Silver flashes back to his time as a Masked Child servant of Pryce, the Masked Man. At one point, Green asked Pryce why they were picked as Masked Children. Although he finds it pointless asking why, Pryce states that they were picked for three specific reasons. The first is gender, from which three of each were picked. The second is age, which meant the children had to be picked from a young age with a three-year difference between each to prevent the chance of a rebellion. The last is ones birthplace and natural talent, which meant that Silver was picked because Pyrce knew his family and where he was born.
Silver assumes that Giovanni was looking for him so that he can make him a successor to Team Rocket. Depressed, Silver reveals to Sneasel that he often dreams of being home like Green. He describes the place as being sunny and filled with tame Pokémon, just like Gold's house was. Silver claims that his dreams of being part of the light will never happen because the darkness keeps pulling him away from it. Although he accepts this, Silver refuses to acknowledge Giovanni, the leader of an evil organization, as his father. Silver attempts to leave, but Giovanni grabs his arm and tries to stop him.
Meanwhile, on the battlefield, Sird notices that Yellow knows that she is withholding information about Organism No. 2's origins. Sird claims that her story is finished and suggests that Yellow pry the remaining information from Organism No. 2 with her powers. She states that it's useless, as they have already reunited Giovanni with Silver. Sird and Orm begin tearing up at the assumption that Silver and Giovanni are having a family reunion. Suddenly, a large quake surges through the airship, which means that someone is piloting it.
The airship tilts over, which knocks everyone off of it. Mewtwo manages to save itself, Red, and Yellow with its spoon while Red grabs Organism No. 2 to prevent it from falling. Red assumes that it's part of Team Rocket's schemes, but Mewtwo notes that Sird and Orm look surprised as well. Sird notes that the ship is on autopilot, which must mean that someone has hijacked the airship. The culprit is revealed to be Carr, who managed to get out of the storeroom with his hacking skills. Carr claims that he doesn't care if Red was backed into a corner and Giovanni is reunited with his son, and that he will crush everyone on the ship into pieces, intending to become the next leader of Team Rocket.
In the magazine version of this round, the gap between the ages of the Masked Children was mistakenly labeled as two years instead of three. This was fixed in the volume version and the ages of Will, Karen, Sham, and Carl were altered to fit this change.
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