Back at the the Lighthouse, Daisy and May think Fitz can tell them what Hydra wants with Coulson. Daisy refuses to let Fitz out of his cell to look into what Hale's target could be, and even attacks him as he suggests what he did to her was right. Fully frustrated with Fitz, Daisy instead turns to Robin Hinton as another source of information. Meanwhile, Simmons and Mack successfully graft the robotic arms to Yo-Yo. Mack points out that Yo-Yo thinks she's invincible after seeing herself in the future, giving Simmons an idea for Fitz. She shows him proof that Deke is their grandson, and because he exists, she knows their bond is also invincible.
Jack Bauer is forced to interrogate Audrey Raines when he learns from Collette Stenger that she might be connected to Bierko and the terrorists. Wayne Palmer and Aaron Pierce flee from armed men who have orders from Christopher Henderson to kill them. Vladimir Bierko and his men execute the next, and biggest, attack by targeting a gas company and releasing the Sentox nerve gas throughout Los Angeles which threatens to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans.
There are two men fighting in the street. A cop car pulls up and one of the officers tries to break up the fight. Other men suddenly emerge from the shadows and surprise the cops from behind, strangling one of them and shooting the other. Vladimir Bierko comes out of the van, looks around and sees that they have successfully hijacked a police escort vehicle which they can use as a cover to get to the target.
Bauer enters the holding room with Collette, and Jack starts to question her. She says she has immunity, but Jack says that she lied, so the deal is void. The federal marshal assigned to guard her protests, so Jack knocks him out. He pulls the marshal's gun and points it at Collette. He tells her that Henderson told her to use Audrey's name. He asks her if she knows why, and Jack tells her that it was to get in his head. He says it worked, and now he's upset. He points the gun at her head and wants to know what the next target is. Collette breaks and admits it will be a gas distribution center. Bauer wants to know which one and continues to threaten her, but Collette doesn't know. He leaves.
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The target vessel is the USS Voyager. The Collective states its usual hail: "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile". The image of Voyager is replaced by one of Voyager's bridge. Captain Kathryn Janeway stands with Commander Chakotay at her side. Behind them, at the auxiliary tactical console is Seven of Nine whom Janeway has asked to be present for her tactical expertise. She replies with a warning to the Collective to break off pursuit or Voyager will open fire. The Collective dismisses Janeway's threat and repeats that it is intent on assimilating Voyager, they cut off communication.
The sensors sound an alarm, detecting massive subspace eddies. Magnus and Erin hurry to the main console and detect a ship their scans reveal that it is a Borg cube. They enter visual range and bring it up on the viewscreen. Magnus, Erin, and Annika stare at the cube as it scans them and their vessel. The cube does not alter course to intercept and instead it moves off. Magnus says that this confirms his theory how the Borg ignore anything living unless they consider it a threat, or a target for assimilation. They follow the cube, remaining well behind it.
The chamber shakes and Seven demands to know what is happening. The Queen informs her they are off to assimilate a species. She shows Seven a holo-projection of the targeted planet with a population of 392,000 and the inhabitants whom the Borg refer to as Species 10026. Their presence is not required, she tells Seven, but she deems the experience necessary to remind her of what it means to be Borg. Seven looks at the projection fearfully. The Queen notices her fear, remarking that she is experiencing compassion, a Human emotion.
As Seven listens in shock, the Queen explains how the virus works. The virus is designed to infect every lifeform on a target planet, assimilating the planet's life slowly. By the time the population realizes what is happening, half of their population will be drones. Seven comes to the realization that the Borg are planning to release this virus into Earth's atmosphere. She tries to raise the objection that such a method would be inefficient, as it would take many years to yield results. The Queen merely responds that they have waited this long and the Collective can wait the required period. She gives Seven the job of programming the nanoprobes.
The Flyer approaches the superstructure containing the Queen's Chamber and Paris reports it is too heavily shielded for the transporter to lock onto Seven. Janeway orders Tuvok to equip the newly-made bio-dampeners and accompany her into the structure. She orders Paris to target the chamber with the Flyer's weapons he asks for clarification, very concerned. "Won't you be down there?" "Do it" she insists and he acknowledges. Janeway and Tuvok beam onto the superstructure, armed with phaser rifles. Their bio-dampeners work as they are undetected by the various drones while they move down a corridor.
"Don't listen to her, Seven," a voice says from the doorway. They turn to see Captain Janeway standing at the door. She walks in slowly, rifle pointed at the Queen, looking directly at her. Drones converge around Janeway and she warns the Queen to call them off or be destroyed. The drones stop. The Queen matter-of-factly tells her that her weapons are useless. Janeway disputes that, replying that her tactical officer is disabling the room's shields and her ship's weapons are targeted on the chamber. The Queen observes that she and Seven will be killed along with her.
Lana goes to the barn to talk to Victor and tells him that Lex Luthor owns SynTechnics, but she is sure he had nothing to do with it. She asks him if he's going to tell Katherine he's alive and that he shouldn't lie to the woman he loves. He decides she is right and turns to go find Katherine. Suddenly, a beam of energy burns into his shoulder from agents from the company, who also push Lana down. However, before they can apprehend their target, Clark arrives and knocks them out. Lana is all right, but a black viscous fluid is pouring from Victor's arm. Clark and Lana take him to Lois Lane's empty apartment at the Talon, because she is out of town. Victor explains that the bionics are connected to his human biology. The fluid is leaking from his power cell and if the leak isn't staunched, he will die.
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