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In the quarantine chamber, the organism around the mother and child continues to grow.

CAPTION: Though the planet is one big ocean, the colonists regard the sea with fear and suspicion. For the Aquarians, nothing good can come from the sea.

On the Control Deck, Denver, Minne and York meet with Captain Carter, Amila and Ben.

YORK: They neither harvest food from it nor build boats to explore it. 

AMILA: Do you know why?

MINNE: It’s almost as if they have an unspoken agreement or covenant with the ocean: If they leave it alone, it leaves them alone.