In Seeds of Deception, the Exosquad fleet continues to engage the Tethysian Pirates. Takagi of Able Squad is injured in the battle. In the episode’s second story line we’re introduced to Sean Napier, a Chicago cop and former Exotrooper. The Neosapien Governor of Mars, Phaeton is delivering a speech when an assassin takes aim at him. Napier, who is on guard duty at the event, is injured while saving Governor Phaeton. The Napier story line exposes the deep racial tensions between the Terrans and Neosapiens. Back on the battlefront, the pirates remain free when Able Squad is commanded to withdraw.