When a village on a distant planet is ravaged by fire, the team is called in to investigate the damage. In the attack, Major Lorne, a member of an off-world team working there, has seemingly disappeared. Upon further investigation, Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) and Ronon (Jason Momoa) find a wanted list circulating about the village – and on it is Major Lorne's name – along with those of Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and McKay (David Hewlett). Weir (Torri Higginson) quickly deduces that whoever composed it was seeking people with the Ancient certain gene that provides the ability to operate Ancient technology, including Ancient ships. Compounding matters, the team is contacted by Ladon Radim, a former Genii. Now claiming to have severed ties with Atlantis' old foe, Ladon has an offer: a valuable zero point module in exchange for their help in planning a coup against the Genii. Ladon claims the Genii have been harboring nuclear weapons and are becoming an even greater threat. Skeptical of what they've been told, the team decides to alert Cowen, the Genii leader, of Ladon's plans. Cowen confirms that Ladon is no longer linked with the Genii, and thanks the men for the warning. Satisfied that the Genii pose no immediate threat, Sheppard and McKay plan a raid to simply "appropriate" the ZPM from Ladon. However, when they arrive, their team is taken hostage by Ladon and Cowen, who are, after all, still Genii accomplices. Their plan is to negotiate for Atlantis' Jumper ships which they intend to use to attack the Wraith. Now, Weir must negotiate with the Genii – before it's too late.