As the higher ups discuss how to respond to Ouroboros' demands, Barnaby is frustrated about losing his only lead yet again. As Ouroboros start to attack the columns supporting Stern Bild, Kotetsu and Barnaby go to see the mayor to convince him to prioritise the public's safety. When they are confronted by the Ouroboros' Hans Chuckman, the mayor agrees to release Jake, with the heroes having Ivan take Hans place. However, Jake refuses to release the hostages, choosing to instead keep them in his palm. In order to regain the public's trusts, HeroTV's president, Albert Maverick, asks Barnaby to reveal his past to the public. Meanwhile, Ivan arrives at Jake's hideout, but is discovered by Jake.