WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
It is the eve of war, and one of Alvis' acolytes has brought him back knives taken from the Scarbacks. Knives which can be used to identify Hullen from human. Knives which will help them wage this war.
And back on the RAC, the gang get an unexpected drop-in by Delle Seyah, who's looking to parlay before bullets or blows are traded. She has some leverage, too: she says she's carrying D'avin's baby. Holy mackerel!
Zeph and D'avin have a plan that wouldn't involve killing Aneela, and thereby Dutch. What if they used the cube to imprison Aneela long enough to wipe out her entire Hullen army? But what would lure Aneela into the cube? Inception. The movie? No, the concept. What if they planted a memory of Dutch in the cube into Aneela's head? Just might work.
First, they're going to need a Hullen substrate to carry the memory transfer. That's where one of Turin's guinnea pigs, Kitaan, comes in. Dutch breaks her out of the brig temporarily in order to use her as the inadvertent messenger of the false memory.
Pippin takes D'avin to an underground, virtual reality depot run by this man: Mano. He hooks the guys up with a device that implants memories into brains so real, it's like they really happened. For realsies.
To make the memory believable, Dutch and D'avin need to act out a made up scene. But their acting skills are…let's just say they should stick to Killjoying. Pippin offers some direction for how to make the interaction more plausible.
The Hullen that Dutch sprung from the brig is brought into the lab. While the Killjoys and Pippin try to incept the memory into her head, she catches wise and puts up a mental block. This is going to be harder than expected.
Johnny agrees to Delle Seyah's request, and employs Zeph's assistance in conducting some ultrasonic testing. The baby's human, about 5 months old (well, actually 3 days), and somehow, beyond belief, not being attacked by the Hullen plasma. Oh, and it's definitely D'avin's baby. But when the little one starts to kick like a mule, Zeph has reason to believe that the thing is not entirely human. If it is a Hullen baby, then that means they've cracked the code to reproduction...and could reproduce like people. Read: Hullen overthrow.
In a change of heart, Fancy Lee springs Turin free from his RAC cell. In an act of good faith, he uses one of the knives that Alvis was handing out to cut his own hand, shedding his human blood. He gives the knife to Turin, who has the choice to prove himself, and regain his honor.
So, after a little threatening talk, Kitaan is willing to go along with the ruse and Pippin goes about implanting the false memory, while extracting some of the ones that give their plan away. It's a total Christopher Nolan moment.
While Dutch and D'avin are celebrating the successful memory transplant in the kitchen, Pippin is charged with watching over the "sleeping" Kitaan. Only she's not asleep. And when she wakes up, she's able to trick Pippin into freeing her, and redirecting the ship's course...straight into an asteroid. Lucy goes offline, and all those onboard are thrown for a loop.
Oh, it's going down. Somebody yell timber. Dutch and Kitaan engage in fisticuffs like you've never seen. The brawl lasts a good while, but Kitaan ends up getting her hands all over the plasma. She's just about to transmit the fake memory to all the Hullen and blow the Killjoys' plan wide open, when D'avin comes up and stuns her with a cattle prod.
The pregnancy tests complete, Delle Seyah asks to be returned back to her ship. But Johnny won't let that happen. He's going to stick her in the brig, and use her as leverage. Ah, how the tables have turned. But will his violation of parlay rules come back to bite him in the butt?
Well, the plan foiled, Dutch is now pretty set on killing both Aneela and herself. D'avin is understandably distressed. And what better time to make a pass at the one you really love than under emotional duress? Right.
D'avin comes clean to his brother about Dutch's plans. And just when Dutch thinks she'll have to justify herself one more time, she's surprised: Johnny is on board with it. But he won't let her do it alone.
And before the Reckoning Night festivities get underway, Aneela makes a surprise visit to Alvis in his monastery. She doesn't have a lot to confess to the holy man, except that she's evil. But that's self-evident.