While in the middle of a qualifying contest for the Del Oro Extreme, Josh and the other athletes are rocked by a strange and violent lightning storm. By the next day, Josh has decided to quit the D.O.X., saying to his father that ""...there's no challenge; and it's just not fair."" However, when the lightning ceases to stop, Max must don the D.O.X. uniform, and try to find out the cause. After a series of near-death experiences for all of the D.O.X. competitors, Max learns that the threat is caused by a crazed Woody Barkowski, and his sister, Annabelle. He stops them, saving the day, and many lives. Then, at the awards ceremony, Laura catches him talking to Rachel, and accuses him of cheating on her, using a comment he made back in the episode ""Strangers"" against him. He pacifies her, sort of.