Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this sequel to the first season Outer Limits episode "Quality of Mercy," Robert Patrick returns in the role of Major John Skokes. Having been liberated from an extraterrestial POW camp, Skokes is now one of three space-combat survivors on a disabled battle cruiser. Like his fellow combatants, a veteran Chief Weapons Officer (Graham Greene) and an inexperienced young cadet (Wil Wheaton), Skokes has been exposed to a deadly dose of radiation. As the trio fights off their inevitable deaths, they prepare to mount a counteroffensive that may or may not save the Earth from a devastating alien invasion. "The Light Brigade" originally aired on June 23, 1996.