Relfect and Outsider are on the Midway trying to spray paint it. Outsider thinks it is a bad idea and as Reflect tries to convince him otherwise they are caught be security drones. Outsider is able to mess with them but security is called and they make a run for it.
Gary takes Michael to party which his friend Kelsi is throwing. Michael has been around students since his tranformation to a plant. Kelsi greets Gary but as Michael enters everyone just stairs. He is able to pull his roots and vines together to make himself seem somewhat human. Everyone thinks it is super cool and start taking selfies and hangout with Michael. Lindsey Hutchison especially thinks it is cool.
Michael fails to notice his roots stretching out and pulling apart the foundation. Gary is able to enforce the structure but it makes him light up and freaks out Kelsi and some of the other kids.
An explosion comes from East Village and the heroes rush out to investigate. They see a two story apartment building half destroyed and robots jumping around on hind legs and large jagged jaws looking for something but attacking first responders if they get in there way.
Atomic is too afraid to use his powers in fear of hurting someone and hides. Outsider increases the density of the robots holding them in place while Ugat steps on them. Reflect sees an African American man running away with two robots chasing him. Ugat grabs and throws a robot as it detonates in a massive explosion. Reflect teleports himself and the man away.
Reflect teleported to his room. The man is reluctant to talk and he notices some capsule in his neck. The man open up and reveals he is Vanquish, a super villian that was captured in 1983. He says that he was released since he gave information to the Exemplars about other villians and as long as he wears the capsule and stays in Halycon city he is allowed to live as a civilian. He hates it and asks Reflect to steal the key to the capsule form the Hall of Heroes.
Ousider investigates the device and they figure out it is the work of Doctor Infinity, another villain who was caught years ago.
Atomic gets drunk and is attacked by Lady Night, a member of The Exemplars. He gets enraged and lights up causing Lady Night to back down afraid that he might destroy half the city. The rest of the group meets up but she insults Ugat. Reflect attacks her and steals her communication band that gives her access to the Hall of Heroes. Atomic knocks her away and she disappears.
With Ladynight's communication band the group decides to break into The Hall of Heroes. While sneaking around they find Omega there arguing with someone about how the Exemplars are barely holding it together. The others manage to access the computer and find out that Dr Infinity is staying out east in a secluded house. Gary runs into Omega and Omega tells him how he can become something better and he might be able to get him a better place to stay than the orphanage.
The next day at Halycon High Michael sits disguised as a tree when Lindsey walks up and starts sketching the tree. Outsider sees this and becomes jealous and tries to convince Lindsey to avoid the tree. She becomes upset and says she'll have her father tear it out.