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An unstable scientist escapes from the Federation Weapons Development Base with a horrific weapon; one that can kill anyone, over any distance in the galaxy, once they are tagged. The scientist, Coser, and a companion hide on a desolate abandoned planet. Coser appears to be more and more paranoid as time passes.
However, these events are actually being orchestrated by Servalan and her brilliant Psycho Strategist (otherwise known as a Puppeteer) Carnell. Servalan wants the weapon, but wants everyone else to think it was destroyed along with its creator. She orders a clone of Blake to be created by the Clone Masters. She is told that Coser will give the weapon over to Blake, even if it’s a clone of Blake.
However, one variable unforeseen by the Psycho Strategist leads to a totally different outcome. Can Blake and his crew use this one misstep by the Puppeteer to stay alive?
IMIPAK: Induced Molecular Instability Projector And Key (the weapon being sought after by all sides in the episode here).
This episode marks the first appearance of Brian Croucher
as Space Commander Travis, having taken over the role from the previous actor, Stephen Greif
Avon: Auron may be different, Cally, but on Earth it is considered ill-mannered to kill your friends while committing suicide.
Avon: It's a triple-A security installation.
Vila: We have got into those before.
Avon: Usually with your screams of protest ringing in our ears.
Travis: Honesty at last. A mark of contempt?
Servalan: Or respect. A man might see it as respect. You would have. Once.
Blake: It's not a question of sides, Vila.
Avon: No, it's a question of intelligence, so your opinion has very little relevance.
Servalan: I'm capable of taking the one thing you have left, if you persist with your impertinence.
Travis: Is there anything of value that remains to me?
Servalan: Blake's death.
Travis: I meant no impudence, Supreme Commander.
Orac: There is no rational basis for the concept you call luck.
Avon: Gung ho.
Vila: Why ask my opinion in the first place?
Cally: Actually, nobody did.
Avon: (to Vila) Unless you want your last words to be "So that's IMIPAK!
Carnell: (flirting) I don't suppose you'd care to discuss my fee at this particular point, would you?
Servalan: (flirting back) No.
Carnell: (recording; to Servalan) Oh, and one other thing, I must tell you this. You are undoubtedly the sexiest officer I have ever known.