A spaceship traveling at high speed fails to detect the presence of the Ark in its path, and its pilot loses control. Devon, Garth and Rachel suit up for a spacewalk to examine damage that they don’t realize has been caused by the collision of the smaller ship with the Ark. They find two visitors who at least appear human, a man named Oro and a woman named Idona, but their guests seem to be very elusive about where they came from, where they’re going, and why they’re making the journey in the first place. For the most part, Oro and Idona conduct repairs to their own ship, and quietly dismiss any discussion of using their expertise to save the Ark by changing its course. Oro even claims to know of the accident that left the ship adrift, but isn’t discussing any specifics. To try to convince Oro to help, Devon attempts to play on his uncertainty: with the Ark adrift, how can Oro even be sure of where he is now, much less whether he’ll be able to get home if he can even repair his craft? To complicate things even more, Idona quietly asks Rachel and Garth for asylum: she wants to remain on the Ark – with Garth – instead of continuing her journey with Oro. Oro is displeased with the request, arguing that Idona’s health is fragile and that her well-being has been entrusted to him alone. He claims that she won’t survive unless she leaves the Ark with him. But a mishap during the repair of Oro’s ship may settle the question of whether anyone is leaving – or whether Idona will live or die.
Guest Cast: Walter Koenig (Oro), Alexandra Bastedo (Idona)
LogBook entry by Earl Green