Graviton discovers that the necklace Jedda's wearing is a fake, and Ming vows to punish Hadea. The Phantom escapes from Hadea's palace with the real necklace and heads for Ming's fortress, where he's captured just as the other Defenders show up to witness it. Hadea and her soldiers later arrive and win a brief struggle with Ming's robots, before having a face-to-face showdown with Ming himself. Hadea states she wants her necklace and King back. Graviton then enters and claims he wants the necklace as well. Suddenly, Ming says that they should all reach an accord.
As Graviton is given the fake necklace and becomes momentarily distracted when he discovers this again, Ming has his people, via some form of technology, suddenly transport both Graviton and Hadea to a banishment that's soon identified as the Kingdom of "Oblivion," where they are to remain indefinitely. Back at the fortress, Flash makes an air raid and the captured Defenders are able to escape. Later, Jedda privately destroys the Necklace of Oros, fearing it to be too powerful for anyone to possess.
NOTE: The title "The Golden Queen" is somewhat enigmatic, but the answer may lie in an error during this episode, in which there's a brief moment where Hadea is suddenly shown in a different outfit for a few seconds, one that seems to have traces of gold in it. It can be assumed that this was an abandoned character design -- and the one the story takes its name after.