Shiro attempts to create a deeper bond with the Black Lion, while Coran takes the others to a swap meet, where they have some strange adventures. After Coran details his time in the swap meets as edgy and filled with space pirates, they arrive and find it to resemble an average mall on Earth. Varkon, a bumbling mall rent-a-cop, sees the four Paladins drop their terrible disguises and pursues them through the mall. Keith goes to a knife salesman for information on the blade he has, but learns it is from an extinct people before the salesman tries to steal it from him. Hunk is made to work off a tab for Sal, the owner of Vrepit Sal's diner, and earns a mass customer following with his gourmet skills. Varkon finds Hunk and he races out. Pidge and Lance find a shop which sells Earth material from the 1980's. Hunk meets up with Keith, then Pidge with Lance (after they bought everything in the store) and finally meet up with Coran who has the lenses.
For millennia, the evil Galra Empire has plagued the universe by conquering planets and destroying their inhabitants. The only known threat to the empire's power and plans, is the legendary "Defender of the Universe" Voltron, a 100 meter tall robot warrior composed of five lion mechas whose whereabouts are presumed to be unknown. The Galra Empire's path of conquest and search for Voltron has led them to Earth's solar system. A group of space pilots-Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge, and Hunk-discover the blue lion and immediately get swept up into the Galran War. They meet Princess Allura, become the next Paladins, and reunite the five lions to form Voltron and free the universe from the Galra Empire.
**NOTE: Even though Netflix releases all episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender on one day, they are portrayed on the TV Calendar as airing one episode a day, for ease of visualisation.