Ulysses and the Doctor attempt to infiltrate Rehktor Engineering's data banks for information on the whereabouts of the secret Blood family lab, while Sir Aldous and the Captain probe information from an unweary grunt in a nearby cafe. In a strange coincidence, both missions ultimately culminate in a bathroom.
The crew deals with the remnants of their crystal hitchhikers before docking at a high port outside of Whallac 9. The answers they seek lie within the confines of the city below, but obtaining that information won't be easy.
The battle against the crystal menace continues. The doctor uses the grappler arms to hold off incoming hostiles, while the rest of the crew attempts to survive the confrontation in the engine room. It will take a lot of lucky rolls and the assistance of some repair drones to make it through this one.
The crew seizes an opportunity to ally with Cliff Gargus and his gang, after Ulysses tells a bold lie. However, this unique method of creating new enemies for the Blood family lands everyone in the middle of a gang war.