Tyr looks up an old girlfriend but her ex-boyfriend looks them both up.
Debris from a space garbage field enters Andromeda and forms a Genite soldier. Hunt kills it and it disassembles into little blue spheres. This, we later learn, was an “eidolon,” a hologram-type thing made out of pieces of dark matter. But where did it come from? Meanwhile, Tyr leaves Andromeda in a slipfighter and heads to the ice planet Elba IX.
The person who sent the eidolon, Bartolome Naz, lands on Andromeda. He tells everyone a soap opera story of how he used to love a woman named Desiree, but then she stopped loving him, so he hired Tyr to kill her; however, Tyr ended up falling in love with her and faked her death. Now Naz has found evidence that she’s still alive, and he wants the Andromeda crew to help him get her back…or else.
Andromeda heads to Elba IX but is attacked by an asteroid weapon designed by Naz that’s guarding the planet; Hunt has the ship go into a low orbit to evade the asteroid, allowing Beka and Harper to pick up Tyr and Desiree with the Eureka Maru.
Naz tries to kill Tyr but Hunt convinces him to stop being an asshole and to let Desiree go.
Tyr offers Desiree a place on Andromeda, but she’s declines. She’s perfectly fine living all alone on an ice planet. Not a single person to talk to or stuff to do. Yep.
Not as bad as the last few episodes, but still nothing worth spending time on. The ice planet was nice, though. Made one think of cold winter days drinking hot chocolate while watching the falling snow.
Tyr’s romance with Desiree sure came out of nowhere. So, Tyr, now that your wife Freya is dead, you think it’s a good opportunity to get back together with the ex you left all alone in a cabin in the middle of nowhere? Just checking.
Naz was played by Geordie Johnson, who is no stranger to science fiction television shows that are filmed in Canada, as he’s also guest starred in TekWar and Starhunter. Though strangely not Stargate, which I’m sure had nearly every Canadian actor in it at some point. He’s great at playing villainous asshole characters, as demonstrated in this episode.