The crew of Big One mourns the loss of Bruce. And to make matters worse, the SDF has subpoenaed Captain Bulge before an inquiry panel to assess punishment for disobeying Ivanov's orders. The jury's verdict relieves Bulge from his command of Big One and Sirius Platoon is completely disbanded, with each member reassigned to auxiliary units. But Bulge learns that the SDF Investigations Division has not followed up on the Cosmo Matrix or the Alfort Fleet attack. And the crew has found evidence of Ivanov's hidden agenda. Against Ivanov's orders, the Big One's degenerates pull out of Destiny Station to investigate the emerging evidence that might possibly absolve Bulge on their own.