The episode begins with a trick the series has used a few times before. Superboy, Beast Boy, Miss Martian and Alanna, resident of Ranagar, are in the middle of some action as armored mechs pursue them through an alien jungle. Then just as the action heats up, the title card rolls and we are taken back to hours ago to show how this situation has come about. It usually works pretty well as an opening, but this is probably one of the least effective times the show has done it. It really shows us nothing besides that the group will be getting into some trouble later, which you kind of generally assume to be the case in any episode. They probably could have chosen or set up a more tense and suspenseful moment to flash forward to than Superboy getting blasted a lot.