The phrase "zero-day" is used in computers to refer to a vulnerability that can be used by hackers. In Pantheon's fifth episode, "Zero Daze," the gang tries to solve the vulnerability that all Uploaded Intelligence have, which they all share. In this chapter, Maddie's team attempts to hack Logorhythms once more, while Caspian learns what his true calling in life is. Another outstanding episode with creative animation and wonderful storytelling.
A bird's-eye view of the hidden base of Logorhythms in Norway is shown at the beginning of the episode. Its icy background makes the scary black cube stand out. Waxman is giving Pope an update on Prasad's business while they are on the phone. Customers of the competing establishment are rioting on the streets as it is in disarray. Chanda is a lost employee that Waxman has located. He believes Chanda has currently Uploaded Intelligence and may have escaped like David. However, Waxman needs the assistance of the firm to find him.
Maddie talks about the bug in David and Laurie's code in the meantime. This issue, which is causing all Uploaded Intelligence to deteriorate, cannot be resolved by a simple reboot. David must swiftly retrace his steps because he starts to experience memory loss while considering his options. It appears that Laurie and David's homing servers were turned off by Logorhythms. David reverts to the past and can only send and receive emojis once more. Even worse, he only recalls what happened yesterday. The gang needs to find a cure quickly because they are running out of time. They choose to invest in their own servers and keep the user interfaces in Maddie's home.
Caspian comes up with Hannah, holds her captive, and drives off while yelling questions. Hannah speaks out right away and clarifies everything. She was told that she had been employed as an actor to befriend Caspian as part of a social experiment. Hannah had to sign contracts and was paid well for her weird employment. Hannah acknowledges that his parents are involved and answers Caspian's question about it.
Renee questions Caspian during dinner, and the two maintain their routine of lying to one another. Caspian makes the decision to install covert cameras inside the home and witnesses Renee acting out of character. He overhears Renee and Pope having a heated exchange. He tells her that Cary has abandoned the project and gone rogue. She takes out her revolver and coerces Caspian into taking a road trip, obviously using this getaway as a pretext to find Cary.
The group discusses their choices while David and Laurie are secure within the servers at Maddie's house. Maddie discreetly brings up her knowledge of Logorhythms' covert base in Norway as they consider hacking into the company once more. David quickly infiltrates Pope's phone and then a laptop, downloading all the sensitive documents from the business. When Pope learns of the breach, he wants Waxman to find the enemy's servers and destroy David and Laurie forever. Waxman's tracking technology is tricked, though, and David escapes detection.
Renee's automobile is taken by Caspian, who then sets out in search of his father. Cary tells his kid everything and explains the entire regrettable situation. The first user interfaces were made by Holstrom, however they all had the same flaw. He worked on this issue for the remainder of his life, but he passed away from cancer before finding a solution. Holstrom made a copy of himself because he was aware that the fault prevented him from uploading his own intelligence. This clone is Caspian.
David and his friends learn that Logorhythms doesn't actually have a treatment for the issue, but they learn about the clone through hacking and think a youngster named Caspian might be their only hope. From one of Holstrom's genomes, Caspian was made. He was created specifically to restore the flaw and save humanity. Holstrom's defining events in Caspian's early years were targeted by Cary and Renee, who nearly recreated Holstrom's life to create an identical reproduction of the genius of the guy. The outcome of this experiment is Caspian. It's a truly fantastic twist that deftly unites everything.
Just as Cary is about to tell Caspian everything, Renee shows up. She shoots Cary in the chest out of rage. Renee is left on her own as Caspian and Cary leave in a car. As the episode comes to a close, Maddie is informed of Caspian's crucial significance to their future and comes to the conclusion that he is merely a clone. David, however, has a different perspective and claims to be their last hope.