Black Canary, Captain Atom and Nightwing discussed recent events in a STAR Labs office. Blue Beetle interrupted to tell them that he betrayed humanity in Impulse's future and demanded they remove his scarab.
At STAR Labs, Nightwing and the Team interviewed Green Beetle to confirm his identity, including a half-hearted telepathic scan by Miss Martian. They later discussed the additives the Reach planted in their drink.
Taos April 9, post-05:20MDT
Outside STAR Labs, Jaime and Green Beetle discussed freeing Jaime of his scarab's influence. Green agreed to turn off his scarab, but in fact put it on-mode, making Jaime the Reach's puppet.
Tired of undergoing tests at STAR Labs, Virgil, Tye, Asami Koizumi and Ed escaped the facility. Meanwhile, most of the Amazo parts recovered from the wreckage of the Hall of Justice were delivered there for safe keeping.
Taos May 13, 20:52MDT
The runaway teens were found by STAR security at the bus depot. A sleeping Tye manifested a giant astral form, and tore the roof off the depot, before fleeing with his friends.
Blue Beetle pursued them and, failing to convince them to return to STAR, took them to meet Green Beetle. Meanwhile, STAR Labs came under attack by Red Volcano, who wanted Amazo. Beetle and, soon after, the teens abandoned their journey to help at STAR. Beetle was able to destroy the robot, but not before massively damaging the building. The runaways rescued the endangered staff, and fled the scene when Beetle was beset by reporters.
Virgil, Ed, Asami and Tye roamed the town destroying posters, billboards and a delivery truck for the Reach drink. They received a call from Luthor offering the chance to do real damage to the Reach.
At their safehouse, Luthor tasked the teens with the rescue of the Team members held captive of the Warworld. They eventually agreed, and opened a boom tube to the vessel with the Fatherbox Luthor gave them.
The runaways returned to the safehouse via boom tube, with Arsenal in tow. They found Luthor (via laptop) already waiting for them. Arsenal's history with Luthor, coupled with Luthor's attitude, convinced the teens to end their relationship with him. They destroyed the laptop and Fatherbox and abandoned the safehouse.
Having disabled the Reach Magnetic Field Disruptor in Taos with Impulse, Blue Beetle contacted the Watchtower to inform them he had detected another MFD in the arctic. Impulse left to help Flash disable it.