Season 2, Episode 37
The Night Before Doomsday titlecard
Air date November 1, 1994
Written by Mark Edens and Nick Sagan
Animation by AKOM
Episode guide
The Last Jump
Abandon Hope

"The Night Before Doomsday" is the 37th episode of the second season of Exosquad.


The shuttle carrying Charlie Company is shot down. The Battle of Battle Creek between the resistance e-frames and captured tanks and a group of Neo tanks ends, with the resistance victorious. Livia orders Thrax to bring all of his troops from the Amazon to Phaeton City for a final stand, but he tells her that he intends to save as many Neo lives as possible, and plans to surrender to the ExoFleet. This prompts Phaeton to issue orders for a purge of all officers by the Neo lords. Seeing e-frames approaching, Thrax orders all his troops into the jungle. Once Thrax is captured and taken away, Ketzer attacks the Neo base and with only Medusa there has little trouble injecting her with something. Able Squad locates the complex where Phaeton's doomsday device was constructed, but finds that it is now gone. As they leave they are ambushed, and in the course of the battle Yuri Stavrogan is killed and Marsh captured. Marsh is then taken to Phaeton City and brought before Phaeton.


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  • Watching the sunset before they go inside the Neo base to search for the doomsday device:
  • Marsh: "If we're wrong the sun may never rise on the Earth again."
    Algernon: "The sun is always rising somewhere. After all, our darkness means light to the other side of the world."
    Marsh: "Heh. You almost sound optimistic, professor. How would a doomsday device work?"
    Algernon: "If I were going to destroy the Earth, and I had as little imagination as Phaeton, I'd simply blow it up."
  • Thrax to Livia, after he declares his intention to surrender and she threatens to have him executed: "Do you imagine that I'm afraid of you?"

Significant events, revelations, and other notesEdit

Season 1
Fall of the Human Empire
"Pirate Scourge" • "Seeds of Deception" • "Hidden Terrors" • "Blitzkrieg" • "Resist!"

Veil of Doom
"Target: Earth" • "A Traitor Among Us" • "Scorched Venus" • "Sabotage"

Into The Heart of Darkness
"Abandoned" • "The Brood" • "Betrayal" • "Defying Olympus"

Season 2
"The Gathering" • "The Embassy" • "Pirate's Ransom" • "Ultimate Weapon" • "Expendable" • "Mindset" • "The Last Man" • "Dragon's Rock" • "Inner Dark" • "The Dogs of War" • "The First Step" • "The Greatest Fear" • "Flesh Crawls" • "Behind the Shield" • "Venus Rising" • "Miracle" • "Under the Skin" • "Ultimatum" • "Warrior Brood" • "The Dream War" • "No Surrender" • "Fire Ship" • "Martian Luck" • "The Lost Patrol" • "Call of the Unknown" • "Heart of Mars" • "Winged Fury" • "Night of the Traitor" • "Trial by Combat" • "The Perfect Warrior" • "The Price of Courage" • "Dark River" • "The Art of War"

The Fall of the Neosapien Empire
"One Small Step" • "Fifth Column" • "The Last Jump" • "The Night Before Doomsday" • "Abandon Hope"

"Beyond Chaos"