Daitetsu gives Tam Silvo one chance to leave the Kurogane before they go to war. Tam declines, feeling partly responsible for what’s happening, and not wanting to abandon his friends. After some soul searching, he commits to stay.
Meanwhile, the Colony Self Defense Force turns their attention to the lunar city of New Chicago and a mechanoid being stored there. The mysterious Daikaga and its pilot Chen Kenichi, along with Lt. Commander Raidese narrowly manage to activate the lunar city’s asteroid shield, forcing the attackers out until the Kurogane can arrive and rescue them.
During the battle, Lou Chung suffers critical damage and flies into a rage, nearly crashing the Galahad into the enemy command carrier.
Tam and Sanger destroy the enemy command carrier and return to base. There, Tam learns a horrible truth: there were over 200 people on the ship he just helped destroy.
With little time to rest, the pilots prepare for a second sortie, this time hoping to flank the colony self defense force’s main fleet and catch them unprepared.