The Baron Harkonnen is in the Imperial audience chamber when who should walk in but the Emperor… to have an audience… with him.
The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam is with him to provide her truth-saying services.
The Emperor questions the Baron about Hawat's whereabouts and what his nephews are doing. It's obvious he's upset about something.
Then the Emperor asks the Baron about this Muad'Dib character. Ah, now we're getting somewhere.
The Baron tries to write Muad'Dib off as a madman. The Emperor has a little girl come into the audience chamber. It's Alia.
The Emperor had sent in five troop carriers to pick up prisoners for questioning. Against the elderly, women, and children, only one carrier managed to escape with a whopping three prisoners. Talk about the law of diminishing returns.
Alia even suggests that she let herself be kidnapped, and we don't think she's just trying to save face.
The Emperor accuses the Baron of plotting against him. How else could he not know about the superb fighting skills of these people?
The Baron tries to plead for his innocence, but the Emperor will have none of it until the Reverend Mother proclaims he's telling the truth.
The Emperor is pretty astonished that the Baron is so simpleminded as to not recognize Alia as Duke Leto's daughter.
Speaking of Alia, the Reverend Mother asks kindly if the Emperor will kill her. She is an abomination, after all.
Alia teases the Reverend Mother about her own role in Alia's creation. She enjoys the teasing just a bit.
The Emperor says they'll return to space and regroup. He also orders Alia thrown out into the storm.
Alia runs into the Baron's arms. The Baron thinks he has the girl captured, but Alia uses the gom jabbar on her grandfather, killing him.
At that moment, the shield is knocked out. The Sardaukar make the Emperor retreat, and he sees the Fremen riding the worms into battle through the storm.
The Emperor reconvenes with the Reverend Mother and orders her to get Count Fenring from his chambers. They need to devise a new plan.