The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2019
Set in C.E. 73, two years after the peace treaty between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance was signed in Gundam SEED, members of the Earth Alliance special task force known as Phantom Pain hi-jack three advanced mobile suits from a ZAFT armoury base during a meeting between Orb representative Cagalli Yula Athha and new ZAFT chairman Gilbert Durandal. What begins as a pursuit of this band of Extended Naturals by Orb refugee Shinn Asuka, Athrun Zala, and the crew of the Minerva, escalates into cataclysmic circumstances which lead to the declaration of yet another war.
#3 - The Departure towards Tomorrow
Season 1 - Episode 14
Kira, Lacus and the remaining Arch-Angel crew embark on their old vessel and depart, but not before Kira rescues Cagalli from her wedding to Yuna.
#4 - Refrain
Season 1 - Episode 41
Athrun and Kira share their thoughts of what has happened during the war.
#5 - Bared Fangs
Season 1 - Episode 9
Eager for retaliation, the Atlantic Federation declares war on ZAFT (who they blame for the Junius-7 drop). In defense of the oncoming nuclear onslaught, ZAFT unleashes its newest weapon, the Neutron Stampeder, against the Atlantic Federation forces.
#7 - Legacy of Gold
Season 1 - Episode 40
After Zaft's ultimatum requesting Djibril, Yuuna gives the obvious lie of Djibril not being in Orb in a public announcement. Following the announcement, Zaft begins its invasion of Orb. Cagalli is given her father's will: the mobile suit Orb-01 Akatsuki, arrests Yuuna and reforms Orb's defense against Zaft. Later, the Minerva arrives and Destiny launches to confront the Akatsuki...
#9 - Freedom and Justice
Season 1 - Episode 42
Cagalli and Shinn's duel is interupted by Kira's appearance on the battlefield. As Kira challenges Shinn to a rematch in his new Gundam, Cagalli goes to Orb's national defense HQ to interrogate Yuuna about the location of Djirbil. Aboard the ArchAngel, Lacus presents Athrun with a new Gundam.
#10 - Prelude to Revolution
Season 1 - Episode 45
The Minerva leads an attack on Djibril's moon base as Djirbil prepares for the Requiem's second movement.
#12 - Kira of the Skies
Season 1 - Episode 39
After a trip to the Mendel Colony, Lacus and the Eternal's location is discovered by ZAFT. Just when it looks bleak for the Eternal, Kira comes to the rescue...
#13 - Those Who Call for War
Season 1 - Episode 2
Shinn continues to battle the three stolen Gundams. In the midst of the battle, the three Gundams work to escape from Armory-1 and rendevous with their ship, Earth's "Girtty Lue", which is under the command of the mysterious Neo Roanoake.
#14 - Rey
Season 1 - Episode 49
Kira and Athrun work to destroy Requiem's first relay point. As Orb forces close in on the Requiem, Dullindal reveals Messiah's secret weapon.
#15 - Junction
Season 1 - Episode 8
The Minerva arrives at Orb. While the crew enjoys some downtime. Cagalli learns some unsettling information about the future of Orb. While Athrun decides to return to PLANT once more and meet with Dullindal.
#16 - A Father's Spell
Season 1 - Episode 10
As Athrun meets with Dullindal, the Dullindal-endorsed psedo-Lacus, Meer Campbell, rallies the citizens of the PLANT's look away from war and look towards peace. Later, Dullindal offers Athrun a chance to pilot the Saviour Gundam.
#21 - The Place of Sin
Season 1 - Episode 25
The Minerva crew investigates the Lodonia Laboratory and learns the secret behind the EA's "Living CPU's." After hearing her "trigger," Stellar rushes off in Gaia to protect the lab, her birthplace.
#23 - A Call for Counterattack
Season 1 - Episode 43
Athrun launches into battle with his new Gundam, Infinite Justice, and tries to reason with Shinn. Meanwhile, Djibril makes his move to escape Orb.
#24 - Angry Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 1
It's now CE 73 and three of ZAFT's new Gundams are stolen. During the Gundam-Jack, Cagalli, now Orb's head of state, and Athrun, now her bodyguard, are meeting with Zaft's new head honcho.
#25 - Blood in the Water
Season 1 - Episode 12
After departing Orb, the Minerva is thrown into battle against an Atlantic Federation fleet. Due to their new alliance with the Federation, Orb quickly sets up a baracade of ships preventing the Minerva from retreat back to the safety of Orb territory.