More than two thousand troopers and three times as many Loonies die during the battle. Mannie credits the win to the Loonie's fighting spirit.
After the battle, Mannie contacts Mike and learns the dinkum thinkum machine took advantage of the attack and created a story to "kill off" Adam Selene, figuring it was as good a time as any since the figment of his circuitry had to go someday.
Mike asks Mannie if he'll take up researching humor when the war is over, and Mannie agrees. Who doesn't love reading knock-knock jokes?
Using a laser beam, Mike burns the sensors of an attacking ship. When the ship gives Mike control to land them, the computer decides to crash them into the surface instead.
Mannie heads down to visit Mike. There, he executes Operation Hard Rock.