The launch silo doors needed to reach Scorpio and leave Dorian’s base are locked by some means even Vila doesn’t know how to open, and Avon’s mission to gather raw materials for a teleport system gets him captured by the Hommiks, the male faction of the planet’s people. Vila is visited by Pela, one of the last three surviving Seska, who are the women of Xenon, and he is told that unless the door is opened every 48 hours which will soon come to pass since Dorian is dead, a nuclear compression charge will destroy the base. Tarrant and Dayna find Avon and, with the help of the Seska, free him from the Hommiks. Avon then reveals that he in fact has the teleportal worked out, but Pella, driven by a hunger for power, uses telekinesis to open the door and board Scorpio, taking off. Avon boards using the teleportal and kills her. At this time, the others also come to Scorpio, ready to begin the fight anew, now with Soolin at their side.
written by Ben Steed
directed by Mary Ridge
music by Dudley Simpson
Cast: Paul Darrow (Avon), Michael Keating (Vila), Steven Pacey (Tarrant), Josette Simon (Dayna), Glynis Barber (Soolin), Peter Tuddenham (Orac, Slave), Dicken Ashworth (Gunn-Sar), Juliet Hammond Hill (Pella), Jenny Oulton (Niria), Paul Ridley (Cato), Alison Glennie (Kate), Linda Barr (Luxia)
LogBook entry by Earl Green