Guided by their instincts and expertise, both Fujimaru and Kano are getting very close to their targets. Life, however, isn’t about to throw them an easy victory. Their fortitudes are about to take a blow... a very explosive one!
Meanwhile, Ryunosuke Takagi has unwittingly stepped into the terrorists’ trap, and Otoya and Aoi fight desperately to protect him. They dial for help from a friend, but Otoya’s sharp intuition is telling him they may have just leapt from the pan right into the fire. As if a virus outbreak and enemy infiltration aren’t enough, THIRD-i is facing a new internal crisis. An ignorant, yet obnoxious bureaucrat has been assigned to take over their leadership, and he threatens to undo valuable research that could put them all in grave peril!