This episode didn't waste any time setting up things to come. The beginning of the episode begins with a galactic fight and introduces us to the main antagonist of the series, Vilgax. During the dogfight, the viewers are introduced to Ben Tennyson, your typical mischievous 10-year-old, as seen when he throws a paper airplane at a teacher. Of course, he is not without honor when we see him stand up to a bunch of bullies, only to end up wedgied on a tree. Soon Grandpa Max comes to take him on their camping trip for the summer. Ben is estatic until he realizes that his annoying cousin Gwen is coming along for the ride. When the ship Vilgax is attacking begins to run out of steam, it launches a mysterious pod on Earth. The first stop on the Tennyson trip is a camping ground and Max chooses interesting grub for their meal. When Ben is unhappy on the trip, he sees a shooting star and decides to follow it into the woods. There, he sees a pod and inside the pod is a mysterious watch. The watch clamps onto Ben, to his fright. He messes around with the watch and transforms himself into Heatblast. At first, he becomes scared that he's on fire, then he revels in his newfound power until he accidentally sets a forest fire. After Ben, Gwen, and Max stop the fire, Ben realizes he has to use his newfound powers to help people, which he uses to give one of Vilgax's robots a thrashing. But he's still a mischevious ten-year-old kid who sees the unlimited potential of fun the watch has, which is seen when he gives the two bullies a similar wedgie.
A great start to a series.