An old friend of Talia’s, business executive Taro Isogi, arrives to open negotiations with Amanda Carter of the Mars provisional government, who herself is a former member of the radical Free Mars movement. After a successful meeting which seems to point to Isogi’s corporation helping to stabilize the uncertain future of the Mars Colony, Taro and Talia are en route to dinner when a man stops them, electrocutes Taro by hand, says “Free Mars” and flees the scene, leaving Talia alive. Talia briefly senses an image in the murderer’s mind, a first-person memory of being in a spacecraft destroyed by an Earth Alliance heavy cruiser. After an attempt to locate and kill Talia, the killer himself seems to suffer some kind of attack and seeks out Carter’s help. Garibaldi identifies him as Abel Horn – a former Mars rebel who is officially listed as dead. Conspiracy buff Sheridan is the first to realize that Horn is the victim/subject of cybernetic experimentation carried out by a mysterious secret agency on Earth known as Bureau 13.
Guest Cast: Michael Beck (Abel Horn), Adrienne Barbeau (Amanda Carter), James Shigeta (Taro Isoga), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Jessica Walter (Senator Elise Voudreau), Annie Grindlay (Thirteen/Psi Cop), Joshua Cox (Tech #1)
LogBook entry by Earl Green