Additional cast: Michael J. Reynolds as Major General Briggs; Hardee T. Lineham as Colonel Masters; Victor Eatmanis as Interrogator; Ray Paisley as Hamilton Price; Tim Koetting as Soldier
A uniformed soldier (Price) emerges from a grating covering an underground tunnel. He stealthily avoids detection by a mobile mechanical scanning device. The soldier activated a transmitter and places it on the ground amid the rubble. As he completes his task and begins to leave, he is confronted by other comparably uniformed soldiers. Price demands to see "The General" to explain his activity. But the General he seeks is among those who have cornered him. The General levels a weapon at Price, lamenting, "...you were a good soldier", and kills Price. At Powerbase, database journal entry 47-7 Mark 3. Hawk picks up Price's coded transmission and tells Power that it is an old military code. Because Power must know if any military outfits are still in operation, they trace the signal to its source and leave to investigate. Tank, Scout and Pilot are away using the Jumpship on a reconnaissance mission, so Power and Hawk use Skybikes to fly to their destination. Dread has also intercepted the signal and sends Soaron to "investigate and neutralize". But Soaron is already on a mission enforcing the will of the machine by trashing a city. So, Soaron's response is delayed. Power and Hawk arrive first at the transmission site. They are attacked by conventional human military soldiers and are captured. Power is questioned by General Briggs, who thinks Power is an enemy sent to infiltrate his base. Briggs, obviously mad, explains that he is hiding his forces waiting for a call from the President to go into battle. Power's explanation of reality is scoffed at by Briggs. Briggs explains that Price was killed as a traitor for having the same kinds of ideas. Despite Brigg's madness, his troops don't think he is mad and remain loyal. Hawk is also being interrogated and tortured. Briggs has a dossier on Hawk's extensive military background and twists the facts to his liking, accusing Hawk of being in league with Dread. Hawk explains that he did know Dread before he became evil, but tells Briggs that Dread killed his good friend, Stuart Power, father of Captain Power. But Briggs is beyond reasoning and orders that Power and Hawk be executed. Colonel Masters, who has been at Briggs' side all along, urges the General to hold off the execution until more information is known. Briggs is adamant. Masters begins to doubt his leaders' sanity too. Soaron and a detachment of biomech troops arrive at Briggs' base, activating an alarm. A battle ensues, but Briggs' troops are hopelessly outgunned. Power and Hawk succeed in ripping out a power cable from the wall. Power touches the live sparking wires to his Power Suit, hoping he can survive the shock and recharge. He collapses. Briggs, observing several battle fronts on monitor screens, sees his men are losing badly. Briggs panics, not knowing what to do, but refusing to retreat or evacuate his base. Colonel Masters takes charge and orders an evacuation. Power has survived his dangerous recharge and his Power Suit is fully functional again. Power joins the battle and holds off the biomechs to cover the escape of Briggs' troops. Briggs refuses to evacuate, despite the desperate urgings from Masters. Masters gives up and leaves Briggs to the mercy of the machines. Alone in his office, singing, Briggs is visited by Soaron, who promptly digitizes the pathetic General. Hawk, also fully recharged, arrives at the battle front and fights Soaron from the air, driving him off. Power gets himself surrounded by biomechs, but fights his way out of his predicament with the help of the "voice" of his Power Suit and the heretofor unseen back jets his Power Suit is equipped with. Power is eventually rescued by Hawk, who flies him to safety.
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