Following the exposure of the Bodyguard Program's practices, Halcyon City has publicly ended their Bodyguard contract. In the weeks that follow the biggest talking point is on protecting the city without the Bodyguards, as supernatural activity is a continuing problem. The Wildcards' name comes up time and again.
Concerned about the team's public image, Pete records and uploads a public statement about the events of the Wedding. This pushes him further into the public eye and he starts to feel more obligations toward his audience.
At some point M takes the ship up to Alaska and looks for remains to bury, finds nothing.
After a few days Lio removes the device from Siphon's back, telling him not to make them both regret the decision. He still remains in the Sanctuary. She forgets to mention this to anyone else.
A week after the Alaska incident, Vanessa's funeral is held. All of the Exemplars are in attendance, as well as Betty and Cathy. M speaks a few words and thanks the Exemplars for attending, being diplomatic as usual. Sarah and Betty cry and Lio continues to be unresponsive. At some point Cathy disappears, not leaving with Betty.
At some point M speaks to Principal and Mrs Hutchison, telling them that The Teacher is still around and possessed Jessica.
Another week later. Lio is out on her motorcycle getting some air. She spies a car with tinted windows that seems familiar and follows it to a nice place in La Jolla. Vanquish opens the car door for her cousin Marcus. Lio decides that the place is Vanquish's, but Marcus appears to be in no danger, so she leaves.
At school, Lucy talks to Pete. She seems dismissive of the Wildcards' ability to handle everything that's been going on. Pete determines that she seems to want them to fail, and accuses her of being jealous that her own rebellion failed.
In the period before lunch, M seems to see all the plants outside the window go brown and die. When they look back, the classroom is empty. They go out to investigate and find everything eerily silent and still. Despite the ambience, nothing happens, and M snaps back to find that they've missed the entire lunch period.
Sarah eats lunch with Roy. She's approached by a sheepish Jessica, who apologizes for what happened, even if she was possessed by a demon at the time. Sarah accepts the apology but that's all.
Max's sensors pick up a supernatural disturbance at the naval base and sends out a general alert. In the Sanctuary, Siphon sees the alert. He decides he's been cooped up long enough and heads out to check out the disturbance, but first he makes nachos, because nachos.
Sarah gets the alert and apologizes to Roy, saying she needs to go deal with this. He thinks it's all pretty cool and offhandedly mentions Lucy leaving an hour ago with a similar excuse.
Lio gets the alert and contacts Pete, who encourages her to come check it out. She reluctantly agrees.
Pete arrives first on the scene. He activates an old drone of Cygnus's and an eyepiece that lets him monitor comments while he livestreams.
Calavera, L'Esprit, and Siphon get there shortly thereafter. Ugat's arrival is belated due to their weird Silent Hill Otherworld fugue. The team finds a giant mechanical crab attacking the supercarrier USS Nimitz, supported by a number of the levitating metal laser spheres that Dr Infinity calls 'Chomper 2.0s' and everyone else calls Death Orbs.
Some unexpected familiar faces have preceded the Wildcards, though. A golden ray cuts into the giant crab courtesy of Midas. Cathy erupts through the middle of the thing. Lucy grabs a couple of the Death Orbs and flings them into the water, where vines from Violetta grab and subdue them. An unfamiliar punk-ish blonde rushes onto the deck of the ship only to be tripped by Ellie, who then dodges more lasers. Navy officers aim guns at the stranger, but she unleashes a vibrating power that disarms them.
Pete uses his density control to drop the stranger. Lucy notices him and argues that the New Exemplars have this under control. Lucy is now going by Diamond, Violetta by Vine, Ellie by Twilight, and Cathy as Silver Cat. Midas just uses his own name. While they argue, the stranger, Iconoclast, escapes Pete's hold.
L'Esprit tries to use her technopathy to take out the death orbs threatening Twilight, succeeding in mildly disrupting them and annoying Twilight. She dodges when Twilight tries to kick her in the face, again.
Ugat arrives, dropping directly onto the deck between Pete and L'Esprit. They ask if Iconoclast is on the same side as the crab. L'Esprit answers that they're both attacking Navy personnel. Calavera attempts to bubble Iconoclast, but she pops it with her vibration power. Twilight goes after Iconoclast, but dodging a laser blast sends her into the water. L'Esprit dives after her.
Vine throws a beam of solar energy. I'm not sure what she was trying to accomplish but she successfully blinds everyone for a few seconds. Iconoclast disappears in that time. Calavera contacts L'Esprit and pulls her and Twilight out of the water with a bubble.
Ugat speaks to the nearest Naval officer and is told that the villains are after an experimental technology being transported within the ship, one which absolutely cannot get wet. Ugat is incredulous but passes this information along. He peers into a cut in the ship's hull but isn't able to see the device.
Pete transforms into a butterfly-winged alligator and bites off one of the mechanical crab's remaining legs.
Siphon, having finished his nachos and seeing an opportunity, attempts to grab Calavera's powers. She blocks him with a bubble and she and L'Esprit demand to know what he's doing. Cathy grabs and throws him, demanding to know what he's even doing outside. He explains an idea to use Calavera and Ugat's abilities to protect the device, but concedes that Calavera could probably do it fine on her own. L'Esprit tells him to stick with her and Calavera takes them down into the hold. Twilight swings down after them.
Oolu warships begin to appear in the sky, apparently at Midas's command. Pete asks how he managed that and Midas just taps his head cryptically. An enemy shot passes through the fighters, revealing them to be illusions.
In the hold, the team find Iconoclast, two death orbs, another new villain called Shell, and a weird disc-cylinder-thing that is presumably the device. Shell shoots a couple of navy personnel. Calavera unleashes her telekinesis to push everyone away from the disc. Iconoclast retaliates with her vibration abilities, and they both lose the disc. L'Esprit attacks Shell but mostly just succeeds at keeping her attention.
The death orbs grab and throw the device outside to the retreating crab machine. Ugat intercepts and starts carrying it to shore, Pete covering them by density-dropping anything that tries to shoot at them.
Iconoclast starts to vibrate the entire ship apart. Calavera pulls it back together, in the process turning most of the ship pink. Siphon punches Iconoclast and she retreats, but is knocked out, I think by Twilight but I'm not sure. Violetta's vines grab and immobilize Shell.
Omega arrives, the New Exemplars gathering and looking to him. He commands them to finish off Iconoclast and Shell. Cathy readies to punch Iconoclast while Violetta starts squeezing Shell. Siphon argues and Cathy backs off. passes on a message from Ugat that they'll tell Violetta's mom if she kills someone. Violetta doesn't want to listen to L'Esprit, saying something about the Troika, but she backs off. L'Esprit yells ineffectually at Omega a bit, and Pete drops down and mind-blasts him. Twilight defiantly draws a sword and stabs Shell in the gut. Calavera and Siphon both grab Shell and Calavera gets her to the ship medical bay, leaving her in the care of the Navy. She leaves them her phone number in case they need somewhere to hold Shell.
Omega starts to leave with the New Exemplars. L'Esprit snaps out of it enough to call after Cathy and say she still has a home at the Sanctuary. Cathy sneers that she has a new home and Midas flies her off.
Ugat gets the disc to shore unscathed and into the proper hands.
They all go out for tacos afterward. It's a fairly somber 'victory' celebration. Pete and M kiss before Pete shuts off the stream.
M talks to Lio and Sarah about sparring with them and Joey to improve his skills.
Siphon asks why they're all doing the hero thing. Sarah answers that she's not been sure lately, but she's in this to protect innocents. M says that they're doing it because other people can't. Pete and Lio don't answer. Lio does thank him for not stabbing them in the back, although he points out that he didn't really have an opportunity at any point. Afterward, Siphon heads home instead of returning to the Sanctuary.
The next day Sarah stays home from school. She and Lio cuddle and eat icecream and cry at Disney movies.
At school, M and Pete talk about their relationship and M's concerns that they're manipulating Pete via his empathy. He assures them that it's fine. The two encounter Lucy, Midas, Cathy, and Violetta throughout the day and argue about morality as well as the advisability of following Omega. (Ellie is also at school, but they don't know her.) Violetta changes the subject on M by asking about their relationship with Pete.
Siphon sells weed under the bleachers. After school he's approached by Midas who strikes up conversation. He wants to be friends and is curious about the effect drugs will have on his body. Siphon agrees to sell him weed but only if he can be there to see the effect.
In the various conversations, Siphon, M, and Pete all learn that Lucy and Midas consider Omega to be Earth's Greatest Hero and that's why they're following him. Arguments otherwise prove fruitless.
Things peter to a close with Siphon and Midas getting high and hanging out in Mission Trails.