“Consequences”: Sonic is traversing the Cosmic Highway to the Multiverse with Scourge the Hedgehog in custody, but he doesn’t get far before he learns that all the zones are in lockdown. What threat has caused such drastic measures, and can Sonic defeat it? Meanwhile, a hearing is underway to determine whether Princess Sally is guilty of treason. All this, plus a development of cataclysmic proportions that could well mark the beginning of the end as the countdown to issue #200 continues!
Sonic, who intended to find Zonic the Zone Cop in the first place, willingly went with the cops. Using a warp ring, they entered into the No Zone, which was in ruins. Scourge then made another break for it, while causing mayhem. Zonic saw Scourge, and set him as the priority target.
Sonic stopped Zonic so he could find out what was going on, along with getting a spatial stabilizer to keep Sonic oriented in the No Zone. Zonic explained to Sonic how the Zone Cops were at war with a mad man named Dr. Nega, being the reason for the multiverse lockdown and the No Zone being in ruins.
After a bit more of talking, they went back to dealing with Scourge. Scourge tried to attack Zonic, only to be knocked back by Sonic and to get a control collar on him to keep his abilities in check without harming him.
While Scourge was down, Sonic asks about when Dr. Eggman will be taken away, being that this "Eggman" is from another world. Zonic responded by saying he would not be taking him back because Sonic-Prime has to fight a Robotnik for his zone's stability, and since the original Dr. Robotnik died, this one would be the next best one to fill in. When Zonic got done with the explanations, he got Scourge and took him away. Sonic left as well.
Sonic went back to New Mobotropolis to be at home. There, he was greeted by his parents, who were still getting used to Sonic being a hero everyday.
Over at New Megaopolis, Snively was talking to his internet companion, Regina, when Dr. Eggman called for Snively to come down to the lab. When Snively realized that Eggman called him by his first name "Colin", it made him think that Eggman was falling apart, which, if true, could make Regina's "plans" be accelerated.
When Snively got down to the lab, he was told to get behind the blast shield and watch the monitors. A huge blast of fire boomed behind the shield. Snively said that the readings were "higher than you expected, sir." His Egg Phoenix was ready for launch.