Following his coronation as King of Macedonia, Alexander, accompanied by his companion Hephaestion, journeys across the countryside to visit their mentor Aristotle. Alexander continues through the last stretch of the journey without Hephaestion and met by a spectral manifestation of his late father, King Philip. The two have a brief and charged exchange ending with Alexander questioning his own capabilities as a leader. He then reaches Aristotle and the two discuss his future and the potential it holds. As their conversation comes to a close, Alexander accepts his destiny as King and returns to Hephaestion for the journey back home.