|Please note that this is the Gundam Wiki's article on the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny episode titled "Stella"; if you are looking for the article on the fictional Cosmic Era character then you should head to Stella Loussier.|
Both the Minerva and Archangel try to stop the Destroy, but Shinn hesitates when Neo tells him that Stella is the pilot. Kira destroys the Destroy, killing Stella and devastating Shinn. Meanwhile, Captain Ramius encounters the defeated Neo.
The Destroy Gundam continues its invasion to Berlin, destroying the city as it goes. Freedom Gundam and the Archangel block its way. However, added to the overwhelming firepower of the Destroy, Sting and Neo join forces. Even with Kira’s skills, he is unable to compete. Cagalli sortie, along with Orb’s veteran Murasame squad, to help Kira. Then the Minerva arrives to assist the local ZAFT forces. Shinn attacks fiercely against Destroy, but Neo knocks him aside and tells him that Stella is the pilot of Destroy. Shinn is stunned and hesitate to attack. Freedom continues to attack mercilessly against Destroy, even shooting down Neo’s Windam. The Windam crashes into the ground and Neo is ejected from the cockpit. Murrue gasp at what she sees on the monitor...
Meanwhile, Stella is shocked to see Neo has fallen and she becomes out of control. Shinn keeps Freedom away from Stella and desperately calls out to her. "I’ll protect you!" Stella finally comes to and briefly pauses. She is comforted with his words, until she sees Freedom Gundam through the crack in the cockpit and panics again. Destroy charges the chest cannon to fire at the approaching Impulse Gundam. Just then Freedom stabs the cannon and Destroy finally falls. Shinn rushes to the dying Stella and lift her in his arms. Stella tells him she loves him with a smile on her face and takes her last breath.
- ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
- ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam
- ZGMF-X24S Chaos Gundam
- GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam
- MVF-M11C Murasame
- GAT-04 Windam
- MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge
- LHM-BB01 Minerva
- TMF/A-802 BuCUE
- This episode in the original version of Gundam SEED Destiny uses the English lyrics of "I Wanna Go to A Place" as its ending theme song for the second time, the first being in episode 28.
- The song "Shinkai no Kudoku" replaces "I Wanna Go To A Place" as the ending theme for this episode in the Remastered Version.
- An extended ending clip shows a naked Stella along with a naked Shinn at the end of the ending song.