Synopsis: Dr. Fukurukov continues to gloat over his new weapon, the Mole Mech, which he uses to force Tails, Bunnie, Antoine and T-Pup into cover. Bunnie shoots the Mole Mech in its viewer slot, knocking it back and tangling it in a ceiling crane, buying them some time to plan their attack. Tails has Bunnie and Antoine attack the walls and supports of the cargo bay, while he and T-Pup attack the Mole Mech. T-Pup will drop the bombs they collected, while Tails uses a wrench to undo its bolts and break it.
As the Mole Mech breaks out of the crane, the Freedom Fighters begin their attack. After Tails is finished loosening the Mole Mech's bolts, he castigates Dr. Fukurukov until he and T-Pup are struck by the Mole Mech's energy arm, damaging one of T-Pup's feet. The inventor gloats over the "indestructible" Mole Mech, but Tails responds by throwing his wrench at it. Already virtually taken apart, it literally falls apart at the hit.
Stunned, Dr. Fukurukov just repeatedly mutters "Inconceivable," which Tails responds to by saying he doesn't even know what the word means. The inventor curses Tails as he makes his escape. Tails is called off the chase when he notices a stirring in the Mole Mech, figuring it's occupied, as he had suspected. He breaks it open to find Speedy, knocked silly. He pulls Speedy from the broken husk and gives Speedy his name. Speedy refuses to be friends with the "freak", but does permit Tails and the others to escape as the cargo bay begins to crumble around them.
Tails picks up the damaged T-Pup, Bunnie picks up Antoine, and they fly toward the lower decks as the Battle Birds go the opposite way, toward the upper decks. They reach the sewers, with Antoine fretting that they'll end up crushed and drowned if they sink. But the island isn't sinking...it's flying. Tails had figured out from the schematics that the base was actually a flying fortress. They make their escape, flying down to Cocoa Island.
Back in the damaged Battle Bird fortress, Battlekukku XV reprimands Speedy for not immediately coming to him when he figured out Bunnie was a Freedom Fighter. He also orders Dr. Fukurukov to repair the damage to the fortress alone, since he's been wasting all his time on building inventions. Battlekukku XV's plans are to regroup, repatriate the Babylon Rogues, then betray the Eggman Empire and overtake the world himself, beginning with exacting revenge on Tails.
But it seems they won't need to wait long to find the Rogues, as it turns out their airship is trailing the fortress. Wave notes the damage they've taken, and surmises that the ruins on Cocoa Island were not as secret as they have believed. But Jet doesn't care who else knows about Cocoa Island; he's only interested in getting at the Armada for finding them, believing the Babylon Rogues are the only ones who can have them.