Things keep going downhill in this episode.
Athrun, Yzak, and Dearka retreat. No one is taking Nicol’s death well.
But battle unfortunately resumes. Yzak gets taken out of the fight, Dearka surrenders.
Then Athrun kills Tolle.
Kira and Athrun try to kill each other. Athrun starts running out of power so he latches onto the Strike and self-detonates.
Man… I hate that Nicol and then Tolle get killed off. Pretty dang sad that it is one after the other like this.