It has been five days since the operation to gather supplies from Scorpia. Since then the Battlestar Hermes has been under daily attack. Each time they are attacked the Hermes jumps away however on day five the malfunctioning FTL, a result of the 'FTL hiccup' the crew used during the fight above Scorpia, forces them to fight. During the battle a man is murdered in 'The Slum' by thugs. Following the battle Bowman concocts a plan to determine whether the Hermes is somehow being tracked by the Cylons or if an agent has penetrated the ship.