18 hours ago, monks shot up the Leith bazaar; Alvis has been apprehended, and Dutch says they owe it to him to help, even if the Jaqobis boys are more reluctant. Dutch needs Johnny to have Carleen decrypt Khlyen's files so they can figure out how to combat Level 6. It's do or die time.
The Company broadcasts Alvis' confession, which Dutch and Johnny assume must've been coerced, but all hell is going to break loose now. Curfew goes into effect. Dutch thinks what's happening to Alvis and what Khlyen said about trouble coming to the Quad are connected. Bottom line: they have to save Alvis.
The Jaqobis boys head to the post-shootout Leith bazaar and find Bellus thankfully unharmed. They ask her what she's heard about Level 6, but she's only heard tall tales; "gene-splicing, reanimation, crazy stuff," but no one has proof.
Dutch convinces Hills to let her visit Alvis in jail. "Forget about me; worry about Westerley." He asks Dutch to get him entry codes so that he and his fellow revolutionaries can save Westerley. Dutch only cares about saving him. Alvis: "Are you really gonna deny the last request of a sexy dying man?" He makes a good point.
Carleen gets to decrypting Khlyen's files. She's getting really into it, too … until Khlyen surprises her with a slashed throat. He offers to make it painless if she gives him what was taken: the liquid that Johnny stole.
Dutch, Johnny, and D'avin go undercover as monks into the underground tunnels. They're asked to prove their faith, and Johnny surprises everyone by knowing the words to a blessing. He's not a true believer, but the tunnel guy isn't so sure.
As Westerley descends into chaos upon the news that the Nine are going to vote to rescind their promise of Leith land to seventh-generation Westerleyns, Delle Sayeh calls in Dutch's debt to her and requests her presence.
Delle Sayeh receives Dutch and Johnny with a mixed reaction and a skimpy outfit. Delle clearly has some kind of chemistry happening with Dutch. She wants Dutch to be her security with the contentious vote today (she's received death threats).
Dutch spots someone carrying what she recognizes as the genetic bomb from Leith a few episodes ago. She and Johnny chase the guy down, but the weapon gets loose, and Delle Sayeh purposefully sets it off.
Johnny chases down Delle Sayeh, who tells him that it was Khlyen who insisted Dutch be on hand for this. She assumed Dutch and Johnny were in on it. She also alludes to "what's coming" to Old Town tonight.
Aboard Lucy and heading home, Dutch and Johnny learn that the Resistance is being blamed for the assassinations on Qresh (in supposed retaliation for Alvis' sentencing), giving the Company cover to rescind the Westerlyn immigration promise and crack down on Old Town. And now bombers are being sent to Old Town.
Khlyen and Dav fight, but Khlyen clearly has the upper hand. Level 6 has its advantages. "She needs me back in her life to protect her from the mediocrity of you." Dav says to just kill him already. "I tried killing the last one; the husband. I lost her for six years." Intriguing! Khlyen says he's got something else planned for Dav.
Dutch and Alvis (and their respective squads) meet in the tunnels. Alvis is headed towards the bunkers. Dutch and Johnny are headed to Lucy to get off Westerley. Pawter decides to stay with Alvis in the bunkers, since the rebels will need a doctor. She asks John about her mother, and he lies to her that she said nice things. Pawter knows it's a lie, but she appreciated it.
Dutch and company next run into Hills, who tries to detain them. Dutch unloads on him for framing Alvis and giving the company an excuse to bomb, though she soon realizes it was Hills who pulled the air raid alarm, giving people the chance to escape. He decides to let them go.
Dav wakes up in what appears to be a secret RAC Level 6 facility. Screaming in the background. Fancy Lee in a bed next to him, seemingly being experimented on (likely being turned into a Level 6 being, possibly against his will). He's in a Red 17 facility on the 4th planet in the Quad system: Arkyn.