The PLANT Supreme Council supports Chairman Durandal's new policy, while ZAFT military headquarters issues orders for the Minerva to destroy the Archangel. Shinn defeats Kira and destroys the Freedom. The Archangel is apparently destroyed.
- When Shinn tells Kira on how the Freedom killed Stella, Shinn says that he tried to stop Stella in the Filipino dub. In the English and Japanese versions, he (Shinn) says he tried stop the Freedom from killing Stella.
- Shinn mentions the Freedom numerous times in the Filipino dub of this episode.
- The Impulse stabbing the Freedom are frequently seen in flashbacks in later episodes.
- Although one scene of the Freedom cripping Impulse had the Beam Saber swinging sound effect added in the Original Version/Special Edition release, this was not applied to the HD Remastered release.
- The Force Impulse's wings temporarily became entirely red after Shinn activates his SEED mode.
- When the Freedom's left shoulder armor took damage from Impulse's Beam Rifle shot, the Freedom welds the beam rifle before the next scene shows that it's rifle being stored on the back of the skirt armor. This was amended in the HD Remastered release.
- A cel stacking error of the Freedom clipping through Impulse's Force Silhouette wing pieces.
- The Freedom having green optics in one scene before the Impulse destroyed it.
HD Remaster Changes
- A flashback of Stellar & Destroy Gundam had sound effects added on it.
- A strong wind sound effect was added when Force Impulse charges to destroy the Freedom.
- Several scenes from the Video Release/Special Edition is added in this episode:
- One scene of Force Impulse firing the beam rifle.
- Force Impulse firing the beam rifle to it's shield.
- One scene of Force Impulse evading Freedom's shots.
- A scene of Kira Yamato with the zoomed out effect.
- Shinn pushing the right controller forward.
- A close-up of the Freedom's Beam Rifle nozzle is flipped.
- Newly Animated scenes:
- Athrun pleading Shinn to stop.
- Freedom's left shoulder part is damaged from Impulse's Beam Rifle + Shield deflection strategy.
- It should be noted that the Freedom was holding the Beam Saber instead of the Beam Rifle in the original version.
- A detailed shot of Core Splendor firing it's vulcans to the damaged Chest Flyer.
- The Freedom falling down to the mountains.
- The sequence of Freedom's beam rifle being destroyed.