Hunt must protect his buddy from an assassin called “The Leper.”
The episode begins with Captain Hunt getting a message from his super best friend Marshall Cantaloupe (or whatever), who says he’s being targeted by an assassin called The Leper and he wants protection.
Hunt, Tyr, and Beka head out in the Eureka Maru to Cassius Drift to look for someone who has info on The Leper’s whereabouts. They’re able to find The Leper’s sister, Sasha, who hates her brother and is willing to work with the Andromeda crew to stop him.
Off to Lundmark
The Eureka Maru tries to go to the planet Lundmark, where The Leper plans to kill Marshall, but hostile ships halt its passage. Sasha knows of a man who knows an alternate slipstream route to Lundmark – problem is, he’s in space mob jail.
Hunt and Sasha break out the guy, who’s played by Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Hogan, and he guides the Maru to Lundmark. There, Hunt figures out that Sasha is really The Leper and he zaps her with a force lance before she can assassinate Marshall.
She’s arrested and sent to prison, but we get word in the episode’s final scene that she escaped with help from her brother. Okay.
A bland episode with the same flavor as The Shards of Rimni, only with an attractive guest star for Hunt to fall for. But what’s up with Hunt suddenly having a super best friend (Marshall)? They seemed like old pals, which couldn’t be possible considering Hunt’s only been in this century for a little over two years. Maybe Hunt has a very active social life offscreen.
It was nice seeing Michael Hogan, though. Even if his role in the story was a bit forced: first to make the episode longer – what, with the whole needing him for the shortcut and breaking him out of space jail diversion. Then his role after that is to draw suspicion that Sasha is The Leper; after which he gets killed. But on the bright side, the space jail scenes were the only part of the episode that resembled entertainment.