Destiny has sustained substantial damage in its last battle. A big chunk of life support is down and dozens of other systems, including weapons and shields, are on the brink of failing. Eli (DAVID BLUE) offers a solution. He believes he has figured out a way to dial back to Earth while Destiny recharges in the next star. Dr. Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) strongly disagrees with the plan. He is concerned that when Eli creates a connection to Earth, the energies from the star could use the wormhole to cause catastrophic damage. Col. Young (LOUIS FERREIRA) decides to consider Eli's plan and sends Eli back to Earth via the communication stones. On Earth, Eli presents his idea to other experts, who, after agreeing with his calculations greenlight the plan. Realizing abandonment of Destiny is upon them, Dr. Rush announces that he will not leave. He wants to stay the course and fulfill the mission. Knowing he cannot manage the ship alone, he addresses the crew to see if there are any volunteers who would also stay. While the weight of Rush's plea hangs amongst the crew they are interrupted by a distress call. With all shuttle's accounted for no one can explain why the distressed passenger reports that he is heading their way in one of Destiny's shuttles. Warning them that if they dial Earth all onboard will die, the passenger claims to be the lone survivor of a failed attempt from a parallel timeline.