Synopsis by Emru Townsend
Captain Gloval and Lisa Hayes leave SDF-1 for a meeting with the United Earth Government at a top-secret underground bunker in Alaska. While the ship's population and crew celebrate and finally enjoy some rest and relaxation, Minmei is given clearance to leave the ship to visit her parents in Yokohama's Chinatown for a little while -- one of the perks of her celebrity status. Rick is a little put off by Minmei's fame, but is quickly reminded of how he feels for her. In Alaska, Captain Gloval and Lisa make their report to a skeptical military board, which includes Lisa's father. Their decision is a harsh one: the civilians on the ship will not be resettled, as the government had lied to Earth's populace and said the SDF-1 and Macross Island had been destroyed in the initial attack. They order Gloval to continue to distract the Zentraedi while they bolster Earth's defenses. Meanwhile, Rick has troubles of his own: Lynn Kyle, Minmei's charismatic and stridently anti-military cousin, is returning with them to the ship so he can visit his parents -- and keep an eye on Minmei.