The New Tomorrow – Episode 17
Warp guards come for Sky in the early morning, to make him excavate rock. Faygar is still angry with Gwyn for having betrayed them. Flame is practicing against a Warp but Harmony is anxious that Sky may beat Flame.
In the Ant camp, Cass and Omar are unhappy about the Barbs – they scratch, smell, burp and snore. Leanne again tries to persuade Dan to tell Zora the truth about Gwyn. As Zora supervises workers building the protective fence, Dan finally tells her. She sees Dan as a risk and orders him to be made immobile.
Sky, Faygar and Gwyn work on in the Discard camp. Faygar and Sky suggest different ways for the Discards to improve their lives and Gwyn shows some sympathy for Sky’s motives. Harmony visits Sky, to hedge her bets in case Sky beats Flame, and offers him a little rest. Gwyn offers Sky a drink, watched by Faygar. Shadow then collects Sky for the contest with Flame.
While Dan’s held under guard, ball-playing children damage Cass’ washing and Erin falls in love with Kwarli’s bike. Zora tells Omar and Kwarli about Gwyn. She decides to abandon traps and trip-wires and concentrate on defending the Ant camp.
Erin tries to ride the bike and just as Kwarli tells Cass about Zora’s change of plan, Erin rides past her through a mud puddle.
Cass tries to reassure Sal, who is frightened, as the camp becomes a hive of activity. Zora is firm: the defences are about survival, for everyone. Even the youngest tribe members must help. Leanne visits Dan to tell him the pony’s better.
Shadow helps Flame warm up for the contest and is appalled that Flame doesn’t want to beat Sky fairly. The guards refuse to give Sky a drink and the contest begins. Sky is defiant and at first does well, which pleases Shadow. But eventually Flame wins and Shadow tells Harmony he cheated.
Sky’s dumped back at the Discard camp and Faygar makes sure he has water and shelter, while Gwyn s overwhelmed by guilt.
Flame celebrates and Harmony suggests to him that Shadow is a risk.