With the situation onboard the Destiny dire, General O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Home World Command orders Col. Young (Louis FerreiraIRA) to execute a high risk plan concocted by the IOA scientists which, in theory, could return the crew to earth. Col. Young tries to buy more time so that he can consult those on the ship whose lives are at stake. While using the communication stones, Camile Wray (Ming-Na) is approached by IOA representative Dale Strom (Carlo Rota) who suggests that she steer opinion on the ship in favor of the plan. Eli (David Blue) and Chloe (Elyse Levesque) are allowed to use the communication stones to visit earth and their loved ones for what may be the last time. Their homecoming is not what they expected and the two try to drink away their worries at a club (featuring Janelle Monáe), but are unable to ignore the looming fate of the Destiny that they have left behind.