Iron Man is shot into orbit. He's picked up on radar by an American missile defense station who believes it's an attack from China, so they launch anti-ballistic missiles. Iron Man destroys them and returns to China where Mandarin makes his way into his fortress. In Vietnam, Marty shows Roxanne the Hidden City he helped build. At Stark Industries, Happy patches things up with Pepper by taking the head of security force job at Stark Industries. Mandarin fights Yellow Claw's mutations then destroys a Yellow Claw robot with the resulting explosion apparently killing Mandarin. Yellow Claw orders Loc Do to remove the body, but he steals the ten rings instead. Iron Man helps Sunfire defeat Ultimo making Sunfire rethink his stance on Americans, then heads off to fight Yellow Claw as Sunfire goes home.