Shinn destroys Athrun's GOUF Ignited. Athrun and Meyrin, who are thought dead, survive. Ledonir Kisaka rescues them and brings them to the Archangel, which has returned to its underwater port for repairs.
- It is revealed in this episode that the Legend is reassigned to Rey after Athrun's defection
- Rey's conversation with Shinn has a few changes in the English dub and in the Japanese dub:
- In the original version, he says via telephone to Shinn that "A fugitive has escaped with one of our Mobile Suits". In the English dub, the quote is changed "Athrun has escaped with a GOUF."
- Before the launching of Destiny and Legend in the Japanese version, Rey tells Shinn that "The guy we're after is Athrun Zala". However, this quote in the English dub is changed to "It may be a GOUF, but that's Athrun, and he is cunning."
- The English dub dialogue is more accurate since Rey already mentioned Athrun escaping to Shinn