"Sacraments of Damnation, Part 3 of 4"
Benjamin Santini reports on the current situation in Phoenix to International Operations, but the pilots they send in to investigate fall from the skies as they get close.
Inside the pyramid, Claymore, Pilgrim, and Jester are being held by Drakken. His plan is to use the symbiotes to enslave all of humanity.
Soon enough, Grail and Mother-One are also captured by Drakken's thralls. But the BloodQueen still has Dane, and prepares to make her assault while Waering is also free in the pyramid, plotting his own overthrow of Drakken.
But the US government is not sitting by idly while one quarter of the country has been lost. Under Ivana Baiul's leadership of I.O., the President of the United States prepares to pursue the nuclear option.
As Grail and Mother-One are merged with the other WetWorks members to solidify Drakken's control. But all is interrupted by the arrival of Dane and the BloodQueen. But she is betrayed by her brother, Johnny Savoy, who pushes Dane into the merged symbiotes of WetWorks.
Before Drakken can kill the BloodQueen, Dane manages to release himself, due to the fact that he has never merged with his symbiote.