"I meant what I said on Goth, Avon," Blake says. "We are not going to use Star One. We are going to destroy it."
"I never doubted it. I never doubted your fanaticism. As far as I am concerned, you can destroy whatever you like. You can stir up a thousand revolutions. You can wade in blood up to your armpits. Oh, and you can lead the rabble to victory, whatever that might mean. just so long as there is an end to it. When Star One is gone, it is finished, Blake. And I want it finished. I want to be free."
"But you are free now, Avon," Cally puts in.
"I want to be free of him."
"I never realised," Blake says quietly. "You really do hate me, don't you?"
Avon doesn't reply.
Later, Cally asks Blake, "Are we fanatics?"
"Does it matter?"
"Many, many people will die without Star One. Are you sure that what we're going to do is justified?"
"It has to be. If we stop now then all we have done is senseless killing and destruction without purpose, without reason. We have to win. It's the only way I can be sure I was right."
Unbeknownst to Blake and his crew, computer systems are breaking down throughout the Federation. Servalan steps in and takes over.
"Space Command no longer recognizes the authority of the President or of the council," she tells an aide. "We are the only force capable of handling the present emergency. At a time like this, complete unity is absolutely essential."
"May I offer you my personal congratulations and loyalty, Madam President," the aide says.
"Avon," Jenna says as he, Blake and Cally prepare to teleport to Star One, "watch yourselves. Blake's rushing things. I get the feeling he's not giving himself time to think."
"Blake is an idealist, Jenna. He cannot afford to think."
But aliens from Andromeda, aided by Travis, have taken over Star One. In the confrontation that follows, Travis seriously wounds Blake, but later Avon kills their old enemy.
Once they discover the imminent danger to humanity, the three from the Liberator abort their attack, choosing instead to try to protect Star One. jenna, on the ship, independently comes to the same decision, and she notifies Servalan.
When the others return to the Liberator, Avon takes command. He has given Blake his word to hold back 600 alien ships as they come through the hole in the defense system -
"To fight off that fleet until the Federation get here?" Vila is appalled.
"That is what I promised."
"Avon, this is stupid!" Vila cries
"When did that ever stop us?"
TO BE CONTINUED
- Additional Cast
- Lurena - Jenny Twigge
- Stot - David Webb
- Parton - Gareth Armstrong
- Durkim-John Bown
- Marcol - Paul Toothhill
- Leeth - Michael Maynard
- Additional Credits (See Regular Series Credits)
- Production Assistant - Geoffrey Manton
- Film Cameraman - Max Samett
- Model Sequences - Paul V. Wheeler
- Senior Cameraman - Dave White
- Costume Designer - Barbara Kidd
- Designers - Ken Ledsham
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