The killjoys reconvene on Lucy and plan their next move. D'av wants to find Jaq, his son, but both Johnny and Dutch think he's safer if they don't. Besides, Johnny can't seem to get an analysis of the sample of charred Lady-baby that he wanted to, and Zeph might... so they plot a course for Old Town.
Dutch thinks D'av is compromised, so she devises a plan to segregate him from the group. She dupes him into thinking he's going to space walk, but then traps him in the airlock. Dutch wants to know how D'av made it out of the torture lock so easily, and he finally admits that it was Khlyen. This changes the complexity of things.
Dutch lures D'av and Johnny into a chamber, where they find her... naked. She requests that they get naked too. Why? Because when two or more naked bodies are in a room together, Lucy's surveillance shuts down. When they're all denuded, Dutch spills: she thinks Lucy may have been compromised by The Lady, and that it was Lucy who sabotaged the engine. So D'av will stay with Dutch while Johnny goes to check on the ship log.
While Johnny is trying to rout out The Lady from the mainframe, the REAL Lucy shows up in the form of a hologram to tell Johnny that the virus is spreading throughout her system, and it can't be stopped. The only thing to do now is to wipe it clean. That's hard for Johnny to do, he loves the ship! But, alas, it's KO to Luce.
After a quick mourning drinking session, the Killjoys decide to hand themselves over to the boarding Lady. Lucy told them that they needed to get close enough to defeat her, and surrender is the only way to do that.