One of Desslok’s panicked underlings notes that they “have been fighting a force” they “don’t understand" since the day the Argo left Earth.
Still, this episode makes a satisfying conclusion to the long-standing chess game between the Gamilons and the humans from Earth. For episode after episode, we've witnessed the Star Force defeating the plans of Gamilon underlings such as Lysis and Volgar.
Here, Desslok himself is in charge, and there's no one else to blame for his failure. During some moments of this episode, he seems to go mad at the prospect of defeat. Oddly, there is not as much joy in seeing Desslok's defeat as one might expect. We know now that Desslok is trying to save his own planet. That knowledge adds a melancholy feeling to the episode. Earth and its people may be saved, but Gamilon still, will die.
The danger is passed, and the destination is in sight!