Jayce, suspicious of a trap, is nevertheless lured to a radiation hot planet by Dr. Zorg, a bitter rival of Audric's. Flora and Herc stay behind as backup, but their vehicles are damaged by an enormous mutation and they are exposed to radiation and rendered useless to Jayce where he, Gillian and Oon are indeed trapped. They override Zorg's computer and communicate with the vehicles. Flora had trained the Zoogies to operate the command module in emergencies and they come to the rescue. Meanwhile, Zorg is tapping their computer and obtaining Audric's notes. To prevent this Gillian and Jayce set the computer to self-destruct. Oon retrieves Jayce's ring and its powers transport them all back to the Pride before the planet explodes.