A long-anticipated message arrives from Starfleet Headquarters, but all is not as expected, sending Captain Buchanan down a path of self-reflection.
A stroke of fate has the renegade Klingon, Jenneth reunited with a long lost person from her past while the crew of the Chimera and DS3 says goodbye to one of their own.
Stranded on this side of the Pinchot Expanse, the Sovereign ship reaches out to the crew of DS3 for help…but a terrible and tragic mistake dooms Chirrok…and may seal the fate of Deep Space 3 as well.
Having rescued Lt. Exler and the mortally wounded Captain Tyrellian, the Chimera makes her way back home. Meanwhile, DS3 is paid a visit from a new species called the Sovereignty from the far side of the Pinchot Expanse. Can DS3 help them in their hour of need?
Alone in the vastness of space, Lt. Renova Exler struggles to keep the dying Captain Tyrellian alive. Meanwhile the crew of the Chimera is locked in a life and death struggle of their own with the Solar Winds….
The Chimera must abandon its search for Lt. Exler when it is diverted to the Glaminfo, a spacegoing entertainment oasis, to rendezvous with a Ferengi transport. And while Exler and Tyrellian engage in a life-and-death struggle with the Klingon Jenneth, Captain Britarra and the Solar Winds patiently lie in wait…
While being held by Captain Britarra, Captain Tyrellian and Lieutenant Exler cross paths with an old friend — DaiMon Yurrel — who finds himself faced with making a difficult life-and-death decision.
The Pinch becomes the backdrop for a clash of wills and viewpoints as the Chimera is torn between continuing the search and rescue for Lt. Exler and following orders from Captain Buchanan.
After being delayed in their pursuit of the pirate ship Solar Winds, the crew of the Chimera finally emerges from the Rough Seas and begins the desperate search for their lost crewmate. Meanwhile, back on DS3, a mysterious Ferengi Treasury Agent makes a demand of Captain Buchanan that may seal Exler’s fate — and that of the Chimera’s former commander.