In the Whispering Woods, Bow reminded Glimmer and Adora that Entrapta was the only one who came close to combining First Ones' tech and magic. Swift Wind joined the trio as they headed toward Alwyn, Etheria's farming and orchard hub. Alwyn had stopped all contact and the four heroes went to find out what happened.
In the Fright Zone, Catra dropped in on Hordak unexpectedly and Hordak rebuked her for getting caught by Bow and Glimmer and wasting time and materials on the attack on Bright Moon. He used his tech to remove Etheria's atmosphere which caused Catra to choke. She asked for another chance to prove herself and Hordak allowed her to try again.
As the hero's continued things started getting weird as they got closer to the village. The village was suddenly and without explanation abandoned by the farmers, Swift Wind sensed something strange and Bow's Tracker Pad failed. Adora told some scary stories she learned while in the Horde.
Catra and Scorpia struggled with armor requests and paperwork. Entrapta went looking for a six-sided hex driver and sneaked into Hordak's lab, against Catra's orders. There she watched Hordak test his portal machine and fail, again. She figured out that one of the problems was that he was using un-insulated cables, which she replaced.
When Hordak fired up the portal machine, it worked. Hordak then explained portal powers and told Entrapta that there are other planets, which was news to her. Catra visited Shadow Weaver in her cell. The two alternately shared information and insults. Catra and Scorpia interrupted Hordak and Entrapta's portal work, Hordak said that he preferred working with Entrapta, starting their friendship.
Back in Alwyn, after seeing some ghostly apparitions the Hero's heard a strange high-pitched whine and ghostly voices. They eventually figured out that the apparitions were left over First Ones' holograms powered by the First Ones' tower in the village. Bow surmised that the tower was activated when Entrapta hooked up the Black Garnet to the planet via the First Ones' tech hub. She-Ra deactivated the tower with her touch. Bow sent a message to the farmers that all was well. Then Bow's tracker pad began displaying the strange First Ones' signal again and in another part of the planet, a piece of First Ones' tech began sending signals.