Spoiler Warning! This episode is more momentous than most!
The use of nuclear weapons on the planet Westerland has turned the populace completely against the nobles. Taking advantage of this, Reinhard presses the attack on Geiersberg Fortress.
Braunschweig led the remaining nobles in a drunken (and futile) attack against Reinhard and were soundly defeated.
Oberstein made sure that Reinhards fleet would not arrive in time to save Westerland, he however made sure that a recon probe would arrive in time to record the events.
Flegel was shot by his own men. His ship, under the command of Leopold Schumacher fled to Phezzan.
Merkatz and Schneider defected to the Free Planets Alliance.
Braunschweig was killed by Ansbach using poison. Before Braunschweig died, Ansbach promised to kill Reinhard.
Kircheis knows that something happened on Westerland
The Galactic Empires civil war has now ended.