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Inside the Satellite Prison Luff in space, Warden Opus is making his rounds. A prisoner claims that she doesn't belong there. But the narrow-minded warden (or is he a robot? I could never figure that one out) insists that there are never any mistakes. As Warden Opus moves away, we see that the prisoner is Catalina.
Catalina is panicking in her cell. In a flashback, we learn how she came to be in the prison. The Christa was passing by the prison, a life sentence facility, when there was a power spike. She was sent to check it out, and was knocked out by an escaped prisoner (Sofiana). Cat was sent back to the prison in the Sofiana's place.
Cat is trying to blast her way out of the cell. She's panicking and talking to Suzee, who, for a change, doesn't know what to do.
Meanwhile, Sofiana hijacks the Christa. First, she threatens Thelma with a "neural scrambler" that turns out to be nothing but a finger, then she claims she has an explosive. Although they question whether she's bluffing again, they reluctantly take her where she wants to go.
Back in prison, Catalina is still arguing with the warden, who quite logically argues that there is someone in the cell, and if someone's in the cell, then no one has escaped. He also reveals that Catalina is scheduled for a mindwipe.
Sofiana eventually reveals her plan: she is the daughter of a brilliant scientist who came up with a computer virus to end a war. He was discredited, jailed and killed by one of the warring factions. She is trying to retrieve his work, which is hidden in a document cell in an asteroid field. She put Cat in her place so the guards would not notice that someone was missing.
Thelma retrieves the document cell, but Harlan gets it, and decides to trade the cell for Catalina. We also learn that Sofiana's bomb was a fake it just spat up some confetti.
Catalina escapes from her cell and runs loose in the prison, chased by guards. The warden announces that her collar will be blown up to deal with the problem. Catalina tries, but fails to remove the collar.
The crew compels Sofiana to help them get into the prison. They try unsuccessfully to negotiate with the warden. Harlan finds Catalina, tries unsuccessfully to get the collar off her, then brings her to Radu, who rips it right off in the nick of time. Harlan throws the document cell onto the explosion, destroying it as well.
Sofiana is free. The crew understands that she was doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, and has no hard feelings. Harlan reveals that the document cell he blew up was a fake; he has the real one, and gives it to Sofiana.
Davenport: Just think about all of those frighteningly dangerous criminals.
Cat: I wonder what they did. You know, to be locked up forever.
Sofiana: Don't move or I'll blow your entire neural net. Now take me to your leader. [long pause] Why aren't we going
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