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Little Cato wants revenge against Lord Commander. Meanwhile, Gary's sentence comes to an end and a new visitor causes trouble in Galaxy One.

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  • Air-Vent Passageway: Little Cato is shown to hide in the Galaxy One’s ventilation ducts to have some privacy as he mourns his father. At Quinn’s advice, Gary eventually follows him there to talk to him.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Nightfall shows up with her ship just in time to save Gary, KVN, Mooncake and Little Cato after their attempt to fight the Lord Commander goes horribly wrong.
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  • Bottle Episode: Most of the episode takes place in the Galaxy One.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When Gary tries to cheer up Little Cato, he tells him he’s not alone, and they will get through this together. As a team. As a squad. As a team squad.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: During their Power Walk montage, Mooncake carries a knife in his mouth.
  • David vs. Goliath: Nightfall’s ship is much smaller than the heavy incinerator, but thanks to it’s ability to teleport, it nonetheless manages to destroy the bigger warship.
  • Fully Automatic Clip Show: After the intro, the episode starts with one as Gary remembers the good times he had with Avocato.
  • Give Me a Sign: In his last video message, Gary talks to the now deceased Avocato, asking him to give him some sign about what to do now. Like rattle some glasses.
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  • Go Through Me: Gary does this to protect Mooncake against Nightfall, correctly guessing that she doesn’t want to lose him again.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Nightfall walks into Gary while the latter is changing from his prison outfit to his civilian clothes, and currently completely naked. He quickly uses Mooncake to cover his privates. Mooncake is not happy about it and breaks free from Gary’s grasp.
  • I Work Alone: Quinn is still not entirely over this attitude, especially in regards to Gary. Nightfall warns her that any attempt at trying to save the Earth by herself is doomed to fail, but she refuses to listen. By the end of the episode, she is finally ready to give the others another chance at helping her.
  • Internal Reveal: The protagonists find out who Nightfall really is this episode.
  • It's All My Fault: Little Cato seems to feel this way after having some time to process Avocato's death, even outright saying the trope to Gary as he's glitching back and forth between ages and when he bursts into tears after watching Nightfall's ship implode.
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  • Luck-Based Search Technique: Little Cato accidentally discovers Avocato has stored a secret supply of weapons in his room when he strokes Avocato’s bonsai tree, which turns out to be an activation switch that reveals the weapons.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Discussed and averted. Quinn asks Nightfall how the two of them being in the same time and place doesn’t cause a universe-destroying paradox. Nightfall doesn’t know, other than that things apparently don’t work that way.
  • No-Sell: The weapons on the ship Gary, KVN, Mooncake and Little Cato use to confront the Lord Commander can’t even scratch the surface of one of his heavy incinerator ships.
  • Power Walk: Done by KVN, Gary, Little Cato and Mooncake, all armed to the teeth, as they set out to kill the Lord Commander.
  • Race Against the Clock: As of this episode, the breach in space will swallow up the Earth within 48 hours.
  • The Reveal: We learn that Nightfall comes from a Bad Future in which Gary was killed by the Lord Commander, which resulted in Mooncake going on an Unstoppable Rage, destroying many planets until he opened a breach to Final Space, unleashing the monstrous titans onto the universe. She came back to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, but has already failed to do so hundredths of times, leaving her with only one last option; kill Mooncake. Oh, and Gary was the one who came up with her current codename.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Even though getting the Galaxy One repaired and finding a way to close the breach should be their highest priority, KVN, Gary, Little Cato and Mooncake set out to kill the Lord Commander to avenge Avocato. Quinn calls them out for it. It ends with their ship getting destroyed by a heavy incinerator, and they themselves drifting in space, about to be killed. It’s only thanks to Nightfall’s interference that they survive.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Nightfall’s ship has one, and Little Cato accidently activates it when trying to steal the ship. He and KVN are saved just in time, but the ship is destroyed.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Nightfall came back in time to prevent a Bad Future in which the titans escaped Final Space. And once Little Cato hears that Nightfalls ship is a time machine, he tries to use it to save Avocato.
  • Simple Score of Sadness: Gary asks HUE for some war music as they set out to find the Lord Commander, but he ends up playing a soft, sad tune that quickly reduces Gary, Mooncake and KVN to tears as it reminds them of Avocato’s death.
  • Space Is Cold: In the cold opening (no pun intended), Gary finally begins to feel the effects of being adrift in space. He concludes that its getting cold because he is in the shade, but HUE points out in space everything is shade. Averted once he moves away from behind the piece of debris that was between him and the sun, and he feels the full heat of the sun as a result.
  • Take My Hand: When Nightfall cuts an opening into her self-destructing time ship, Gary immediately reaches out to Little Cato. Though the latter is initially hesitant, he ultimately allows himself to get pulled out.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Nightfall’s ship can teleport.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Gary’s prison sentence finally comes to an end. Which means he is now free to eat as many of the cookies as he wants, after previously having been denied them by HUE. Later, as he is preparing himself to leave, HUE admits that, despite their frequent arguments, he considered Gary his only friend.
  • Time for Plan B: Said by Nightfall when she fails to convince Quinn that trying to safe the Earth by herself is a bad idea. She starts by knocking Quinn out cold and seducing Gary so she can handcuff him to his bed, so he won’t have to see her destroy Mooncake (who is apparently the cause of the Bad Future).
  • Weld the Lock: KVN welds the door to the Galaxy One’s bathroom shut because he thought it was a hole that needed fixing.
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