By the time Jack arrives home, Zoe is just standing there and S.A.R.A.H. is powering up again. Jack is worried, but Zoe says Martha didn't try to hurt her. In fact, Zoe thinks Martha was actually trying to help her escape her controlling father. How could she possibly assume that? Maybe they cut that scene out.
Back at GD, there are very few power beacons left. Stark says they'll have to boost the power in the existing beacons as Jack runs in and says they should do the opposite and power them down. It sounds crazy, but Jack says he thinks they have a drone with the emotional equivalency of a pissed-off teenager in their midst who just wants some space. Eva disagrees, but Jack has a ton of evidence to back up his claim. Actually, all he has is the fact that Martha sided with his daughter and tried to set her free after hearing that she'd been grounded by Jack. Eva doesn't buy it, and orders Stark to call in the DoD air support to shoot the drones down. Jack says the drones will respond to their attacks by going on the offense themselves, which no one wants. Stark and Allison take Jack's side, but Eva says powering the beacons down would be like a surrender, something she never does. She has the DoD's authority and is ready to use it, as she calls General Mansfield. Well, if she could do that herself all along, why did she bother telling Stark to do it? Too lazy to dial the phone herself, I'll bet. Meanwhile, I do like that, for all his shortcomings, Stark is man enough to admit that his rival is correct when it's important.
After the commercial, General Mansfield takes Eva's side via satellite. Good to see you again, Mansfield. Peace out! You still got more airtime than Henry did. Allison calls Jack, who's in the car with Zoe, and tells him they can't stop the fighter jets. Jack says they'll have to shut down the EM shield before the fighters arrive to show Martha that they trust her. Allison says that won't help when the fighters come and attack. Stark finally makes himself useful and comes up with a plan of his own, saying that Eva thinks they're all incompetent, so maybe it's time to prove her right. I think they already kind of have, actually, what with the drone escaping twice and all.
For some reason, Eva the corporate rebuilder is now in charge of issuing orders to the fighter jets as they rush towards Eureka. She's so wrapped up in her moment of supreme power that she doesn't notice Fargo "accidentally" lowering the EM shield. He says he must have pushed the wrong button. Whoopsy! Eva doesn't care, as her fighters are close enough to take out the drones. She orders them to shoot them down, but the communication suddenly goes all funky. Perhaps the fighters are flying through a tunnel. Or maybe it has something to do with Zane's appearance behind Eva with a smirk on his face. "Somebody must've hijacked the signal," he guesses, while Stark puts on his most innocent face, which is difficult with the beard. Beards do make people look sinister. Stark now has control over the signal, and he orders the fighters not to fire on the drones unless they are fired upon first. Eva says he's making a big mistake. "No," Stark simply responds. Allison tells Jack that they've done all they can, so he'd better come through on his end.