Liber8 is actively supporting and encouraging violent protests but it all becomes deadly serious when they kidnap the CEO of Exotrol, Henrietta Sherman. Kiera suspects Liber8 was behind the violence at the protest to provide cover for the kidnapping. A video of Sherman is soon on the Internet and her kidnappers demands, $20 million in cash, is revealed. It's all part of a game however as Edouard Kagame decides to put the decision to kill or free her to an Internet vote. It turns out that someone inside Exotrol may be working with Liber8. While Kiera is away, Kellogg breaks into her apartment and steals the piece of the time travel device. Alec faces his own dilemma when he realizes that his step-brother Julian is one of the violent protesters.