Flay, who was held captive by Rau, is put into a lifepod and given a disk which contains the data of Neutron Jammer Canceller. Flay manages to get through to the Dominion and the Archangel, Kira also hears this and rushes to save her, but leaves himself unguarded, and the Freedom is shot in the head. Athrun saves the Freedom and takes it back to the Archangel. Meanwhile, the Dominion saves Flay. Back at the Archangel, Kira goes unconscious and when he awakes his friends and Lacus comforts him while he releases all his mental stress.