Picking up where the previous episode left off, Liberator is back on course to Aristo, and the four who have been on Cephlon are showing signs of radiation sickness. If they don't receive decontamination medicine soon, they will die.
drawing by Deborah Walsh
"Die!" Vila cries. "I can't do that!"
"I'm afraid you can," Avon says with a smile. "It's the one talent we all share. Even you."
So, as Avon says, they "race to deliver medical supplies that will
save a man's life in the hope that he will have medical supplies that will save ours,"
Servalan and Travis arrive on Aristo first and they try to sneak into the base. On the way Servalan is attacked by a huge amphibian. Travis destroys it before it can do any serious harm, but she is shaken. As she stands there visibly shaking, he says, "I'll go first if you like."
"No, Travis," she says, regaining control of herself and of her subordinate. "You will follow me!"
Blake and Cally take a different route, coming in more openly with the needed medical supplies. Ensor dies before they can help him, but not before he gives them the decontaminent drugs they need and puts Orac in their hands.
Meanwhile. aboard the Liberator, Avon, tired of waiting, wakes Vila. "You and I are going down to the surface ... I don't intend to sit around and wait to die."
They arrive just in time to rescue Blake and Cally from Servalan and Travis: Just in time to bring Orac back to the ship to show them a prediction of the Liberator's destruction.
- Additional Cast
- Ensor - Derek Farr
- Phibians - James Muir Paul Kidd
- Additional Credits (See Regular Series Credits)
- Production Assistant - Geoffrey Manton
- Film Recordist - John Gatland
- Film Editor - M. A. C. Adams
- Studio Sound - Tony Millier
- Designer - Martin Collins
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