Nicholas considers if playing this secondary would be helpful to him as well. Doing so would cause him to spend 1 of his 3 Command Counters from his Strategy Allocation area on her Race sheet.
Remember, he has an extra Command Counter in his Strategy Allocation area because of special Race abilities.
He realizes that he has neither Destroyers nor Cruisers on the board. Nicholas cannot perform the Secondary Ability of this Strategy Card.
Everyone has exercised the option to play the Secondary Ability from the Strategy Card Steve chose. Steve flips the Strategy Card over (Inactive) but leaves it in his area.
The game turn resumes with the next player action in order as specified by the numbers of the Strategy Cards.
Proceed to Melissa's turn.