Buddy is avoiding using his powers for fear of killing animals. He goes to apologize to Travis Cody, who- it turns out- was building a machine to study Buddy's powers and help him. He is not the person disrupting the Red. A strange energy entity appears to Maxine, who she calls "Mister Rainbow". Buddy takes Travis and goes to Mexico to do stunt work on a movie called Day of Dread II. It turns out that part of the maniacal directors plans involves a stunt in which men dressed as aliens really kill dogs on camera. Buddy quits. As he is ready to leave, he is approached by Buck Samson of STAR Labs who has an offer to discuss with him.