Zev decides they should go to Brunnis, the original home of the Brunnen-G, in hopes of finding something that can prolong Kai`s life. When they arrive they find it barren, except from holographic messages left by the eccentric "Poet Man".
The Lexx is forced to land on a planet to eat and replenish its energy supply. While they wait, Stanley and Zev go outside to bury Kai, who seems to have run out of the protoblood that kept him functioning.
Kai is running out of protoblood, and a desperate Zev forces Stan to set course back to the Cluster through the fractal core. When they arrive they find they entire planet barren - everybody killed in "the cleansing", in preparation of the birth of the Gigashadow.