Setsuna escorts Marina back to Azadistan, arriving only to find the country burning and Ali Al-Saachez in the midst of it all. The survivors of the Katharon base attack are not happy with the Meisters' arrival. Sumeragi faints after recalling a failed mission where her lover, Emilio, died, leaving the crew of the Ptolemaios II on their own when the A-Laws attack once more - with Allelujah and Setsuna facing off against Soma and Mr. Bushido again. A guilt-ridden Saji, found and brought back to the Ptolemaios II by Tieria after accosting him on his actions before being released by Sergei, decides to help defend the ship as a gunner. Unbeknownst to him, one of his targets turn out to be an approaching GN-X III piloted by Louise Halevy.