Set just after the final episode. "Who's responsible?" Ross asked in the final episode. Well, it may not be entirely clear who is responsible, but it's perfectly obvious who's going to be held responsible. Ross himself.

McQueen himself is, of course, recovering in hospital after having his leg blown off by the Chig ambassador who killed the CEO of Aerotech. Recovering? Perhaps that's not the best word. Meantime, back at the Saratoga, it's a simple case of: McQueen? -- who you talkin' about, then? It might only have been twenty days since the peace negotiations with the Chig broke down, but it might as well be twenty years. Major Nilsson, the new C.O. of the Wild Cards, has cut such a swathe through their affections that the Colonel is fast receding to a distant memory.