Synopsis by Emru Townsend
With the beauty pageant recordings destroyed in their battle with Rick Hunter, the three recon pilots Bron, Rico, and Konda are at a loss to explain what they saw. Breetai and Exedore agree that it may be a good idea to study humans up close, and make plans to capture some for study on their ship. On SDF-1, the bridge crew are happy to finally receive communication from Earth -- until they're ordered not to return just as yet, as they seem to be drawing the Zentraedi away. Meanwhile, Breetai puts his plan in motion, firing a warning shot across the SDF-1 bow -- but, acting counter to orders, Khyron uses the barrage as cover to destroy the SDF-1's radar tower. While the battle fortress attempts to recover from the damage, Lisa pulls recon duty, with Rick and his men chosen to act as escorts. Zentraedi fighter pods lay an ambush, capturing the Cat's Eye recon ship. The squad gives chase and breaks into the Zentraedi ship, but they meet their match when they find themselves in hand-to-hand combat with Breetai himself.