Back at the pool, Jesse's doing the breast stroke from one end to the other, and she holds onto the wall long enough for a closeup of a gross cut on her hand.
And then it's back to the future on the Jimmy Carter. Jesse's checking out the map with Queeg, who says they lost a day evading the ASW bots near Fiji, so they'll take a more direct route to make up the time. He asks her to tell the crew so they're prepared. "This crew can sneak through the gates of Hell and back if they need to, but they're not machines," she says, adding they perform better if they know the reason they're doing so, but all Queeg will say is that they'll perform as asked because that's what's necessary to survive and complete the mission. "You understand," he says.
Suddenly alarms start going off: motion detectors in the hold. "Unauthorized access to our cargo," says Queeg, and Jesse is already tossing him a rifle and taking one herself.
In the cargo hold, Dietz and a few of his buddies are rather easily bypassing the box's locks, physical and electronic, with a screwdriver and a crowbar, and they pry the top off just as Jesse and Queeg come down the stairs. Jesse is furious at Dietz, who says there could be anything in there, and they were just going to take it through Serrano's front door. "Of all the stupid things -- " starts Jesse, and Dietz interrupts her: "'Stupid'! Stupid is taking their word for it! For anything!" He says he's not afraid of "that thing," glaring at Queeg. He's not? I am, and Queeg is just on my television and not RIGHT THERE. "Be afraid of me," says Jesse, but Dietz brandishes the bar-code tattoo on his arm and says she didn't spend any time in a work camp so she doesn't get to tell him what to do.
Meanwhile, this woman member of Dietz's little mutinous crew is all, "guys?" and everyone turns to stare into the box, which seems to contain liquid metal, which suddenly rears itself up into human form. The woman quickly hoists her rifle, but the metal's coalescing arm shoots out into that metal pincer thing that terminators like so much, piercing her through the chest. "Metal!" yells Dietz, but Jesse stops him, and everyone continues to watch as the metal takes on the features of the dying woman impaled on its arm. It withdraws the poker, and the woman collapses, and the terminator turns toward its audience. She/it lifts up a finger, and wags it at them. Then it liquifies again, falling to the floor, and, snake-like, slithers into a nearby vent. "This is what happens!" yells Dietz at Jesse. When you don't leave a note? He yells at her to pull Queeg's chip and make him tell them what's going on. She says no, that they'll divide into search parties, and turn the ship over stem from stern until they find the thing. Queeg quietly speaks up and tells "Commander Flores" to secure all weapons, to take petty officer Goodnow's body and to return to duty. He turns and leaves. A stunned Jesse looks at an equally stunned Dietz, and then she hands her rifle to another sailor and chases after Queeg.