Jack and the other rebellion forces are on the ropes, but they get some sudden inspiration to draw power from external sources. Both Gavyn and Jack make the decision to kill their foe, Jack feeling worse about it than Gavyn does. The Rann forces are called and the rebellion is finished. Sardath sets up a zeta beam allowing Jack, Payton/Gavyn and Mikaal to finally return home to Opal. But Payton/Gavyn decides to stay on the Throneworld. He asks Jack to tell his sister not to worry about him and Jack finally comes home. But home isn't exactly how he left it.