Kyle Rayner returns to Los Angeles to introduced Donna Troy to his mother.
On the way, Kyle sees an S.T.A.R. Lab is on fire. One lab tech says the fire should not have happened and that they were close to developing an AI.
Kyle's mother reveals that she has known he was Green Lantern. She scolds him for trying to find his father. Later, Donna tells Kyle he must still work toward renewing his relationship with his mother.
At the S.T.A.R. Lab, equipment reassembles itself and calls itself the Machine Messiah.
This issue features the first appearance of Kyle's mother, Maura Rayner.