On Sessesspressny, hostile aliens have discovered the wormhole technology and will stop at nothing to get it.
We meet Beatrix Marten, an incompetent servant and religious zealot who has become suspicious of Jules.
Jules investigates the surprising sketches made by Reg that may be a clue to what happened to the wormhole.
Jules is questioned by the alien inquiry board.
The research team creates a wormhole to the past.