Dark Matter ups the ante—and welcomes returning faces—in Episode 3

Season 3 of Dark Matter has certainly kicked off with a bang, hasn’t it? After some initial distress, the remaining team members successfully reunited by the end of last Friday’s two-part return. Now they fly into uncharted territory as they seek out Ryo and punish him for killing Nyx, something he didn’t do. But, you know, misinformation is a bitch right?

Here’s what Space has officially revealed is the storyline for this week’s new episode, “Welcome to the Revolution,” written by Joseph Mallozzi and directed by Steve DiMarco.

After receiving a distress call from a former associate, the crew of the Raza find themselves in the middle of a colony’s fight for independence.

And here are some spoiler-free tidbits we can add after watching the episode.

The most notorious in the galaxy?
Our crew’s legendary tales are far-reaching and scores them respect—and drinks—from a group of folks that includes guest star Rachael Ancheril, most recently seen in Season 1 of Wynonna Earp. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for Dennis Andres of Workin’ Moms in a pivotal role.

Look who’s back!
The Raza crew have come across some very interesting and entertaining characters over the past two seasons and one of them returns on Friday. Yes, that’s the “former associate” hinted at in the synopsis, and we were giddy as soon as we saw their face in the “previously on” teaser. This person’s situation results in an intense head-to-head between Two and Six over when they should fight and who they should fight for. Who do you think gets their way?

Sarah returns, too
Anthony Lemke told us Season 3 delves into Three’s journey, and that means one thing: more Sarah! Yup, Natalie Brown is back in “Welcome to the Revolution,” but not in a way you’d expect and it has a stunning effect on Three. We can’t wait to see where this story goes.

Ryo plays his game
I worried I’d lose interest in Four after he ascended the throne as Ryo, but he’s become one heck of a compelling character. Everyone has an end game, but what is Ryo’s? And why is he playing his court against one another?

Dark Matter airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Space.