Subterranean Homesick Blues is the thirty-third episode of Bakugan Battle Planet.
The Awesome Ones return home to learn that no time has passed while they were in Vestroia, but they soon discover their brawling has gotten years advanced.
Lightning and Phaedrus have saved the Bakugan, but the Awesome Ones are still stuck. Benton looks for a way to guide them out and leaves the room, something comes from the portal, believing it is the others, but it's actually Strata the Hunter! He found a way out of the maze. The Awesome Ones are still stuck in the Maze, Strata uses his whip to snatch the Bakugan he captured back and sends out his Bakugan, which destroys part of the office. Lightning sends out Howlkor and Artulean, as well as Phaedrus, to fight against Strata’s Krakelios and Haos/Darkus Skorporos. Benton notices the damage and the battle outside, as well as a hexagon glowing in the sky. Strata and his Bakugan are doing heavy damage against Lightning’s Bakugan, Strata’s Tidal Wave defeats Howlkor, leaving Phaedrus and Artulean only left.
The Awesome Ones have made it back to Benton’s office thanks to Pyravian, but the gate falls due to the commotion outside. Benton is glad to see the AO back, but they notice Lightning is in trouble outside, so they use their Bakugan to lend a hand. Krakelios uses Tidal Wave against Drago, but Drago seems defeated to Strata, but Drago comes up from behind and hits Krakelios, this shocks Strata as he escaped Krakelios’ attack. Since Strata escaped when the AO were fighting the Bakuzon, they got stronger by fighting the Bakuzon and Tiko. The battle continues as Strata makes his Krakelios go underground and sneak attack, while his Skorporos spin around, but the AO counter their attacks easily. Strata is surprised they can do this, he thinks they’ve done something to themselves, Dan replies that they’ve powered up since then and won a lot of battles. The AO throw BakuCores to power up their Bakugan to unleash powerful attacks, finishing Strata’s Bakugan. Strata is defeated and tries to run away until Phaedrus blocks his path, forcing him to leave the stolen Bakugan. Benton comments on the impressive battle and asks what exactly happened in The Maze, but the AO tell him that they need to let their parents know that they’re okay because they’ve been trapped in The Maze for a long time, but Benton replies that they’ve actually been stuck in the Maze for 10 minutes, so the passage of time works differently. With the Bakugan saved, the Awesome Ones are now back home, so they fall asleep after the long journey they had in The Maze.
- The Awesome Ones vs. Strata the Hunter (Krakelios and Skorporoses) = The Awesome Ones win