After John Crichton and Aeryn Sun and the rest of the crew complete a deal with some traders, they're offered one last trade, a small slave girl called Talikaa. Chiana against the wishes of the rest of the crew sets out to rescue her. She now becomes a member of the crew. As they progress, the crew start to loose traits of their personalities that made them what they are. Captain Ka Dargo looses his anger and becomes very kind even though Chiana steps on his foot. It transpires that Talikaa can change into spider form and take peoples traits into orbs for her nest. Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu and John Crichton locate the nest, kill Talikaa and recover the orbs.