As Lockon recovers from his injuries, the UN Army announces "Operation Fallen Angel," a final offensive to destroy the Gundams. The HRL's Choubu Squadron continues to harass the exhausted Trinity siblings. Observing the situation on the Ptolemaios, the Meisters wonder if they must be destroyed to finally end war. Setsuna, wanting to learn the true purpose of the Gundams and following Lockon's suggestion that the HRL's attacks on Team Trinity requires armed intervention on Celestial Being's part, goes down to Earth with Lasse in the GN Arms. Meanwhile, Ali al-Saachez deceives Team Trinity and hijacks the Throne Zwei after killing Michael, then destroys the Throne Eins with Johann inside. Ali prepares to finish off Nena, but Setsuna arrives and engages in melee combat with Ali in the stolen Throne. On the Moon, Alejandro gains control of Veda and discovers Aeolia Schenberg in cryostasis. Taking out a golden gun, Alejandro fires repeatedly into Aeolia's capsule, but his actions set off a system trap. The trap unlocks the 'Trans-Am System' on the four original Gundams, giving them access to the full power and capabilities of their GN Drives. With the Trans-Am System, Setsuna is able to drive off Ali.