Nation does a good job knitting three storylines together. Dayna takes a backseat this episode as Tarrant's turn for introductions. An opportunist like Avon, Tarrant sees the opportunity to use the Liberator to escape his removes the Federation death squad one at a time rather than shoot them all in one go. Michael Sheard is great to watch as always, despite simply playing a thug in this episode. Vila's storyline has an obvious outcome but Michael Keating plays the guillible fool well. Cally does little for the second time this season, and Servalan seems to only appear for the sake of it. The new crew are good, although one must wonder why the (in universe) automated search for Jenna and Blake was called off.