One year after the death of Johnson and the disappearance of three key ARC personnel (Danny, Connor and Abby), the government lost faith in Lester’s abilities to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own. They placed the ARC in the hands of a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by entrepreneurial scientist Philip Burton (think Richard Branson with a microscope). In this episode, Lester hears reports that a man has been dragged into a huge hole in the ground, so the team heads out to investigate and soon comes face to face with a giant burrowing insect causing chaos across the city.