S.I.C.O.N. decides to send the Roughnecks on a special mission: bring back a live Plasma Bug from behind enemy lines. Along with an uptight Ivy-league Intelligence officer named Lieutenant Earle Walker, the Roughnecks must transport the bug through rough terrain; meanwhile, plasma reserves have reached critical mass inside the bug, and any impact could cause it to explode. Lt. Razak is forced to take orders from the ego-driven Walker, who is willing to risk lives for the sake of this bug. This causes Rico to question whether Razak has lost his nerve or his pride. In the end, despite Walker's threats, Razak decides to save losing M.I. forces on Pluto by bombing the enemy with the Plasma Bug. And Rico learns a valuable lesson about putting duty over ego.