Nola and Irisa are both unconscious and now share a dreamlike space where they re-live events from their past. Doc Yewl concludes they are dying and that they now have a shared psychic connection owing to the stasis pod they were in for 7 months. If they are to live, she will have to operate simultaneously on both of them, but to do that she needs access to Omec technology. As for Nolan and Irisa, the memories they now share drives a wedge between them. Meanwhile, Datak is upset with Stahma and the fact that her plan to kill T'evgin failed. She goes to plan B, as does Datak. At General Rahm Tak's camp, Alak makes a break for freedom.