Episode 22In order to beat the Imperial Master to Earth, X-Bomber has to travel at twice hyperspeed - which means overriding the computer safeties and, quite literally, flying by the seats of their pants. Makara's ship is in dire straits. Orion has been hit by a girder during repairs and is seriously injured. Caliban comes to him, also injured, and tells him just how bad his injuries are. Caliban helps Orion to die a warrior's death by assisting him in stealing a carrier. Orion is clearly determined to go out in a blaze of glory.
Meanwhile on X-Bomber, Prof Hagen, the scientist, reassures Lamia that despite the lack of a scientific explanation she will become a force for good. Orion closes in his drone craft, matching X-Bomber's extreme speed and issues a challenge. He takes pot shots at the Bomber from behind but Shiro refuses to slow down enough to fight effectively using the computers. Hercules opens up with the rear firing lasers but can't target properly without the scanners.
Shiro executes evasive moves but Orion stays with him. Shiro manages to get the Bomber head on to Orion's carrier and Hercules hits him with the top guns. However, Orion maintains a collision course and smashes into the right hand side of the Bomber, crippling it. Repairs to Makara's ship are complete and it sets off in pursuit of the slowing X-Bomber.
The lads are still outside carrying out repairs when Makara's ship opens fire. Hercules is knocked off the hull but Lee manages to pull him back in. X-Bomber opens up with the neck lasers but Caliban has developed a shield for Makara's ship which repels the X-Bomber's attack. Her battle damage means that the Bomber can't fire X Impulse. The lads switch to Dai-X and junction as soon as they've taken off, heading for Makara's ship, much to Caliban's distress.
They plunge into the power shield outside the entrance to the launch bay of Makara's ship and break through into the heart of the enemy ship! Caliban is crushed by debris as he gives up and cowers in a corner. Dai-X rips through the ship, destroying the engine room before wrecking the bridge. Makara takes her lift down off the command deck just in time, but the lads catch up and punch her into oblivion!
Dai-X exits from the launch bay just as the ship goes up, much to the relief of those still on board X-Bomber.