Mourning the destruction of Coast City, Hal Jordan uses his power ring to resurrect his home town and its inhabitants including his parents and his childhood girlfriend, Jennifer. However, it all suddenly fades away, and Hal finds himself face to face with a Guardian who wants him to surrender his ring, as he has violated their most sacred canon by using the ring for personal gain.
Coast city has been vaporized, not nothing more than a rather large hole or charred sand. Hal is there, grieving, thinking about why his city was destroyed and thinking of all his life has been and how all of it is tied into this city….now a simple hole.
He uses his ring to recreate coast city and speaks with his dad and mom and even his very first girlfriend. Alas the people were not truly reborn but simple manifestations of his battered Psyche. Just as his father is about to tell him what he has always wanted to hear, his ring runs out of power.
A guardian appears before him demanding he hand over his ring and prepare to be transported back to Oa where he will go on trial for using his ring for personal gain. Grief stricken Hal has other ideas and refuses to wield the ring, he absorbs the power of the guardians projection and decides he will have the power he needs so he can set things right.
Meanwhile Kyle Rayner and his girlfriend Alex Dewitt enjoy a moonlight romp on the beach, they both see a green star ascending to the heavens, at Alex’s behest Kyle makes a wish on the star.