The two groups are fighting each other to a standstill as Cruz continues to look for a solution. At one point, Setsuna tries directly attacking Cruz and the other noncombatants, but Teruyama smacks her out of the way. For no apparent reason at all, the bad guys let Cruz and Disk strategize for the good guys as they try to find a way to attack Kurumi directly and break her control over Eve. After they finish planning, they break open a wall revealing a giant-sized baseball, set it on fire, then use Seto's power of gravity to smack it right into the giant bookshelf, impaling the real Kurumi on a giant wooden splinter while Cruz takes a few minutes to explain exactly how he figured out her hiding place. Eve appears to fall to the ground, free from her control. However, Setsuna seems to think she has won.
Suddenly, Eve wakes up and uses her doppleganger ability to impale Teruyama, Seto and Solva all at once. As they lie bleeding on the floor, Setsuna tells them that by killing Kurumi, they simply insured that she can't give Eve new orders, but the virus in Eve's brain still compels her to follow her last order, "become Simeon's servant." Things once again look grim for our heroes as every good guy who could fight is either dead or in critical condition, and Cruz begins to break down and cry when Disk tells him that there is a very small chance they can still win.