Getting into the Highbreed headquarters, the gang fight the Highbreed and an army of DNAliens. When Kevin is threatened by a Highbreed commander, an enraged Gwen transforms into her Anodite form for the first time. She almost loses her humanity and wants to destroy the entire Highbreed fleet by herself, but upon hearing Kevin's confession that he cannot bear to lose her, she returns to normal and they embrace each other afterwards. Upon discovering that the fleet can only be recalled by the Highbreed Supreme, Ben, Gwen, Kevin head to their home world to confront him. But the Highbreed Supreme refuses to recall the fleet and Azmuth reveals that the Highbreed's obsession with genetic purity has resulted in sterility in their species: they intend to cleanse the entire galaxy of all sentient and intelligent life in retaliation.
Using the Omnitrix, Ben sends out a powerful circular white-colored energy wave that reprograms the DNA of every Highbreed in the galaxy, fusing their DNA with random species from the Omnitrix to repair their genetic damage. The council is stunned and horrified at the loss of their genetic purity and immediately consider mass suicide as their only honorable option. Reinrassic III returns to convince the Highbreed Supreme that their new impurity is not undesirable and now they can live, thus recalling the fleet and being elected as the Highbreed Supreme. Grandpa Max decides to become the mentor of the Plumber's kids that Ben recruited. Ben and Julie almost kiss, but decide against it. Ben makes it up by walking her to school tomorrow. Professor Paradox takes Azmuth home and Kevin takes Gwen to an auto show. As a side effect of recalibrating the Omnitrix, Ben finds out that it has also unlocked new aliens and transforms into one in the last moment of the episode.
Azmuth: Are you inferring that you're smarter than me because your head is bigger? Brainstorm: No. I'm implying that I'm smarter than you because my brain is bigger.
Gwen: (attempting to awaken an unconscious Ben, who is on the ground, lying in the snow) Ben, are you okay? Ben? Kevin: (comes over and hits\taps Ben gently on the face with the back of his hand) Wake up. We all know you need your beauty sleep but now's not a good time (he and Gwen both take one of Ben's arms and help him up as he comes back to consciousness).
Gwen (enraged): I said...LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! (blasts Highbreed away) Kevin: (regains consciousness) Ahh... Gwen! (comes to her and holds her) Gwen: (In deep voice) So much power! Kevin: Gwen listen to me...you gotta shut it down! Gwen: No! I think I can defeat the Highbreed, all by myself! Kevin: Your grandmother said that it will take at least seventy-five years to master all of that power! Gwen: We don't have seventy-five years! Kevin: You will lose your humanity. You won't remember Ben, or me. Ben will find another way.. Gwen.. You got to come back to me, Gwen. I can't lose you, okay? Gwen: (comes to her human form,opens her eyes) Ok (smiles) Kevin: (Smiles) (they hug passionately)
Naming and Translations
La Guerre des Mondes, 2e partie
The War of the Worlds: 2nd part
Világok harca, Második rész
Worlds' War, Part 2
Guerra dos Mundos, 2ª Parte
War of the Worlds, 2nd Part
La Guerra de los Mundos: Segunda Parte
The War of the Worlds: Second Part
La Guerra De Los Mundos: 2° Parte
The War of the Worlds: 2nd Part
The title is the same as the 1898 novel by H. G. Wells.
When Ben calls the Highbreed supreme "the big banana around here" it was a hint towards Dwayne McDuffie's inspiration for Highbreed, bananas.
The Omnitrix mentions 'recombinant DNA' when repairing the DNA of the Highbreed. Recombinant DNA is formed by taking a chunk of genes out of a DNA strand and putting new genes in its place, forming new characteristics, like the Highbreed's new looks.