Whilst onboard a spacestation collecting supplies, Trance Gemini and Seamus Harper come across their old foe, Gerentex , the Nightsider who had hired Rebekah Valentine and her crew to get the Andromeda Ascendant away from the black hole in the first episode.
Gerentex immediately ties up Trance and Seamus after sedating them. Gerentex uses a small remote control to inflict pain on them whenever they disagree with him. Both Trance and Harper experience pain at the same time rather than being selective. Gerentex has a few bounties on his head and is in search of diary that can make him rich. Gerentex orders them to pilot to a space station to meet with a contact. Before he can do that, there's a bounty hunter that's on their tail which Gerentex advises on how to get rid of him.
Trance and Harper go inside the station and meet up with the contact. The contact will only give up what they are looking for in return for some credits which they don't have. The quickest way to get that money is to do some gambling which Trance proves to be at natural at. After getting the money then exchanging it for the item, they have to escape a few unwanted aliens.
Back on board the Eureka Maru, Trance and Seamus are recaptured by Gerentex who takes them to an asteroid. The asteroid is where the diary is held, again there is an unwanted alien to deal with which is dispatched with ease. After finding the diary, they return to the ship where the two men fight it out before Trance pulls a weapon on each of them. Both men agree to put their hatred aside and give up. Gerentex is dropped off at a spacestation with three plants that produce more oxygen than any other plant which Trance had brought at the beginning of the episode.
This episode title is a tribute to the film and story 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson which was later made into a film starring Johnny Depp in 1998.
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