After Marcus decided to return to the Digital World to confront his father, Thomas, Yoshi and Keenan were left with the task of stopping the Royal Knights' destruction of Earth. Thomas recieves a call from Mr. Yushima informing him that his father and sister are under attack at a nearby airport. The attacking Knightmon cripple the plane, but Thomas arrives to rescue them. Relena is put in the plane's hospital room, and, after exchanging several heated words with his father, Thomas begins to reflect on his childhood. The Knightmon return, and Yushima and Shawjamon defend the plane. MirageGaogamon joins the fight, but the Knightmon withdraw as LoadKnightmon arrives. He easily defeats both Shawjamon and MirageGaogamon, while Mr. Norstein tries to rush Relena to safety. As they are attacked, Thomas and MirageGaogamon shield them with their bodies. Mr. Norstein breaks down and cries, apologizing for all of his attempts to direct the lives of his children. Thomas is able to finally understand and forgive his father, and the realization allows MirageGaogamon to digivolve to Burst Mode. MirageGaogamon then quickly defeats LoadKnightmon, whose Digi-Egg returns to the Digital World.