Additional cast: Paul Humphrey as Locke; Tom Quinn as Overunit
CONTINUED FROM PART ONE.... Database Journal Entry, 47-12 mark 25. Dread has discovered the location of one of the Power Team's transit gates, the teleportation machines the team uses to travel long distances. Dread also knows the frequency the gates operate on. Power is, so far, oblivious to this. Dread addresses his human forces, and is anxious to press his advantage. At Powerbase, Power visits Pilot's quarters. Pilot's display of souvenirs from their past battles reminds Power of how Pilot was long ago rescued from the Dread Youth. In a rare moment of closeness, Power tells Pilot how much she's needed and appreciated. They unconsciously avert their eyes from each other, each wondering what the other is about to say. After an uncomfortable pause of silence, Pilot says, "I've wanted to tell you something for such a long time..." Her voice is emotional and serious. Her sentence is cut off by a radio message from Scout. Power asks her to go on, but Pilot's courage has waned. Shyly, Pilot deflects the issue she herself brought up and says, "Later... It can wait." The Power Team flies off in the Jumpship to meet Locke, the data thief we met in "New Order." Locke says he has data on Dread's troop movements, strength, weaponry, etc. Locke hands a data disk to Scout. Locke tells Power that the resistance leader Cypher has been captured by Dread. Suddenly, biomech troops attack. The team quickly dispatches them. They rush off hurriedly because they have "less than an hour" to rescue Cypher. As the Power Team leaves, a Dread Overunit appears from the shadows. It is revealed that Locke is being forced to cooperate with Dread, and has been used to set a trap. Dread's plan is to lure Power away from Powerbase and into using the same transit gate Dread is aware of. Blastarr and a squadron of troops lie in wait aboard a large transport ship hovering at one end of the transit gate. Pilot is sent to Powerbase with the disk received from Locke. She is to radio the information to the rest of the team after Mentor decodes it. Power tells Pilot that he wants to finish their talk. Power looks serious, but not the same way Pilot did before. Pilot averts her eyes. Pilot departs on a sky bike. The rest of the team blasts off in the Jumpship. As the Jumpship emerges from the transit gate, it is instantly attacked by Blastarr's ship. The disabled Jumpship is going down. Power watches helplessly as Blastarr's ship enters the transit gate that leads to Powerbase. The Jumpship crashes. Lots of damage, but repairable. At Powerbase, Mentor tells Pilot that Locke's data disk is blank. Almost as these words are spoken, the base is under attack. The station computer voice announces an intruder alert. Mentor tells Pilot that 16 troopers and one biodread are inside Powerbase. Power is trying to contact Pilot by radio. Pilot tells Power that the base is under attack. Power orders Pilot to initiate the self-destruct mechanism and destroy the base. Pilot wants to grab the spare Powersuits and back-up Mentor, but Power tells her to get out now. Troops have deeply penetrated the base and are destroying everything in sight. Pilot's message is cut off. At the Jumpship, troops are closing in. Power tries to use the XT-7, but launch systems are out. Manic, Power demands that Hawk and Scout fix the ship no matter what it takes. Power grabs Tank and they leave to fend off the attacking troopers. At Powerbase, Pilot is busily backing-up Mentor's systems. Elsewhere on the base, troops are inside Pilot's own quarters. They destroy Pilot's desk, her bed, and her souvenirs we saw before. Pilot grabs the two extra Powersuits and the Mentor back-up pack and places them in a tote bag. She presses the buttons, and says the code words to Mentor to begin the auto-destruct sequence. Four minutes to escape. Pilot is fighting troops all the way but makes it to a sky bike, locking a blast door behind her. At Volcania, Dread is satisfied that Powerbase will be secured. Overmind tells Dread, "It is time for the final commitment." This means that Dread's fully mechanized new body is ready for him. Dread leaves, intent to transfer his entire consciousness totally into machine form. Tank and Power are still fighting the troops attacking the Jumpship. Scout yells to them that the ship is fixed. The Jumpship takes off and heads toward Powerbase. Blastarr has made it to the main control center of Powerbase. He blasts away with the full power of his fingertip electron blasters, destroying Mentor... and the self-destruct mechanism. The entire computer system is not destroyed because a computer voice announces over a loud speaker, "Auto-destruct sequence aborted." Hearing this, Pilot puts the tote bag on a sky bike and sets the bike's automatic controls. The sky bike flies off. Pilot tries to confront Blastarr, but is thoroughly beaten. She retreats, Powersuit depleted, and badly injured. Power contacts her by radio again. Pilot says to stay clear, because she has to manually blow up the base's power source. Power pleads with her not to sacrifice herself. But Pilot knows that she has no other choice. Knowing she is about to die, Pilot tells Power, "I love you Jon... so much. Good-bye. You think of me sometimes." Blastarr is upon her. Her time is up. As Blastarr demands surrender, Pilot tells it to, "Go to hell!" and presses the buttons that blow up the entire Powerbase, and her with it. Still far away, Power, on the jumpship, knows what has happened. Power is in tears at the loss of Pilot. But the team finds the sky bike Pilot sent off before she died. Everyone is in shock and disbelief. Tank vows revenge on all metal monsters. Power swallows hard, and tells his team that they all must get out of there. The war with Dread continues. We re-live some of Pilot's life in a montage of scenes from other episodes. Freezing on Pilot's longing glance into Power's eyes, we FADE OUT, for the last time.
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