Nolan explains his origins as an alien dedicated to the protection of the Earth to a young Mark. In the present day, Mark is restless and unable to sleep so decides to go out for a fly. He manages to intervene in someone's attempt to steal gameboxes and meets up with the Teen Team for the first time.
The next day, Mark, Atom Eve and Robot seek out Mauler's hideout to figure out why he was attempting to steal video game consoles. The three break in on Mauler and his associate, who are apparently creating killer robots with console processors, and make short work of them. After defeating the enemy, Robot tells Mark that he's welcome to join the team.
Meanwhile, in the Twin Pines Mall, a teenager with a bomb in his chest explodes.