Earthforce diverts the Excalibur from its next investigation in order to test a group of refugees from the Drakh War for the plague. The orders do not sit well with Eilerson, who is under pressure from IPX to report something profitable. They are even less popular with the refugees, whose suspicions of Earthforce’s motives only grow when Chambers’ tests confirm they were infected – but probably after they left Earth. Dureena discovers that others escaped her world before the planet-killer destroyed them – but now the plague threatens to finish the job. A borrowed security code helps Gideon uncover the refugees’ past as military test subjects, but before he can offer any help, some of the refugees take Chambers hostage and demand to leave the planet…thus spreading the virus across the galaxy.
written by Fiona Avery
directed by Tony Dow
music by Evan H. Chen
Guest Cast: Peter Deanda (General Thompson), Sharrise Baker (IPX official), Brian Thompson (Robert Black), Eric Ware (Tim), Scott Carollo (Colonist), Nancy Linehan Charles (Villager), Curt Lowens (Old One)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer