The episode begins with Kyle and Paavo Bakteeri discussing an unofficial weapon trading deal between the Bacterian Empire and the Gigerdi Federation. The deal involves the Gigerdians giving weapon supplies to the Bacterians in exchange for support on the Peace Station's council.
A Gigerdian diplomat is murdered on the station, and Kyle Gigerdi is blamed for it. Kyle attempts to find out the real murderers with the aid of the security, and manages to find them from the lower decks. The murderers are members of a mercenary organization, and they claim that someone has paid them to commit a murder in Kyle's name. Kyle decides to play along with the two criminals, and even congratulates them of their deed. However, at one point, the two men suddenly state that their only reason for killing the diplomat was to just rob him of all valuables - in other words his death was an accident that wasn't supposed to happen. In the following confusion, the two decided to frame Kyle for the murder by masking themselves as supporters of Kyle's faction. In the end, the criminals are arrested and everything returns to Status Quo.