The crew is growing restless and some are refusing to take orders. Chief Prosser and the Captain come to an accommodation however and they agree to work together. The Captain wants to find his three missing crewmen and asks Julian Serrat for his help. There is a price to be paid however and one that he finds difficult to meet leading to a death. In Washington, Admiral Arthur Shepard wants to find out how and why the order to the Colorado went over the Antarctic network. He turns to Kylie Sinclair to get the answers for him. She is despondent however that the schematics for the Perseus system have been stolen from her apartment.