Our heroes scramble to organize the Striders as the alien threat looms around them all. Megan prepares for a dangerous maneuver. Kim finds a shortcut. Tass loses an item. Jake creates a new weapon. As they prepare to do battle, they must balance careful planning with every bit of haste they can muster. Every minute that goes by in the station equals hours having passed on the surface… but one misstep could give the silver menace its opening to devour the entire crew.