Destra finds Noel and Kairi downtown and he attacks. They morph, but Goche arrives to help. Destra says he will set his pride aside and work with Goche to live up to Dogranio’s expectations.
Goche uses gueris le monde to see everything she can about Kairi and allow her to precisely attack. Noel jumps in front to push Kairi away, but that means Goche has just used the piece of him too. She is intrigued by what she’s seen about Noel who is now worried. He quickly attacks her, but she easily handles him.
Destra also whips around Kairi as well and both Kairi and Noel drop Collection Pieces. Destra is able to place them in his safes. He first uses Victory Striker’s power to predict Kairi’s moves. Then he uses Siren Striker’s control of gravity to keep both Kairi and Noel at bay.
The Pats arrive, but Destra easily blows the entire city up into flames.
Back at the GSPO, Jim Carter confirms 13 districts in the Hirosawa district have been completely leveled. He also tells them about Noel reporting the Pieces Destra was able to take.
Over at Jurer, Kogure bandages up Kairi. Kairi mentions how jumpy Noel seemed against Goche earlier. Hearing this seems to tense Kogure up as well and he tells the Lups to let him make sure Noel is alright.
Kogure tells the Lups to rest while he continues to look into the situation.
Good Striker finds Noel on the stairwell and asks if he’s alright. Noel says he might not be.
Commander Hilltop warns the Pats that the GSPO is Destra’s next target so they must be prepared. But how? The Lups, meanwhile, think about how they can be able to take on Destra while trying to swipe the Pieces back.
Both Keiichiro and Kairi decide they will use the other team for their end goals.
That night, Kogure finds a one-eyed Noel. Kogure knows Goche used gueris le monde on Noel. Noel apologizes.
Kogure says this is the reason he wanted Noel to stay at the manse in Paris. Noel replies that he couldn’t just sit around doing nothing and lose even more.
Kogure points out that Noel’s recklessness cost them more Pieces. They must work from the shadows in order to prevent more disasters. He warns Noel not to get involved in any more battles.
Next day, the Lups and Pats prepare as the area around the GSPO is evacuated.
Destra arrives at the GSPO’s front door and the Pats run out to meet him. The Pats morph and they battle.
The Lups also arrive and morph. They wait for what they think is the perfect chance to open the safes, but Destra is one step ahead of all of them.
Destra saw through their plans and is ready to just kill them all here and now.
Noel watches as the Lups and Pats try to gain the upper hand on Destra, but it is not working. He thinks about them giving it all their all while he’s just standing here watching. The Lups and Pats are all forced to dehenshin.
Destra grabs two more Pieces the Lups drop.
Kairi and Keiichiro look at each other, and they seem to be thinking the same thing. They won’t give up yet. Kairi shoots at Destra from behind and morphs. He then uses Lupin Magnum. But he has a plan. He shoots himself backwards into Destra who is able to see what he is planning to do.
Kairi is able to break through the gravity barrier. He then turns around and shoots a finisher at Destra who begins to reflect it back.
As Destra does that, Keiichiro shoots at his hand, dropping the Pieces. Keiichiro uses them to open the safe and take the Piece which releases the reflective gravity power.
That allows Kairi’s finisher to hit Destra dead on. Noel flies in and grabs the two Pieces that fly off the safe and uses them on Destra’s other safe.
Keiichiro and Kairi acknowledge their great unspoken teamwork.
Noel apologizes for being late, but Keiirchiro and Kairi knew he would come.
Destra fires at them and they all morph. Kairi and Noel go Super and the Pats go Ugou.
The teamed up LuPats fire finishers at Destra and that seems to unleash an atomic bomb on him as he explodes. But he’s actually fine. He calls on Goche to embiggen him for Dogranio-sama.
Good Striker flies in. The Lups and Pats hop into Good Feeling Kaiser VSX. This time, Sakuya and Umika are in one cockpit and Tsukasa and Tooma are in the other. Good Striker says this will help them be stronger than ever before.
The LuPats use their entire arsenal on Destra before delivering a Good Feeling Kaiser Vehicle Burst Magnum.
Destra tries one last missile attack. But it’s not enough. Destra apologizes to Dogranio-sama before he is finished off for good.
Down in the underworld, Destra excuses Goche and drinks to Destra alone.
Over at Jurer, the Pats are enjoying a party to celebrate mission accomplished. The Lups enjoy a drink for themselves as well.
Well, this episode started off well, but it kind of had an unsatisfying ending. I do like the Lups and Pats finally working together again, but of course not fully yet. But I was expecting a little more on Noel’s (and Kogure’s) big secret. (I expected a big cliffhanger at the end.) And it was a very unceremonious end to Destra as well.
With Destra, they seemed to be setting up something much more to him throughout the season. They even played up the tension between Destra and Goche too. But in the end, none of that meant anything and Destra’s demise played out more like a regular MOTW’s demise. And that’s very disappointing. While more often than not, deaths of generals are indeed underwhelming. But of course I was hoping for a little more excitement here. There really wasn’t much build up to Destra finally stepping up like this despite the few times he took the lead throughout the season.
Now I honestly don’t expect much from Goche either. Just like Naria in Zyuohger who was used similarly, she’ll get a MOTW-type demise as well most likely. And that’s sad.
I would put a little more meaning into Dogranio’s reaction at the end of this episode. But it probably doesn’t mean anything extra. So the endgame’s success rests in Zamigo’s hands.
Elsewhere, I needed sterner Kogure like that convo with Noel. They should’ve played up his being suspicious a little more through the season, or at least these last couple of episodes. Especially if we’re to believe Noel’s secret is a little more noble in nature than Kogure’s maybe. It’s a good contrast.
Overall, there was great action, but not much substance in the plot unfortunately. Even though half the city was killed in Destra’s first explosion.
We’re right back to the Lups and Pats fighting each other next episode it seems anyway. And it was a lackluster demise for Destra who was a season-long general.