The issue also foreshadows a new player in the galactic events of the DCU. Given what they deem is the failure of the Green Lantern Corps the Guardians of the Universe decide they need a new solution to keep the peace. Yeah, I’m sure that will work out well (just like the Alpha Lanterns and New Guardians).
Despite the odd ending that suggests Sinestro might be replacing Hal Jordan on a more permanent basis than anyone assumed, the issue works well enough. However, I am growing tired of Sinestro showing up Hal in every single issue. Once again we get another instance of Hal not knowing how to use his ring. Seriously? I understand you want to show Sinestro as as more experienced, but removing all of Hal’s years of service (which didn’t get rebooted, remember) doesn’t seem like the best option. I like that Hal enjoys his ring, now lets see him know how to use it. Worth a look.