The signs of his infection having dissipated, Mathew Scott is allowed to return to active duty by Col. Young. However Chloe has a growth on her leg which is getting larger. Ginn is introduced to Eli by Camile, hoping that the former’s year spent studying Ancient Technology along with Eli’s work can yield some desirable results. Eli is stunned to hear Ginn’s theory of dialing the Stargate while Destiny is recharging in a star, thereby making it possible for the ship to get enough power to dial Earth. Ginn and Eli are to work together on this project.
Col. Young meanwhile has been drinking heavily in his quarters. He starts getting hallucinations of the blue aliens appearing in large number of ships and demanding to have Chloe handed over to them. Once he wakes up he gets the scientists to work on bringing 6 gun batteries online. Ginn & Eli seem to be developing a bond with each other, watched by Greer. After having another hallucination/dream of the aliens blowing up Destiny, Young approaches Wray for consultation. Both realize that sooner or later Chloe’s condition will force Young to get rid of her if it can’t be cured.
In the mess hall Greer says that he will make it easier for Eli to spend some alone time with Ginn and that Eli should man up and make his move. While they are alone, Eli opens up about his mother’s health situation and his feelings about being so far away from her at this time. They grow closer and Ginn kisses Eli. Meanwhile, Young has secluded himself in his quarters, believing that the ship wants him to replaced from in command and offers to step down. It takes an emotional talk down from Scott to dissuade him and Young takes back control, which reassures most of the military personnel onboard. Rush manages to get Destiny back into FTL.