In a surprise turn of events, Adam shows up at Brackus' safe house with the four pure stones and Kara in handcuffs. No sooner do we learn that Brackus is Adam's adoptive father he is betrayed by his son and turned over to Nazmul for his treason against the Order of Infinis. Adam's plan to align himself with Nazmul by turning in his father fails as he is thrown in a cell beside Brackus and slated for execution. Kara is grabbed and prepared for the host body transfer that will give Nazmul physical form. An enraged Seth leads an all out assault on the castle. Repentant for the error of his ways, Adam risks his life to free Kara. Along the way, he makes a final mistake, he sets Brackus free thinking he is no longer a threat. With Kara safe and the four stones in hand, the Defenders head for the place of binding, unaware that Brackus is already making plans.