During a raid on a civillian base, the Alliance arrived and took the crew by surprise, outnumbering them and causing them to retreat. While a signal was sent out issuing the retreat order, interferance from an Alliance ship's energy signatures disrupted the message for Sam, who never received it. On noticing Sam had not yet arrived at the ship, she pleaded with the captain to go back and save him, however, he refused. When Alex threatened to go anyway, he had the crew throw her in the brig, claiming she was too valuable to leave behind. The Sparrow left without Sam, who was killed by Alliance.