Dr. Belman's daughter does human testing on herself with an accelerant that causes her to rapidly evolve. Joshua Doors decides somebody should run against President Thompson in the election, somebody who will stand up to the Taelons.
Using Jiridian technology, scientists create a physical bio surrogates where a human consciousness can be transferred. When a surrogate escapes, they must find it before it uses its fighting and weapons knowledge.
A Taelon program offers a transformation into a younger, healthier version of oneself. Liam fears that something more dangerous is also happening. Lili is worried that Doors' run for the presidency is negatively affecting the resistance.
A mysterious death by poisoning creates questions about the safety of portal technology. When a Taelon is killed in the same manner, the investigation leads to a very smart scientist that even the Resistance was scared to work with.
A group of Resistance capture a volunteer from a Taelon program for youth. Liam decides they may learn valuable information from her. They also decide to send in one of their own as a volunteer to see what the program is teaching.
Lili is given a psychotropic drug called "bliss" via a Taelon device. They discover it is widespread. With an instantly strong addictive property, the addicts are dying within 48 hours. The investigation leads Liam and Sandoval to Ireland.
With a reporter on board, the Taelon mother ship is highjacked into interdimensional space. Liam is the prime suspect, causing an even bigger rift between Da'an and Zo'or. As the ship floats, lost in space, they must find the real culprit.
A shuttle crashes on a beach after being pursued by a second Taelon piloted shuttle. When Liam locates the survivor (a Taelon called Belleye), he claims to want to help the Resistance take back Earth from the Taelons.
Augur is recruited by a Taelon weapons project, but the others are worried about his involvement. When the project is launched earlier than originally planned to fight a Jiridian fleet, the Earth is in danger.
A Jiridian probe headed for Earth is shot down by the Taelon Embassy and crashes outside of D.C. Liam recovers the probe, but he, Augur, and Julia are captured by another underground resistance movement led by the real Colonel Liam Kincaid.
As the election draws near, Liam believes Zo'or is trying to have Jonathan Doors murdered. The Resistance worries that an attack is imminent at the final debate. Julia mobilizes a group to protect Doors against Liam's wishes.
An unknown woman saves Augur and Liam from the raids on the Resistance. Lili sabotages the mother ship, but Zo'or stops its total destruction. Lili is reportedly dead. The investigation on the President's shooter continues.
A group posing as volunteers attacks using a stolen skrill prototype that does not require an implant to control. It is discovered that the skrill queen is also missing. The investigation leads to a resistance group called Black Wednesday.
An old business partner of Augur's is hired by Da'an to get information about the Resistance, resulting in the death of many members. Meanwhile, Sandoval finds out he has a life threatening blood disorder.
Liam and Renee investigate a dead pregnant woman missing her fetus. They discover a town that Da'an helped after a nuclear meltdown and a suspicious brother and sister who were part of an early experiment to combine human and Taelon DNA.
Pad'ar is a fierce battle game where spectators can connect via a "jack patch" that Liam suspects is causing neurological damage to users. When a Pad'ar warrior dies, it raises even more questions about the safety.
Lili wakes up, supposedly on Earth after a coma, and is told the Jaridians have come and conquered the Taelons. She remembers Sandoval telling her she no longer has and Earth-based physiology and believes things are not as they seem.