Dylan's old friend Flavin returns to Andromeda, revealing he survived his encounter with a solar flare. The captain discovers more about his Paradine powers, while Rhade and Doyle enter negotiations with a pair of warring gangsters.
Harper discovers a potential new power source for the Andromeda - charged quartz crystals, which are being mined on a nearby planet. Dylan and Rhade infiltrate the workers' community, but quickly find themselves getting involved in their internal disputes.
Trance grows anxious that others blame her for their misfortunes, and absconds into Seefra-1's underground network of tunnels. Dylan and Doyle promptly pursue her, and are intrigued to stumble on ancient Verdan technology
A mysterious figure appears and terrorises the crew with accusations of murder. A wide-scale investigation ensues to determine who the man is, and why he is making such claims.
An old friend of Harper's, who had apparently died a long time ago, returns to help the crew in their battle to defend Seefra-5 - which is in danger of being destroyed.
Beka grows suspicious of her new boyfriend, who turns out to be an old foe planning to amass a powerful and fearsome army.
An old flame woos Trance, and as she begins to get involved with him she starts to regain her memory. Meanwhile, Beka, Rhade, Doyle and Harper search for a treasure.
Every Seefra planet but one comes under threat of being completely destroyed following the appearance of Trance's sun.
The black hole that snared Dylan following the Nietzschean ambush reopens and the crew try to avoid it for the second time.