The Archangel is fighting desperately but there are not enough people at Alaska to repel the attack.
When Mu manages to get on board they find out why so many people were sent to Panama: they planned on sacrificing Alaska way in advance of this battle. Everyone currently placed at Alaska are expendable.
And then Kira arrives in the Freedom to help save the day! I’d also like to point out that the Freedom looks amazing.
Everyone, including ZAFT, is warned to try and escape.
Athrun finds out that Operation Spit Break didn’t go as planned and he finds out that Lacus gave the Freedom to an unidentified person.