|Joyride to Doom|
|Air date||June 30, 2011 (USA)|
|Written by||Ross Beeley|
|Directed by||John Delaney|
|Story by||Todd Garfield and Jeremy Corray|
|Supervising director||Steven E. Gordon|
The cadets take the lions and sneak off to Lotor's home planet, where Maahox abducts them!
The cadets are assigned to study star charts and grow bored. Daniel convinces the group to borrow the Lions so they can sneak off to go to Planet Doom, Lotor's home planet to grab a sample of Haggarium. They get captured while trying to find a Haggarium sample. Once they are captured, Lotor gets a chance to attack Arus.
Maahox, studies Vince's strange energy signature. Meanwhile, Lotor invades the Castle of Lions and takes Allura hostage, and Voltron debuts a new reconfiguration ability during the rescue; Lance's red-center form for Voltron with "Magma Pistols".
Lance and Keith after the cadets returned the stolen lions —
"Okay, I am going to stomp him now"
Hunk (when seeing a little Lotor beneath the Voltron foot)
"Did you guys know that Vince glows?"
Lance riding with a powered up VInce —
- First time that Red Center combination is shown in the new series. When Lance forms the head in the Red Lion, Voltron forms Blazing Guns instead of Blazing Sword.
- Lotor renews his obession with Alura in this episode, going after her directly.
- While not named the Drule general in this episode is Commander Cossack.