The Passage is a story about several different groups as they experience a pole shift. The Passage was first writen as a script, then later as a short story. It is the short story that is being presented here, with character descriptions from the script. Part 4 and the final part of The Passage, the short story, continues. A group from the Dome City is introduced to life on other planets, many of whom are frequent visitors to the Dome City. Their guide the boy from the ranch, long a contactee and familiar with the routine. Taken on an observation ship piloted by the Zetas, they first visit an amphibious octopus, an old friend of Billy's. On a planet baked by a hot sun, they meet hominoids covered by protective skin plates. Another life form comes as a duo, a living ball of water enclosing an intelligent jellyfish, and Billy goes for a swim. Poisonous planets, where the group must stay in the ship, include a gaseous planet with a manta ray type life form. And the residents of the Dome City soon discover they have new neighbors, also in a Dome City, who are not entirely human!