A hoverdrone flies by outside. Dalton runs upstairs and looks out the window. The police use a bullhorn to command the hostage-takers to throw their weapons out and come out with their hands up. Max arrives on the scene, atop a nearby building. She spots the hoverdrone and oh, I can't really talk about it. She jumps atop the hoverdrone and surfs it over to Jam Pony HQ. It's so incredibly lame and cheesy, and the special effects are just awful. And it goes on way too long. And the CGI shots look more like Joshua than Max. I hate James Cameron. Max busts through the window and rides the hoverdrone to a complete stop on the floor. Is it a good idea to bring a hoverdrone into the building? Did she break it? Will it still be able to take pictures? This seems like one of those ideas that James Cameron threw out at a story meeting, and because he's the boss, no one felt they could say no, but behind his back, they rolled their eyes.
Some time has passed, and CeCe shows up to take over the watch from Mole. The hostages sit around and watch television, like, is it a good idea to let your hostages watch reports about their own situation and thus allow the police or other authorities to send them messages? No. No, it's not. Alec is too busy getting his arm bandaged by Dalton to care. Max walks over and asks OC how Gem is doing. Gem insists that she can still move if they need to get out. Mole walks in and yells at one of the hostages (the same messenger who got a fake bar code last week) for standing up. Fake Bar Code has to go to the bathroom. Sketchy takes a picture of Mole, and Mole points his gun at him. Max defuses the situation and tells Fake Bar Code to go to the bathroom. Mole wants to know who put Max in charge. Max says that the hostages are not their enemies, but Mole isn't so sure about that. Max looks around and sees everyone staring at her. Normal says that he always knew that Max was "a wrong number." Sketchy points out that Normal didn't notice that he was running "Transgenic Central." I guess Sketchy isn't going to betray the transgenics after all. Max realizes that something needs to be done to help the situation, and starts to make a speech about how things are tense. Bitchy Pigtail Messenger snarks, "Gee, I wonder why?" While I'm all for snarking at Max, is it a good idea to bitch at your armed captors? So, shut up, Bitchy Pigtail. Max asks the hostages to "sit tight and be patient," and the transgenics will be out of there soon. Normal stands and says that the hostages are leaving now. Mole trains his gun on Normal, creating a standoff. OC stands up and tells Normal to "sit [his] raggedy ass down." OC can be on the Dark Alec spin-off too. I'm still on the fence about Normal. Normal thinks that OC must be a transgenic too. OC says that she's not, but she's a friend to them, and if the hostages leave, the transgenics are in trouble. Normal doesn't care. OC does, and she thinks that the other messengers should too. OC also doesn't want anyone else to get hurt. Normal backs down.