While returning from a mission, the Roughnecks are attacked and captured by a contingent of Skinnies. Held hostage in a primitive but seemingly inescapable Skinnie prison cell, tensions mount amongst the squad. Meanwhile, Carl's mental state seems to have taken a turn for the worse. When Carl and Brutto are taken away for interrogation, the rest of the squad implements an escape plan utilizing the batteries from their Power Suits to blast their way out of the cell. It is revealed that a Brain Bug is actually leading the "interrogation" of Carl and Brutto, but Carl is able to use his mental powers to energize Brutto, allowing the pair to escape and link up with the rest of the squad.