The story resumes six months after Leo's death. Tobbe's inadvertent use of the memory stick has released a virus that has spread world-wide via the internet, infecting Hubots and causing serious malfunctions. Inger meets with a government official, who tells her her family is not being held responsible for the virus, but she is forced to acquiesce to the sanitised official explanation of the events surrounding Leo's imprisonment and death. On her way home, she witnesses a hubot malfunctioning on the train. At home, Hans has lost his job, Tobbe is still smitten with Mimi, and Vera is now also living with the Engmanns after Lennart's death. A pair of railway maintenance workers find Bea's inactive body in a tunnel, where she had fallen after being shot 6 months earlier, but when they reactivate her, she brutally slays them both and escapes. Silas is released from prison and reunites with Jonas. They return to Silas' workshop, where he finds Odi, who has waited for him, although his ...