A thriving black market in food, medicine and luxury items has developed within the fleet, serving the rich and depriving the needy of essential goods. When Pegasus Commander Jack Fisk (Graham Beckel) is found brutally murdered in his private quarters amidst a cache of cigarettes, liquor and jewelry, Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) is appointed chief investigator. Lee discovers that Fisk was fronting a racketeering operation that seemingly involves other prominent authorities. The suspects include Quorum representative Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) and Vice President Gaius Baltar (James Callis), who is angered by President Laura Roslin's (Mary McDonnell) suggestion that he resign. The investigation turns personal for Lee when Shevon (Claudette Mink), a woman with whom he's developed a close relationship, is kidnapped along with her young daughter by a gang of black-market thugs. Intensifying his efforts, Lee tracks Phelan (Bill Duke), the gang's ringleader, to the Prometheus, a renegade freighter packed with contraband. During a tense standoff, he brokers a Machiavellian deal with the criminals while gaining fresh insights into human nature, including his own repressed emotions and sense of guilt.