Lt. Corwin’s promotion is an occasion for concern for Sheridan and Ivanova, who are worried that Corwin’s increased security clearance may allow him to eavesdrop on the command crew’s preparations for the Shadow War. Sheridan orders Ivanova to talk to Corwin quietly, to determine if his loyalty to Earthforce is blind. Franklin finds a previously unknown neural parasite attached to the spinal cord of a dead man, and Marcus is concerned when one of his Ranger contacts goes missing. Marcus enlists Franklin’s help in searching for his friend, only to discover that several lurkers have been infested by the same parasites – and the mind-controlled lurkers take the Ranger and the doctor hostage to keep from being exposed. In the meantime, Corwin misinterprets Ivanova’s request for a private meeting in every possible way.
Guest Cast: James Warwick (Matthew Duffin), Wylie Small (Jacque Lee), Aubrey Morris (Duncan), Joshua Cox (Corwin), Ross Gottstein (Vendor), Eric Steinberg (Samuel), Donald Willis (Trader), Michael McKenzie (Man), Carrie Dobro (Dr. Harrison), Kat Cressida (Kat), Roger Rook (Lurker), Leslie Pratt (Woman)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer