On the fourteenth day of the revolution, Arkady dreams of his father telling the story of his encounter with a snow leopard.
An alarm cuts into the dream, though, so Arkady gets ready; Janet comes looking for him to tell him they've blown up Nemesis.
The two go next door to watch the video and confirm the destruction of the asteroid. And yeah—it's toast.
Arkady is considering his "Swiss Defense" strategy when a call comes from the physical plant asking him to check their computers. On the way, he talks and answers the questions of his fellow revolutionaries.
A call comes in on his wristpad from Phyllis. It's a pretty brief conversation. She says surrender or die; he says no; the connection goes dead.
At the physical planet, a malfunction has led the city's oxygen levels to rise. They fix the problem, but Tati knows it was sabotage. But who would sabotage with an increase in oxygen? Why not a decrease?
Arkady heads back to the city's office when he hears a loud pop and sees a flash of light. Then his arm catches fire like a torch. So that'swhy they increased the oxygen…