Shiro attempts to create a deeper bond with the Black Lion, while Coran takes the others to a swap meet, where they have some strange adventures. After Coran details his time in the swap meets as edgy and filled with space pirates, they arrive and find it to resemble an average mall on Earth. Varkon, a bumbling mall rent-a-cop, sees the four Paladins drop their terrible disguises and pursues them through the mall. Keith goes to a knife salesman for information on the blade he has, but learns it is from an extinct people before the salesman tries to steal it from him. Hunk is made to work off a tab for Sal, the owner of Vrepit Sal’s diner, and earns a mass customer following with his gourmet skills. Varkon finds Hunk and he races out. Pidge and Lance find a shop which sells Earth material from the 1980’s. Hunk meets up with Keith, then Pidge with Lance (after they bought everything in the store) and finally meet up with Coran who has the lenses. Meanwhile, the Black Lion reveals how it was created, and how Zarkon & Alfor were once friends. Zarkon then connects to Shiro on the psychic plane where the difference in power is vast, but Shiro’s words of trusting his Lion earn its protection and defeat of Zarkon in the psychic plane. Waking up, Zarkon loses more connection to the Black Lion and Shiro is now more connected to the Black Lion. Afterwards, knowing Zarkon can’t track them, Shiro orders the Castle to the HQ of the Blade of Marmora.