Yuki takes control of the Vital Guarder, using its' gravity-warping abilities to poke a hole in the Dicastia's gravity-sphere. At the same time, he uses the P.A. system to deliver a scorching verbal smackdown to the Ryvius crew. Once outside the gravity-sphere, the Vital Guarder uses a combination of gravity-warp and the Ryvius' cannons to take down the Dicastia and its' Vital Guarder.
Meanwhile, Kouji is unaccountably late returning from an errand. Both Yuki and Ikumi are displeased with him, but they don't know that Kouji had been cornered by Airs Blue, who is still on the Lift Ship. Kouji fails to mention this, for reasons of his own. As the Ryvius approaches Jupiter, Juli is still struggling to function effectively as Captain.