Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) is discovered in a coma in the neural interface chair. Now part of Destiny's computer, Amanda Perry (KATHLEEN MUNROE) has created a simulation program allowing her and Rush to physically connect in the ship's matrix. Ginn (JULIE MCNIVEN) warns Eli (DAVID BLUE) that the parameters Amanda has set have trapped Rush in the simulation, forcing Eli to make a difficult decision in order to return Rush to his body. Meanwhile, when the Langarans refuse Homeworld Command's request and Dr. Rodney McKay's (DAVID HEWLETT) plan to use their planet's core as the power source for dialing the ninth chevron address, Telford (LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS) sends Young (LOUIS FERREIRA), Scott (BRIAN J. SMITH) and Richard Woolsey (RICHARD PICARDO) on a clandestine mission to the planet. Telford suspects the Langarans have aligned or been infiltrated by the Lucian Alliance and not only wants to prove that they can safely use the planet to dial the ninth chevron address and open a supply line to Destiny, but also fears that if they don't, the Lucian Alliance will use the planet to attack Destiny.