The episode starts with Kirsten and Camille talking. They make up, Kirsten tells her about Cameron, and Camille suggests talking to Maggie breaking off both feet in Cameron’s butt.
Cameron and Linus talk too, and while Linus understands that Maggie is scary, he rightly points out that Cameron still broke Kirsten’s trust.
When Linus comments that “women are from Venus and men are from Mars,” the scene shifts to someone dying on Mars.
Kirsten talks to Maggie and gets nowhere.
The dead guy’s name is Jake Rowland and he was shot in a Mars simulation chamber at Aero Velocity Research Institute, where he worked.
During the briefing, Linus gets a text from Ivy.
Rowland was shot while leaving work, but he goes back inside to write something in the sand. Unfortunately, it’s too close to the death memory for Kirsten to tell what it was.
Because Kirsten has joined Camille on the “I hate everyone” train, Cameron tries to get Maggie to tell him where Kirsten’s mother is, but she doesn’t.
Linus and Ivy kind of talk, but she doesn’t really tell him anything, which is unfortunate because one couple on this show should actually communicate.
Kirsten takes Fisher to AVR because she still isn’t talking to Cameron. The man in charge says that Rowland turned off the Mars communication satellite before he died and they have 48 hours to figure out how to fix it or they have to blow it up. Rowland’s job was to mess around with the simulator and he was called a gremlin.
He worked in tandem with a fixer, Kenny Lee, who doesn’t appear to get along with anyone. Despite Rowland’s job, the boss can’t think of any reason that he would turn off the satellite. Kirsten offers to send Linus to help.
Kirsten and Cameron go check out the auto place Kirsten saw in the stitch and Camille and Linus go to AVR. The only reason Kirsten doesn’t drag Camille or Fisher with her instead is that Cameron is a competitive video game champion and has the pics to prove it.
Besides not wanting to go with Kirsten, it’s unclear why Camille is at AVR. Linus; however, assuages at the least boss’s doubts by saying very sciency things I don’t understand and being awesome.
Maggie has had a PI following Ivy and has pictures of Stinger “visiting” her. She shows them to Fisher and tells him to tell no one else. This is purely an adult table thing.
Linus and Camille fight, for the same reasons they’ve been fighting almost all season. Hopefully, they’ll stop that soon.
Cameron and Kirsten find the auto/underground video gaming place. They see Zelda, the girl Kirsten saw in the stitch and the organizer, also from the stitch. Cameron’s in awe and not paying attention, so Kirsten goes to the back room, copies files off the computer, and leaves.
Cameron talks to Zelda, and she volunteers him to the organizer to play. The video game is called Warzone, it isn’t available to the public, and no one knows who created it. Cameron wins but is very calm for someone who has never played the game before. The guy that loses punches him in the face. Cameron punches back, and the entire room gets involved.
After it’s calmed down a bit, Cameron and Zelda talk. She didn’t like Rowland very much even though they played against each other a good bit.
The organizer asks Cameron to come back but asks Zelda to spy on him after he leaves.
Ivy calls Linus that she’ll be there in a few, her visiting being what Camille and Linus were arguing about earlier, and then someone approaches her. From the look on her face, you would think it’s her father.
It’s actually Fisher and he and Maggie interrogate Ivy. They show her the pictures and then let her go? I’m sure there’s more to it, but not that we currently know about.
Linus is still working on the satellite, now by deconstructing equipment. Camille walks in with the M.E. for professional business reasons and it’s not super awkward or anything. This is the last episode she’s on the show, so that must be that then.
Even though she’s mad at him, Kirsten’s still worried about Cameron’s war wounds.
Rowland had a copy of the game on his computer at work.
The M.E. finds out what Rowland wrote in the sand. It’s a symbol of no apparent importance.
Cameron and Kirsten talk and he says the one thing I’ve been thinking for a while now. “We can’t keep doing this to each other. Me being mad at you. You being mad at me.” They aren’t fully made up, but she not actively hostile to him anymore.
Kirsten remembers Rowland’s secret computer and they find out that Jake created the game. Linus finds out that there is something hidden at the end of the game and that the satellite wasn’t off. It just wasn’t pointed towards Mars. It was pointed at the warehouse, next door to where Rowland had set up a satellite.
Back at the video game lair, Zelda steals Cameron’s wallet and finds out he’s NSA. She tells the organizer who is super going to kill him.
Kirsten, Linus, and Fisher show up and Kirsten tries to explain what’s happening. What it boils down to is that Cameron needs to win the game to unlock the code Rowland left at the end, a la Chuck versus Tom Sawyer.
Zelda warns him that the organizer guys knows, but Cameron’s gonna see this through to the end. Zelda’s kicking his butt, so Cameron lets her in on the plan. She lets the computer take over and plays as him to beat it. She unlocks the code which itself is unlocked by the symbol the M.E. found earlier.
What is unlocked is a message from Rowland. The organizer blackmailed him to play and rig the games.
He tries to use a gun to leave, but is knocked out by the guy who lost to Cameron earlier.
Kirsten and Cameron talk. Neither of them know what to do, but they’re going to try.
Ivy shows up at Kirsten’s house and they drink wine. She still doesn’t say much.
I liked the plot of this episode and it feels like pieces are being put in place for the rest of the season. 7.5/10