The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
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.
#2 - Sword of the Azure Skies
Season 1 - Episode 22
An EF fleet led by Orb forces heads towards to Black Sea to deal a critical blow to ZAFT. However, a third party is waiting in the wings to stop the battle.
#3 - Refrain
Season 1 - Episode 41
Athrun and Kira share their thoughts of what has happened during the war.
#4 - Golden Intentions
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...
#5 - The Remaining Life, The Fallen Life
Season 1 - Episode 28
All hell breaks loose in a three way battle between the Minerva, Orb/Earth fleets and the ArchAngel.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#9 - Prideful Fang
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.
#10 - Revived Wings
Season 1 - Episode 13
As the crew congratulate Shinn on his job well done, Kira takes the Freedom out into battle once more to take out the assassins that are after Lacus.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Those who Call Out for Battle
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.
#13 - A Soldier's Quallifications
Season 1 - Episode 17
The Minerva lands at ZAFT's Muhamal base and gets details on their next assignment. Later, Athrun has a "heart-to-heart" conversation with Shinn.
#14 - Deadly Struggle in the Indian Ocean
Season 1 - Episode 16
The Minerva engages Neo and the 3 stolen Gundams in a battle over the Indian Ocean.
#16 - Unseen Truth
Season 1 - Episode 19
The Minerva lands on the Black Sea town of Diokia. In Diokia the Minerva pilots are welcomed by Dullindal, who shares a discussion on war with them.
#18 - The Thundering Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 37
Shinn is reluctant to shoot down Athrun's Gouf. However, Rey manages to relieve him of his doubts and convinces him to shoot down Athrun and Meyrin!
#19 - The Counter-Attacking Voice
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.
#20 - Kira of the Sky
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...
#21 - Enraged 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.
#23 - Father's Curse
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.
#24 - The Blood-Stained Sea
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.
#25 - Wandering Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 21
After a misunderstanding between Athrun, Lunamaria and Meer, Shinn takes advantage of his shore leave by exploring the countryside. On his travels he stumbles across Stellar dancing on a cliff, she then accidentally falls into the sea. Shinn dives in after her. While waiting to be rescued, Shinn and Stellar share some bonding time.