There is dissent aboard the Liberator about the crew’s next course of action. Jenna wants to hunt down Space Major Kade and take revenge, but Blake sends Cally to trail Kade instead, over Jenna’s protest. Cally finds that Travis has beaten her to it: he’s using Kade as bait to draw Jenna and the rest of the Liberator crew into a trap. Blake, Avon and Vila teleport to a cargo ship that may contain a clue to the whereabouts of Federac, the Federation’s analogue of Orac, only to discover that the ship seems to contain Federac itself – and other dangers. Acting on her own desire for revenge, Jenna leaves Blake and the others stranded and takes the Liberator back to the planet to find Kade, but Orac, preoccupied with discovering more about Federac, then leaves Jenna and Cally stranded on a primitive planet with Travis and a hostile local population. Is anyone, or anything, among the Liberator crew acting out of anything except self-interest?
Cast: Gareth Thomas (Blake), Paul Darrow (Avon), Michael Keating (Vila), Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Brian Croucher (Travis), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Bethan Walker (Locklan), Hugh Fraser (President)
Notes: The planet Vere is a nod to classic Blake’s 7 TV director (and, in series four, producer) Vere Lorrimer (1920-1998).
LogBook entry by Earl Green