With shore leave over, the gang makes their way through the Jenatris Corridor back to DS26. Barely a day into their journey and several crew members begin to fall severely ill. Symptoms seem to indicate an outbreak on board the ship, due to an unidentified microbial pathogen that appears to have its origins in samples of the Grenushi ambassador’s blood obtained earlier. With time running out and more people becoming incapacitated by the illness, the Atlantis is torn between heading back to the Uzoka system or forging ahead to DS26, being caught midway in the Corridor.
Just then, a crewman falls ill while on the job and falls to his death, hitting and severely damaging the warp core control system which renders the ship incapable of warp drive. With the ever looming threat of another EJS surprise attack, the Atlantis is forced to seek shelter and undergo emergency repairs on a nearby M-class planet, while an away team rushes to the Grenushi homeworld of Uzoka 5 to seek urgent medical assistance. Will a cure arrive in time before more crew die? Will the crippled Atlantis now be an even easier target for the EJS? Tune in to find out what happens next on Atlantis’ most harrowing mission yet!