As the episode begins Bob, Dot, and Enzo are in a strange game, which takes place amid ancient ruins. The sprites have rebooted as chrome robot like versions of themselves and their goal is to defeat a deadly laser-shooting, Aztec-looking user. There’s only one problem: the user is too fast and too deadly for the sprites to even hit.

The camera pans to the exterior of the game cube, where Hack and Slash are transporting a strange-looking device to the game cube. They argue a bit as to where they should put it on the cube, but drop it in terror when Megabyte’s face appears within a vidwindow that opens in front of them. The bots and Megabyte talk about the strange machine, and it is revealed to be a leech command, designed to suck energy out of game cubes. After an argument about buttons, Hack starts the machine and the energy drain begins. Where the drained energy goes is a mystery.

Within the game something strange happens. The game slows down to almost a crawl, but the sprites still function at their normal speed. Enzo takes advantage of the situation by using his gun as a baseball bat and launching the laser the user shoots back at it, winning the game. Enzo is thrilled he won a game, but Bob and Dot are worried about the game speed problem. Dot calls Phong to talk about it, and learns that not only was there an energy drain, but the Mainframe archives have issues as well. Dot, Bob, and Enzo head to the archives and, after going through many levels of heavy security, the group finds out that the archives lost energy during the power drain and almost lost the security field.

Cut to somewhere below the city. Megabyte’s troops are camping out in the sewers. A British binome informs Megabyte that they almost “pulled it off” and that they only need a little more energy to break through. Megabyte commands Hack and Slash to set the leech command to maximum drain on the next game cube that hits. He reveals that he wants to get into the Mainframe archives.

Bob goes to check up on Megabyte while Dot stays behind to help re-align the archives. Frisket bounds onto the scene and soon begins to lead Enzo on a hunt for something Frisket can only define as being suspicious by growling. The mischievous pair soon find themselves in the bowels of Mainframe.

At the Tor, Megabyte is up to no good, as usual. He is putting together a device that looks suspiciously like a Stargate. As Bob heads toward Megabyte’s Tor a game lands. It is a World War II game and Bob immediately starts firing rounds from his machine gun. Before long, the game starts to slow down again and it gets so volatile that the game begins to crash. Before it can, another game cube lands on top of the crashing one — and the games merge. The game that was landing was a prehistoric game, so the merged game contains flapping air planes and dinosaurs with cannons for noses. Also in the game is Megabyte, the game having landed on the Tor. He and Bob work together (sort of) and though Bob has to save Megabyte from a tar pit, the game is won. Bob heads for the Tor, nanoseconds after he is informed by Dot that Megabyte has stolen an ancient gateway command from the archives. Dot says she’ll meet him there.

Meanwhile, under the city, Enzo and Frisket are snooping around, closer to danger than they suspect. They run into Megabyte’s spies and are kidnapped, and brought back to the Tor. Once there, Enzo is being harnessed to the same device Megabyte made Bob wear in The Tearing. He is to be used as a guinea pig for the portal Megabyte is creating with the old gateway command and the gate (Stargate) to get to the Super Computer. Bob and Dot arrive just as Enzo has been forced to go through the portal and chaos ensues. Bob goes in after Enzo, but in the chaos Hack and Slash drop the portal, which falls from the gate. Just before it shatters into a million pieces Bob emerges with Enzo. Though he is furious, Megabyte lets everyone go because he owes Bob a favour for saving his life in the game cube. Now the virus and the guardian are even.

Episode summary from Julia Cat’s ReBoot Corner, used with permission.