After returning home from Niles, things begin to fall into place. Maybe not killing Breslin was a bad idea, but Matt's no murderer. Val, still tweaking and tuning the unit, is surprised, as is everyone else, when Merra admits to knowing the Black Widow, and asking her for help. Thomas convinces Matt to drop the BLB in favor of joining wholly with Fire Cat, and changing the name to Fire Cat-in-Exile. And lastly, the BLB gets some welcome aid from those crazy mercs from beyond the void, Wolf's Dragoons!