Flying away from London, the Jenny Haniver is struck by a missile fired by Valentine's airship. Blammo.
Meanwhile, Crome is cackling like crazy as he prepares MEDUSA for attack. "We will build great engines […] and steer our planet from its orbit. We shall devour Mars, Venus, and the asteroids. We shall devour the sun itself" (34.10). Yep. He's totally crazy.
Katherine reaches the top of the stairs, and Bevis tells her that he loves her. Aww.
Back on the airship, Tom is reeling from the missile strike. He sees an opening in The 13th Floor Elevator's defenses and fires, blowing the airship to pieces.
Chunks of flaming airship crash into London. Bevis pushes Katherine down, but one of the fiery pieces of wreckage slams into him, killing him.
Katherine is in shock. Bevis is dead, and her father's ship just exploded. But she feels the bomb in her pocket and realizes she still has a job to do.
Who's left? Oh, that's right: Hester. She gets surrounded by Stalkers and captured. They drag her toward the cathedral as its dome starts to open.