Thale needs to meet with D'Branin privately, and telepathically takes him to the exterior of the ship to talk. He tells him what Lommie/Cynthia is up to, and that if he wants to reach the Volcryn he needs to be on that pod. Not Lommie.
Lommie/Cynthia confronts Jhirl. She is angry, and a bit thrilled to share Captain Eris's true origin with Jhirl. That, in truth, they are both genetically altered and should be considered brother and sister. Ewwwww.
Thale attempts to communicate with Lommie's consciousness, trapped in the computer's system. The team wants her to shut down the ship in an attempt to save everyone on board. They reach her, and she agrees to shut down the Nightflyer.