A spore storm traps the Horde trainees in the Woods and traps Adora in the Crystal Castle, where a damaged Light Hope is forced to reboot herself.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Light Hope isn't as serious while rebooting.
- Body Horror: After prolonged exposure to the spore storm, Lonnie, Kyle, and Rogelio are covered in chemical burns.
- Bottle Episode: Two in one, with Adora and Light Hope trapped in the spire and Lonnie, Rogelio and Kyle trapped in the van.
- Calvinball: Kyle is clearly making up the game he suggests playing as he goes, which makes it particularly impressive that he still manages to lose.
- A Day in the Limelight: For Lonnie, Rogelio and Kyle, who get their own side plot and quite a bit of attention and development in this episode. Also for Light Hope, who has a much bigger role here than usual.
- Epic Fail: "Kyle, did you just lose the game that you made up?"
- Happier Home Movie: Light Hope finds a recording of Mara bringing flowers to her.
- Lower-Deck Episode: The only episode in four seasons where Lonnie, Kyle and Rogelio are more than bit players.
- Not the Intended Use: Light Hope chides Adora for trying to use her sword to pry the door open.
- Plot-Driven Breakdown: A storm of highly corrosive spores traps Adora with Light Hope, and Lonnie with Rogelio and Kyle.
- RockPaperScissors: The Horde crew tries to decide who goes out to fix the transport using bot, shield, laser. Kyle gets stuck in a Logic Bomb when they beat each other in a circle. He then resorts to Calvinball.
- The Un-Reveal: Light Hope is willing to answer all of Adora's questions, but is unable to because she hasn't loaded that information.
- Twisting the Words: Clearly what Lonnie does for Rogelio at one point. When she appoints herself the leader, Rogelio shakes his head, makes a couple of indignant and protesting growls, and motions to himself instead. Not missing a beat, Lonnie tells Kyle: "See? Rogelio agrees!"
- Wham Line: After Adora leaves, Light Hope watches the recording of Mara again.Light Hope: This memory should have been purged per directive of the Heart of Etheria Project. Permanently delete.