The events leading up to the finale have culminated, revolution is in the air as Terek gathers forces to attack while Ming's forces are busily trying to gain control of the ice fields. Terek now believes himself to be the chosen one although he realizes he needs Flash to speak to the leaders in order to win their support. There is an attempt on Terek's life which Flash thwarts; the assassin is pursued by Flash and the Dacytal who find he is a Zurin spy and after extracting information, "You did well to speak the truth, you will die with honor" with those words the Dacytal takes out the assassin – Flash "Why did you do that?" "Because Flash Gordon, this is war."
Dale changes her mind about the tape, after showing it to the station manager she puts it on the air, with the predictable result of government agents coming to imprison her. She joins up with Mrs. Gordon and they escape to Mongo in Zarkov's Winnebago.
Ming grows more paranoid and insane as he consults the Celetroph about the prophecy and does not hear the words he wants to hear, he finds Rankol amongst the monks, enraged he has Rankol imprisoned as a traitor for execution.
Baylin and Zarkov try to invade Rankol's lab, find out that they need Rankol's blood to access it, they cannot trust him although he has helped them, but however they do free him to join the deviants. Once in the lab they find the iMax wired directly into the hardware, Zarkov grabs the iMax which sets off alarms, they escape to the lower levels.
Aura decides to join forces with her brother who has her attack the ammunition dump, while at the camp with her memory stone, she figures out that Verstra is her mother, she confronts Ming and accuses him of having the deviant strain, not their mother. To take care of the Verstra problem Ming forces her to drink the grey water so the people will think that she, not he carries the deviant blood.
Terek is an unknown quantity, what are his motives, his own ambitions? Although Aura does not wish him to attack the citadel while their allies are still in there, he goes ahead with his battle plans as he feels the sooner they attack the better their chances, as he rallies his forces he looks at Aura who is looking at him much like she does their father when she believes he is wrong. Terek is the son of Ming so the question would be how far has the apple fallen from this tree?
Dr Gordon is discovered in the main computer room, like the iMax also hardwired to the mainframe, he awakes, recognizes Flash and Zaroff, Flash disconnects him and he goes into spasms, leaving us to wonder will they be able to save him before the rebellion forces attack?
Flash: "this won't be easy Terek, thousands could be hurt or lose their lives" Terek "It's a risk I'm willing to take."