The party has located Solaris, using nothing but simple geometry, a ten thousand year old laser cannon, and a perfectly ordinary country doctor! It is way the hell up in the sky. ...Solaris, not the perfectly ordinary country doctor. Yet!
The party breaks up, and Citan runs off to speak with his wife, who has curiously little presence in this game and next to no presence in this recap. It is hard to hold the attention of a lady who comes from a UFO.
She is never going to see him again. And we will never see her again! This game is not big on its minor characters, or even its major characters after a point. Sorry, Yui! Perhaps in the next life you will have a giant robot, and Xenogears will care. On his way back inside, Citan runs into Jesiah!
Having foreshadowed itself to its satisfaction, the game returns to Fei, who is very enthused about this totally well thought out plan of attack. Like planning ever did him any favors! Everyone gets on board Seibzehn, which is apparently pretty roomy, and they take off!
Maria presumably uses Seibzehn's heavy particle cannon to distort space and neutralize the Gate for a brief moment, and they're in!
This is the first time Xenogears has ever said that.
The weird looking tube sucks Fei in! He is the hide and seek champion! It spits him out in a huge warehouse full of slaves and honeycomb apartments. So, the Lower East Side, basically. The camera takes this opportunity to right itself, denying the audience the probably unique chance to play several hours of a video game upside down. It... probably would detract from the drama somewhat.
For there is much drama to see in Solaris! Fei hears a guy yelling about how living here sucks, and he looks up just in time to see the guy get grabbed by a drone and dropped into a massive trash chute. Yes, living in Solaris is probably awesome. Time to start walking into random houses!
This fellow says his name is Samson, and that he and Fei have met before! He was at that tournament in Aveh, supposedly, but he was knocked out in the first round and woke up here in Solaris. People here get "rearranged," he says, which is a cross between brain-washing and amnesia, but they screwed up on him and he can still remember stuff. Fei has no idea what to make of this, and neither does this narration. There's no reason to reuse Timothy's sprite and hang a lampshade on it unless it's Timothy, but, you know, Xenogears.
Fei exercises his power of walking into random houses some more, and he finds Elly, who knew enough to start checking random houses herself if she wanted to find Fei. She tells him that they're in Solaris 3rd Class F Block, which is a residential center for kidnapped slaves. She was here on a field trip once, because Solaris has terrible, terrible schools.
Having partially reassembled the party, Fei goes back to Samson, who now has no problem whatsoever with telling the Gebler lady all about his escape plan. He gives Fei a modified work pass and says they are going to sneak out through a naval port in the 2nd class area.
Fei, Elly, and Samson head for the 2nd class area checkpoint, which is helpfully designated with an annoying dungeon maze. Guard dogs would probably be cheaper. They reach the scanner.
Samson walks through it, and it promptly fries him.
RIP, that guy who inexplicably looked like Timothy. Was he actually Timothy, nursed back from having been shot in the head by a giant robot and taken as a slave for the sole purpose of wigging out Fei and then dying for real? For these answers and more, you should probably just go play a different game.
Elly, the deserter Gebler has been trying to kidnap and/or kill for most of the story, walks through it and is fine! Gebler's computers are just as incompetent as they are! Elly gets the bright idea that Fei should just walk through it at the same time that she does, a trick that would not work on any subway turnstile in the world, but works here. They finally reach the 2nd class area, which is basically a giant shopping mall, and Elly fakes their way in saying that she is escorting this here surface dweller slave to HQ.
Something is afoot in this area! Emperor Cain is holding some kind of ceremony and giving a speech. Fei and Elly go through a ridiculous shopping mall-based fetchquest to get tickets to this event because oh my god, they are such huge fans!