A meeting of Alliance officials are to meet at the New Edwards base. Lady Une releases rumors, on Treize's orders, that it's a meeting of top OZ leaders. Heero learns of the meeting, heads to New Edwards.
Trowa slips out of the circus, and Quatre heads out without the Maganacs. At a dock in San Francisco, Quatre and Trowa load their gundam onto a ship. Meanwhile, Heero steals a carrier from an OZ base to transport his gundam to New Edwards. Much to his ire, Heero discovers that Duo is already on board. Not in the mood to argue, and in a hurry to get out of the base, they leave together.
As Alliance leaders convene in New Edwards, headed by Marshall Noventa, Zechs and Noin head to Nairobi to launch an attack. Peace talks are underway. Treize realizes that the future is heading in the wrong direction. At that very moment, Heero and Duo attack New Edwards.
Simultaneously, Operation Daybreak begins. OZ troops attack and take over alliance bases worldwide.
Treize suggests that the delegates evacuate on OZ's shuttle. He has General Septum go with him and Une in his private shuttle. News comes in of Operation Daybreak.
Trowa and Quatre arrive at New Edwards. Duo and Heero nearly get hit by Trowa's missiles. Quatre realizes that they all have the same suits. Duo and Heero think Sandrock and Heavyarms are OZ suits, until Duo realizes that the suits are identical.
The OZ shuttle carrying the delegates takes off, and Heero destroys it.
Duo and Trowa get into a fight. Quatre yells at them to stop. Wufei shows up and tells them that they just wiped out the Alliance's pacifists, that Treize used them like puppets. General Septum announces that the attack was a declaration of war by the colonies. Relena hears the report. Lady Une kills Septum.
Back at New Edwards, the pilots are horrified, especially Heero. Wufei vows to fight OZ and destroy Treize.