|Original post date:||2002-06-12|
|Previous episode:||"Alien Interference"|
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Admiral Theseus introduces two new associates of his that will be taking over his position, Elena and Nelkast, who order the Phoenix-X to the Descenite system. There, the crew are ordered to acquire a piece of Descenite particle matrix technology. Meanwhile, Amp complains that his programming is different and that he is more impulsive. When the Phoenix-X captures the technology, Amp accidentally absorbs the particles into his holographic exoskeleton. The merging causes his program to be transferred to the computer database within the matrix particles-- literally freeing him from the confines of the computer. Before they know it, the Descenites go after Amp, intent on getting their technology back.
- "Don't worry. Amp can only exist within a computer's parameters."
"I found Amp. He's on the surface!"
- — Cell, RaeLuna, and Seifer
- Elena and Nelkast are introduced in this episode, although their involvement-- as well as the Phoenix-X's direct involvement-- with Section 31 is not clarified until the episode "Departments".