J’onn and Despero’s battle leaves the Watchtower, and they plummet down to San Diego where they are joined by Aquaman.
Back in Metropolis, the League has an informal vote on what to do with the captured Secret Society of Super-Villains. Hawkman is adamantly for removing the heroes’ identities from the villains’ memories, and Green Arrow and the Flash reluctantly agree. Superman, Green Lantern and Black Canary are all sorely opposed, which throws the deciding vote to Zatanna. Zatanna tells them that her vote is inconsequential, as no matter the outcome she would refuse to wipe anymore minds. Zatanna requests that she be removed from the League’s roster, and leaves the group.
The League returns to the Watchtower with the Society, having loosely decided to vote with the Martian Manhunter on whether or not he will perform the memory erases. Unaware of the earlier fight with Despero, they are confused to find the Monitor Room in a state of destruction.
Zatanna goes to Themyscira, and finds the council of both Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Wonder Woman, still in semi-exile after murdering Maxwell Lord, sympathises with her.
Back in the Batcave, Batman continues to repair Red Tornado’s body, while Catwoman stays with him. The cave is invaded by Despero, who has managed to get both Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter in his mental thrall. The two mind-controlled heroes subdue Batman, and Despero gains control of his body as well. Catwoman is left alone in the Batcave facing all four of them.