Continued from last issue... Knuckles meets up with Lara-Le for help with his date with Julie-Su. Lara-Le realizing his would ruin her surprise for Knuckles' birthday, meets with Julie-Su to discuss her plans with Knuckles. Meanwhile with the Chaotix, Charmy can't make it for the birthday. Vector is upset about the relationship between Knuckles and Julie-Su, and Mighty and Espio are trying to cheer him up. Knuckles arrives and both of them forgive each other. Locke watching the scene from a screen, receives a video call from Lara-Le who invites Locke to Knuckles' 16th birthday. Knuckles having second thoughts about the date is given advice by Archimedes to go ahead with it. Julie-Su and Knuckles are ready for their date, Julie-Su takes Knuckles to the common halls, where everyone surprises Knuckles for his birthday. After having a great time at the party, Knuckles takes Julie-Su on the dance floor where Julie-Su asks him out on another date. Knuckles agrees and kisses Julie-Su.
Sub-Story: Below the Belt
Mighty uses his strength to open the vault in the prison; Nic, Fiona and Mighty are shocked to find Ray in the vault with the treasure. In the flashback, it is revealed that when Ray, Sonic and Mighty confronted Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ray found the Power Stone Dr. Robotnik took, but disappeared with it. Mighty thinking that Ray was dead went berserk and destroyed Dr. Robotnik's robots. During the fight, Dr. Robotnik takes an unconscious Fiona with him in his escape ship. Back in the present, Fiona reveals that she was trapped in another prison where Dr. Robotnik made Auto-Fiona. Fiona escaped years later and worked with Nic. Ray is trapped in the vault with the Power Stone, Nic shoots the Power Stone which brings Ray out of the vault, but the Power Stone disappears. Nic is mad at Ray for losing the Power Stone, but Mighty is happy to have his friend back.