John and D’Avin leave young Jaq (aka Ozzie) in the care of his mother, who is hiding out on Arkyn in Red 9 (presumably down the block from Red 17), drinking a purple bottle of hokk, and reviewing Khlyen’s research into the nature of The Green. (She knew about the weapon that Khlyen devised to destroy The Lady before D’Avin mentioned it.) Khlyen must have told her how to access Red 9. Delle Seyah is also aware of the locations of Khlyen’s other safe houses in The Quad.
D’Avin, John, and Dutch return to the Armada where Turin (Patrick Garrow) is plotting to retake the RAC and free the kidnapped children being held there (as well as capture the only liquid pool of green in The J). Turin’s plan does not work. Weej and the undercover Killjoys with him are killed when their ship encounters a hitherto undetected biophasic shield. Continue reading →
Zeph (Kelly McCormack) needs to know the internal layout of the now-abandoned Necropolis. She’s planning to teleport one of Khlyen’s cubes into the place using a jump drive and doesn’t want to materialize inside anything solid. (Zeph may have devised a practical system of teleportation that does not require a receiver at the destination.) Scarbacks now consider the Necropolis a sacred tomb and won’t allow anyone to enter, so they’ll be no help. Fortunately, Gared (Gavin Fox) chimes in with a suggestion. “What about an ex-Scarback?” he asks. (Gared himself isn’t one, but he knows people.) Continue reading →
Six months have passed since the last episode, and there have been a few changes. Prax (Terry Chen) has gone to Ganymede with his daughter Mei to help rebuild the station there. Naomi (Dominique Tipper) has taken a leave of absence from the Rocinante and is now Chief Engineer on the Behemoth (formerly the Nauvoo) under the command of Camina Drummer (Cara Gee). Avasarala has become UN Secretary-General, following the resignation of Sorrento-Gillis. That jellyfish thing that the protomolecule built on Venus (Volovodov thought it looked like a squid) has traveled to a spot outside the orbit of Uranus and constructed a ring shaped thing that shows no signs of activity and emits “no radiation or signals of any kind”. Curious Martians and Earthers hover in the vicinity of the ring, trying to figure out what it might be. Continue reading →