Episode 14Orion is clearly glad to have Carter out of the picture. Makara's ship is shadowing the Bomber for the time being. Skull comes into the same quadrant as X-Bomber again and Dr Benn attempts to make contact. The Skull responds, requesting that the person with the special token be transferred to them.
Dr Benn refuses, wanting more information. In the science lab, Shiro watches as Lamia tests her pendant with a laser. It is unharmed. She believes it is the token the Skull mentioned. Lamia asks Shiro to take her to the Skull. She understands Dr Benn's concern but she wants to learn the secret of the Skull. A "space chopper" takes off from the Bomber, containing Shiro and Lamia. Dr Benn isn't amused. X-Bomber assumes a rear guard position.
Makara's ship detects the space chopper and prepares to attack once it's reached the Skull, as that will confirm the identity of F-01. Three Alliance carriers scramble to attack the Skull. Lamia and Shiro reach the Skull. Halley introduces himself, then promptly zaps Lamia with a gun!
This is to prove the pendant is real. Lamia suits up and prepares to transfer to the Skull. Just then a shot from an Alliance fighter hits the Skull, knocking Lamia into space. Shiro sets off in pursuit while Halley mans the Skull's deck gun, but an Alliance astrofighter gets to Lamia first. The space chopper's passenger compartment is blown off, but Shiro's still fighting!
He blasts the claw arm holding Lamia and manages to retrieve Lamia when it releases her. Alliance astrofighters pursue them and are about to recapture them when Lee turns up in LegTrax and blasts the approaching astrofighter. He takes care of business while Shiro returns to X-Bomber which is now rolling in to cover the pair. Hercules takes out the fighters following the chopper.
Lee clears the area as X-Bomber opens up with its neck lasers on a group of fighters before firing on their carriers. Orion's ship is damaged again and he retreats. X-Bomber retrieves Lee.
Hercules decks Shiro outside the medical bay as Lamia is operated on. Kirara comes out carrying Lamia who is going to be fine. Shiro visits her when he's been patched up, and then Kirara throws him out of the room! Not his day!