Kiera realizes that the current Alec running Piron has essentially pressed a fast-forward button as far as technology is concerned and is responsible for the future Brad Tonkin came from. She approaches the Freelancers with a proposition - switch the two Alec's. When Catherine refuses, Kiera tries another way. Liber8 has disbanded now that they see they have been manipulated. Sonya however refuses to give up the battle and enlists Julian Randol to help her. Curtis Chen's return from the dead is explained but mysteries remain.