Nagisa is added to the board of directors, taking Yuji’s spot. The A-TEC class comments on Nagisa’s recent actions, unsure how to feel, while Kaito encourages them to continue pushing for A-TEC’s survival. Nagisa discusses the internal politics of the board of directors with his collaborator, company Vice President Yanai, although some of Yanai’s comments about CEO Kazuhisa Kiryu made him uncomfortable. Nagisa tells Yanai that to help overthrow Kazuhisa, A-TEC should be kept running. A-TEC’s X-3 rocket has a test flight on September 26, but as Iris is piloting it, her repressed memories haunt her once more, and she realizes that she is Nagisa Shinamiya. The Seimin and Oozora parties unexpectedly decide to form a coalition, nullifying Nagisa Kiryu’s trump card. As Nagisa calls a vote about disbanding A-TEC, none of his allies stand with him.