In exchange for his father's safety, Jack agrees to duel Kyle in the skies above Opal City. As they duel, the Shade arrives with the O'Dares and reveals his role in the Mist's plans. As the police close in on the Mist, Jack ends the duel with Kyle by incinerating him with the cosmic rod, claiming this will be his only kill.
As the Mist is being arrested, it is evident that his mind is gone, while his daughter Nash has clearly become something else. Elsewhere, Jack agrees to take up the mantle of Starman in exchange for his father resuming his scientific research.
Elsewhere once again, we find Mikaal Tomas enslaved in a freak show, and we find Will Payton being experimented upon on Throneworld.