John Crichton and Utu-Noranti Pralatong are on their way back to Moya in a cargo ship when a communication from Pilot alerts them to the fact that Moya has been taken over by invaders. As the cargo ship rounds the corner of Moya, Crichton can see a spaceship attached to the side of Moya. As Moya and the cargo ship are both unarmed, he uses the cargo ship to destroy the invaders ship by smashing the cargo into the invaders craft.
Crichton manages to get inside Moya and try to work out what is going on. He discovers that Scorpius has escaped and that Scorpius could have escape at any time he wanted but never did. Crichton and Scorpius make their way to the air distribution area where they take on and kill one of the invaders.
The lead invader starts to shrink the crew members and hide them on his and his colleagues bodies.
Crichton is outgunned by a group of the mercenaries and using power of persuasion he tells them that the leader is not what he seems but is in fact a Scarran. The minion mercenaries race off to confront the leader who shots at them. Crichton follows the trail of bodies and has now been able to find Aeryn Sun, Chiana, Dominar Rygel XVI and Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu.
Crichton races off to prevent the Scarran from escaping. Aeryn Sun follows Crichton on the back of a DRD.
Crichton confronts the leader and the two fight, changing size as they fight one another until Crichton is full size and the Scarran is still small, Crichton steps on and crushes the Scarran.
Rygel notices that Noranti is floating outside which reminds Crichton what happened to her, John asks Ka D'argo if he wouldn't mind going to retrieve her, Ka obliges.