Held captive in a Zentraedi prison cell, Rick, Lisa, and Ben try to figure a way off the massive alien ship, and report their findings to Captain Gloval and the crew of the SDF-1.
Captain Gloval plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse, as he maneuvers the SDF-1 into battle, which will determine the fate of the SDF-1 and its population of 70,000 refugees.
Rick is secretly ordered to fly Minmei to Japan to visit her family. The reunion is cut short, when Minmei says she will not leave the SDF-1.
The announcement of the governing council's decision not to allow the residents of Macross City to return to Earth is met with a rage-induced riot on board the SDF-1.
Rick Hunter lies in a hospital bed in critical condition, after barely surviving a Zentraedi attack.
As Rick recuperates, Roy tries to convince Minmei to break away from her busy schedule, and drop in on her injured friend.
Captain Gloval begins a journey, which he believes will end with the resettlement of the nearly 70,000 refugees stranded on the SDF-1.
The Zentraedi monitor the activity of the SDF-1, as Captain Gloval prepares to relocate the refugees of Macross City.
The spotlight is on Minmei, as she prepares for the premiere of her first motion picture.