In the days following Leeja's injury, Magnus is pushed to the breaking point fighting freewill robots. This feeling comes to a boiling point at a dinner where Magnus is used as a political tool by those he thought to be allies. It is also at this party where Magnus encounters W-23, a rogue robot. Returning to Magnus' home, W-23 and Magnus have a discussion, in which Magnus learns of an identifying trait of freewill robots. This, unfortunately, causes Magnus to realize that if 0-1X knows of this trait, he will lead an all-out attack on North Am. But to make matters worse, Magnus is now branded an enemy of the state for allowing W-23 to escape.