Christie and Max search for the true location of Max's Internet girlfriend, but finding only dead ends, Christie calls in a favor from an old friend--John Lynch of Gen13!
Lynch and Fairchild tell Max that they've come to help him understand the power of the Creation Equation which was downloaded directly into Max's brain. But as they talk with him, they realize that his online girlfriend Susanna may have also received a portion of the Creation Equation through a file Max sent her.
Tobruk , Brande , Exotica , and Christie Blaze arrive. Blaze and Lynch's reunion is anything but sweet as she punches him for abandoning her to I.O. Fairchild steps up to defend Lynch but The Fallen back up Blaze, reminding everyone that The Rath will attack again. Max gets fed-up with the bickering and his powers activate.
Exotica explains that each of The Fallen contain a fraction of the power Max possesses but it is also why they are charged with protecting him. It's their job to not only protect him but also make sure the power doesn't consume him.
Fairchild decides to take Max, Devan , and Jenny outside for a chance to cool off. She's tries to convince Max that Lynch's intentions are noble.
The Fallen discuss how best to protect Max and Brande discovers that the part of Creation Equation that Susanna has acts as a modulator for Max and without it, he could lose control.
Max returns and agrees to go with Lynch if Devan and Jenny can come too. But he tells them the first order of business is to get some food.
They raid the local Taco Hell and then head to St. Louis where Susanna lives. En route, Exotica begins teaching Max how to use his powers. They arrive to find Susanna missing and a Rath Bloodhound waiting for them! The Bloodhound tells them that Cardinal Lazarus has Susanna and he wants Max in exchange for her.
Cassandra has brought Susanna to Lazarus and he intents to use Susanna as bait to capture Max. Lazarus also reveals that their is a traitor amongst The Fallen.
At her home in McLean, Virginia, Dominique Faust receives word about an energy spike in St. Louis and makes preparations to investigate.