Punching a one-armed girl let loose a wave of testosterone that will not be denied! Boyd thanks him, and then Adelle and Echo appear. Echo suggests they retire to the bedchamber, which must be the Bree imprint talking. On the way, she asks what they know, and Topher explains that Alpha infected Sierra with a computer virus that took over the system when she was wiped, and Adelle seethes that he knew what protocols would follow after Sierra dropped his name. Echo adds that he then used the tone to activate fighting skills with which he'd surreptitiously programmed them, and we obviously just saw this but there's a reason for her saying it, which is to give Adelle the opportunity to note, "Yet you're immune." Echo confesses that she's "like [Alpha] but not," which, thanks for the scientific explanation, and then they move on to more pressing matters, such as the fact that Mynor escaped because Alpha wasn't after him, but Ballard. To punctuate this, we hear Ballard's distant grunts of pain through the vent or whatever, so Boyd dispatches Echo to rescue him, assuring her that they can defend themselves. She goes, but not without asking that they try not to hurt the Dolls. "They're people." Sure, I get where she's coming from, but did she not see the positive ass-whipping the Dolls are doling out down there? It's almost a war crime that terms of surrender haven't been offered yet. And speaking of thorough mismatches, after a lot more twitching in the chair, Ballard lies still. Alpha notes that there's "something going on here," which is again chivalrous, "but nothing more than the average bear, so why do you get to be her honey?" He wasn't kidding about the puns. No wonder I like him. He yells, "WELL?" but Ballard is not hearing that or much of anything at the moment. Finally noticing just how glassy Ballard's eyes are, Alpha looks over at the monitor, which reads, "Subject: Inactive." That does not sound good, although Alpha cracks me up when he asks, "Huh. When did you die?" He muses that perhaps him trying to get into Ballard's head was the wrong approach, and the particular emphasis he places on a couple of certain words makes me suspect what's coming...
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