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Golan is a Foundation councilman in the First Foundation's ruling Council, about five hundred years after the breakup of the First Galactic Empire. He holds the true but unpopular view that the Second foundation still exists. He openly questions the validity of the Seldon Plan, and even questions the authenticity of a Seldon recording that seems to coincide exactly with reality. As a result, he is arrested by the then-mayor of Terminus and exiled into space, supposedly to search for the still-active Second Foundation along with Pelorat. Pelorat finds a woman called Bliss on the living and conscious planet Gaia. Trevize discovers that he must decide the fate of the galaxy. He decides for a galaxy controlled by Gaia, due to his intuition and because he understands that Gaia's slow processes would allow him to change his decision, but the core reason is still unclear to him despite him being firm in his choice.