During her assignment, she investigated a Nexus-8 uprising in the Off-world colonies in 2026. During this, she found the wanted ex-Blade Runner Ash and performed a Voight-Kampff test on her. Despite Ash being in disguise and under an assumed name, Hythe immediately knew her true identity.
Hythe reinstated Ash as a Blade Runner and recruited her to assist in the search for Cleo. This led them to an aquarium owner, who gave them information leading to an eye surgeon. The eye surgeon then tipped them off to a lead in the Maze, a deadly borough of Ramanuja. There, they were ambushed by Pellam, leader of the Nexus-8 group that had traveled with Cleo. He told them that the rest of the group was long gone and Hythe eliminated him.
Hythe and Ash later met with Isobel Selwyn.