Suzanne contacts Marcos, a member of an underground group fighting the aliens, who has captured what he believes is an alien weapon - and the Morthrens will do anything to get it back. They capture Marcos' daughter, and torture her to find the location of the thief and their device. At the alien headquarters, a highly-intelligent boy named Ceto is being punished for questioning the actions of the Morthren leaders.
Meanwhile, back at the command center, Debi is angry and frustrated over having to stay caged in the bunker for her own protection. When the opportunity arises, she sneaks out while her mother is gone. Once in the city, she meets Ceto, also on the run from over-protective adults, and the two fall in love.