WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Dutch, stilling suffering from the guilt that comes with killing innocent people, is looking for all kinds of comfort. From the bottle, from D'avin's lips, etc. D'avin, though his intentions are mysterious, rebuffs Dutch's come on.
The Killjoys have been asked to provide door service for the burial of a number of fallen Killjoy commanders from the failed Hullen coup. The affair is taking place on Westerly's Necropolis, accessible only by shuttle elevator. The Nine are making their obligatory appearance at the ceremony, of them is Louella Simms, sister to the deceased Pawter Simms. Johnny is intent on smoothing things over with her. It doesn't go so well, and she ends up dismissing him most inhospitably.
As part of the funeral ceremony, Alvis, who's officiating the rites, gives all the Nine and the Killjoys a pill containing a seed, symbolizing regrowth. Everyone takes it. It's like a vitamin supplement.
Before returning to Westerly on the shuttle elevator, Johnny tries yet again to make things right with him and Louella. Dutch and D'avin exit the elevator shuttle just as the doors are closing. They'll catch the next one. Or wil they? The elevator makes an unplanned, halting stop, and the lights go out. And when the lights come back on...
Alvis, who's the only non-Killjoy with a weapon on him (why a monk has a weapon is anyone's guess), is rightfully questioned by Dutch. Though he didn't kill anyone, he was asked by Malik before the ceremony to absolve her and the rest of the Nine for their sins...for money. He declined, and didn't know why the Nine needed such immediate dispensation. But whatever it was, it must have been bad.
So basically, Gander briefs Delle Seyah on the real situation: Aneela is being held captive and monitored by the Hullen overlords. She's a genius with the plasma, and they want to know how she works her magic. Right now, she's taking a bath in the stuff, and it's sending her on a mindtrip where she meets up with Khlyen. They talk about plasma and how he's dead and wandering her memories and stuff.
Under Zeph's phoned-in supervision, Dutch performs an autopsy on the dead Malik in search of the cause of death. When she gets down and dirty in the guts, she finds that they've been turned into gut soup. But the incision she made is large enough for the culprit to get out.
Meanwhile, Johnny, who's been in Necropolis trying to figure out how to restart the elevator's engine and get the Nine and Killjoys to safety, receives a photo message from D'avin of the robotic insect. He sends it to Lucy for scanning. She finds the owner of the bug: the Simms family. That's Louella's people!
Why did she do it? For revenge, what else? The Nine turned a blind eye to her family's plight and her sister's murder. So she wanted to kill them all. It's only natural. How did she do it? She slipped the insects in the seeds from the ceremony, and spit hers out before she swallowed it. Conniving.
The Killjoys must act quickly before they get ripped up by the robotic bugs inside them. Lucy's able to activate the loading dock's gravitational pull, which is 3x that of the sun, meaning the elevator will be coming in screaming. Their only hope is that Dutch is able to shoot the emergency brakes just in time for landing.
Meanwhile, Aneela is having doubts that the Khlyen in her imagination is the real Khlyen of her imagination and not one of Gander's plants looking for answers to the plasma. Her suspicions are right on point.
Back in Westerly, the Killjoys and Nine are mourning the fallen soldiers as they are meant to be mourned: over lots of booze. Dutch pulls Cullen, one of the Nine, and reads him the riot act. She calls the Nine out for their selfishness and fear in the face of the very real Hullen threat. The Nine had no intention of staying around to find out what would happen when they got there-- they were planning a getaway shortly enough. Dutch promises to hunt them down, if the Hullen don't get to them first.
D'avin wanted to talk to Dutch about the near-smootch they had earlier. So she tells him to meet her outside with a bottle of booze. While she's there, though, Zeph comes up to her with some big news: she found out what Khlyen was keeping in the Remnant. Memories stored in human brain tissue. They beeline it for the lab, leaving D'avin twiddling his thumbs.