The Silver Surfer takes Gabe on a ride through the Solar System. He tells Gabe the truth of Mars and Tiamat and the creation of Marduk. Marduk is made to destroy the people of Earth so they do not destroy themselves.
Back on Earth, the military is trying to take Ellie from Denis and Elvis because they believe she is a threat. This causes Ellie to use her powers in self defense, causing the deaths of thirteen and injuring many more. The massive destruction left behind by Ellie's power causes much fear in Denise and Elvis.
Stewart Acheron meets with Dick Cheney once again to discuss the girl. Dick says the girl may have to be neutralized, but Stewart wants her alive.