Detroit is in ruins and covered in radioactive fall out.
Countries around the world launch counter measures in the hope of taking out the incoming nukes before the hit their targets. The ones headed for Europe, Russian and Asia are successfully taken out but the rest remain on course.
In the States the ARA starts a campaign to take take down Ernie. He faces 200 highly trained soldiers killing each one in turn. As he finishes the last one 8 cybernetically enhanced soldiers arrive and blast Ernie with arcane energy like weapons. He is reduced to a few green motes of ash and Smiley button in a smoldering crater.
Smiley gets a word in edgewise to Ernie for a change and points out that while he loves Lady death she cant be with Ernie for a very long time and until then why not spend that time with Chastity... after all Ernie yearnd love and Chastity wanted to give it.