A Tek Lord who was just put away in cryostasis suddenly appears and starts killing his enemies.
Jake, Sid, and a district attorney celebrate putting a big time Tek Lord in the freezer (cryostasis prison) for 150 years. But when the district attorney gets in her car, she’s zapped to death! Her killer? The same Tek Lord she helped put away.
It’s obviously not the real dude since he’s in the freezer, it’s not someone disguised as him because that would have triggered an alarm, and it’s not a hologram because holograms can’t kill people. Looks like we have a mystery on our hands.
Jake and Sid team up with Lt. Sam Houston to solve this case as the Tek Lord dude starts killing more and more of his enemies.
Houston decides to bring the real dude out of storage so she can interrogate him. Turns out to be the wrong move because that was his plan from the beginning. It’s at this point, by the way, that we learn that the fake dude IS a hologram – an incredibly sophisticated experimental one that was stolen.
Real dude and fake dude are finally united in a meeting of the dudes. But fake dude has all the memories and behaviors of real dude, and sees real dude as a threat, so he kills him.
Nika thinks she can destroy the fake dude with a virus, but Jake needs to trap him first. He puts on a headset and goes into the Matrix. Fake dude finds him and they get in a literal fight in Jake’s mind, but in time, Nika is finally able to use her virus to destroy fake dude.
In the end, Jake and Sam say their goodbyes and we get a hint there’s some relationshippy thing going on. Will they get a chance to work together again? Yep.
Not bad, but nothing special either. It felt like a slightly better version of the second TekWar film. The mystery had too many dead ends and backtracking: “If he’s not a hologram, what could he be? Oh, wait. He is a hologram.” But I did like the sci-fi aspects of the story, especially when the hologram kills the guy he’s based on.
We’re introduced to Sam Houston; it was nice watching her and Jake gradually learn how to work together, even if their shouty argument scene was a bit much. The story loses steam towards the end when it morphs from investigation mode into mental fight mode, but I suppose it’s the only viable way to give the episode a satisfying conclusion.