Chairman Durandal makes a speech, which is televised worldwide. Lord Djibril is greatly angered by the speech, which blames the Earth Alliance, Blue Cosmos and Logos for the attacks by the Destroy and starting another war. Meanwhile, the crew of the Archangel debates what to do with the captive Neo, who is physically identical to their fallen comrade, Mu La Flaga. At the same time, Shinn analyzes the Freedom's fighting style through a combat simulation following Stella's death which upsets Athrun.
- This is one of the few episodes that does not begin with the recap of the previous episode
- Shinn burying Stella in a lake is a reference to the game Final Fantasy VII where Cloud buried Aeris in a nearby lake.