|"A Hero Down"|
|Airdate||August 12, 2013|
Inside the Avalanche facility, Dax, Jason, and Nash oversee Seal's breakdown after being very saddened by McGrath's death. Nash tries to comfort Seal but the latter continuously degrades himself, stating he wasn't fast enough to save McGrath like McGrath saved him. As Nash begins to also break down, after failing to console Seal, Seal suddenly becomes enraged and declares that the ONC are the real enemies. He then spots a flamethrower and approaches it, much to the other's confusion.
Outside the facility, two ONC guards hear the commotion inside and prepare themselves. As they get closer to the entrance, Seal confronts the two guards and incinerates them with the flamethrower, performing it out of pure anger. Although the guards quickly burn to death, Seal continues his assault until Nash, Jason, and Dax stop him. Nash manages to bring Seal under control, allowing him to realize what he has done. Seal then drops the flamethrower and breaks into tears, with Nash, Dax, and Jason comforting him.
Nearby, several ONC soldiers witness the situation from a nearby hill. Colonel Bernard, the soldier in charge, contacts his superior, the Chancellor, and notifies him of the situation. The Chancellor then orders Bernard to bring the four back alive, to which Bernard agrees. Bernard then gathers up his men and they all move to capture the four Guardians.
Meanwhile, at Sandbox, Ichabod and Legend load up their weapons for a counterattack on Red Team. Ichabod asks Legend, "Are you ready for this Legend?", with Legend replying, "Ready as spaghetti!" before firing his shotgun.
- McGrath (Mentioned only)
- "Satiate Strings" by Kevin MacLeod
- "Hero Down" by Kevin MacLeod
- "Enter the Maze" by Kevin MacLeod
- "Fortunate Son (vocal cover)" by Chris Wilkins
- "Truth of the Legend" by Kevin MacLeod
- Legend's final statement, "Ready as spaghetti." is a reference to a phrase spoken by the character Master Chief of the live action/machinima series Arby 'n' the Chief.
- This is the first episode of Sandguardians to utilize slow-motion.
- The original "Fortunate Son" song by Creedence Clearwater Revival was originally planned to be used for the episode's ending, but was not due to the fear of the episode obtaining copyright infringement.