Ramzi gives bad news to the 99 - Cat has defected to Rughal. She must have been his spy. Deeply shaken, the 99 regroup and plan their next move. Alex stumbles upon Naser using his communicator to talk with Rughal. Naser says Rughal is trying to recruit him, and he's playing along, an explanation which convinces Ramzi, but not Alex. Naser pushes Alex down a gully in the ruins near the mansion, disguising it as an accident, but Higgins manages to save his son, and sends Alex to Batina's refuge for his own good. Once there, Alex absconds, and embarks on a daring plan to infiltrate Rughal's HQ. Inside the Ice Palace. Alex discovers the real Naser, trapped in suspended animation. So who is the 'Naser' in Seville? As Alex sends a photo-message to his dad, he is caught by Rughal's new lieutenant, Cat. In Seville, Alex's message is intercepted by 'Naser'. Alex too is now cast into suspended animation.