Zeph runs some tests and discovers that the Hullen cells in the young boy's body identify human cells as inferior, and requiring updating, thus causing him to grow up at such an extreme speed. Zeph needs to get him back to her lab on the armada if there's any hope of slowing down his aging.
And something weird is happening on Westerly: children are going missing. They're looking for the first natural born Hullen — getting straight to the source. The armada has lost all power, so Turin sends Fancy Lee to go investigate. He doesn't get anywhere with this poor slob.
Dutch refuses to allow them to return to the Quad — that's exactly where the Lady will be waiting for them. But to save the child, they're going to need a bioweapons expert. Pip knows a guy named... Kravn. On a planet called... Utopia.
Fancy Lee and Gared are sneaking around the Quad when they spot a group of hooded thugs breaking into hovels and stealing kids. When they attempt to intervene, Fancy Lee is knocked out and Gared is taken in.
While the three Killjoys are sharing a celebratory drink, Dutch asks Johnny again if there's anything he hasn't told her about that memory she's got. Turns out, there's an inconsistency in the way they remember things. That assassin they fended off? Dutch remembers it was a woman, but Johnny knows it was a guy. Looks like Khlyen implanted a code in Dutch's memory — a code the Lady wants access to.