Geologist Annie (Nikki Coghill) helps wounded time traveller Petra (Carrie Fisher). Petra convinces Ballard (Tom Burlinson) to tell Annie about their mission. Annie tentatively agrees to help.
Annie is introduced as the accidental heroine and love interest. Ballard has previously bickered with colleague Petra, smoothing the way for 20th century Annie to help the cause and become involved with the hero from the future. Ballard is reticent to reveal much, but is swayed by Petra’s level-headed pragmatism. This is one of only a handful of scenes featuring Carrie Fisher. The Star Wars (1977) star disappears for long stretches before returning as the climactic battle approaches.