The Cerritos finds itself in a standoff with the Drookmani over the salvage of an old Starfleet ship. Mariner and Boimler's friend, Ensign Fletcher, offers to recalibrate the ship's isolinear cores for them so the two can leave work early to attend a concert. They return to find him the victim of an attack, with the shield core missing. Rutherford shows off his new holographic assistant, an anthropomorphic Starfleet badge named Badgey, to Tendi in the holodeck. The Drookmani begin to attack the Cerritos, now without shields, causing a holodeck malfunction...