|Original Air Date||September 28, 2008|
|English Air Date||June 6, 2009|
|Written by||Ichirō Ōkouchi|
|Directed by||Noriaki Akitaya|
|The Grip of Damocles|
Re; is the twenty-fifth and final episode of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.
The episode begins with Nunnally posing the question to Lelouch: Will he perform Geass on her? Meanwhile, Suzaku and Kallen's battle intensifies, with Suzaku surprised that Kallen could match his Geass - enhanced skill. The Sutherland Sieg is disabled by the Mordred, but Jeremiah manages to gain the upper hand by taking advantage of the lack of close-range capability of the Mordred, destroying it. When they both run out of the power for Energy Wings, the Guren and the Lancelot duel on the deck of the Damocles, with the Albion managing to remove the head and legs of the S.E.I.T.E.N., but reveals that the right hand claw of the Guren pierced the midsection of the Lancelot, destroying it. Kallen is then picked up by the remaining half of the Tristan Divider. Lelouch then learns that Nunnally's goal is to turn the Damocles into a symbol of hatred, uniting the whole world. Realizing that once again Nunnally is contrasting his plan, Lelouch uses his Geass on Nunnally, ordering her to surrender the key of the Damocles. Like Euphemia a season ago, Nunnally initially resists, but eventually gives in. Nunnally attempts to chase Lelouch but fails because of her wheelchair, calling Lelouch inhuman as he leaves. With the fortress and it's leaders under his control, Lelouch subjugates the Black Knights and declares himself ruler of the world. Two months later, Lelouch, now emperor of the world, prepares to oversee the execution of the Black Knights and the U.F.N. leaders. The scientific heads of both the Black Knights and the Britannians are holed up in prison, while the rest of the Britannians are forced to watch the parade of executionees, with Schneizel and Nunnally chained to Lelouch's throne float, while C.C. is shown to be praying in a chapel. The procession is interrupted by Zero, who is revealed to be Suzaku, whom everyone believes died at the Lancelot's destruction. Zero charges at the float, dodging the gunfire of several Knightmares, past Jeremiah, who secretly allows him to pass, past Schneizel and Nunnally, and finally arrives at the throne. Lelouch attempts to shoot him, but Zero knocks away the gun and stabs him. Right before Zero stabs him, a flashback reveals that Lelouch and Suzaku planned the entire event, dubbed the "Zero Requiem", wherein their plan is the same as Nunnally's plan for the Damocles, except Lelouch wanted to focus the hatred of the world to himself, passing the mask of Zero and the job of killing him and facilitating peace to Suzaku. Impaled upon Zero's sword, he then orders Suzaku to remain as Zero for the rest of his life, sacrificing personal happiness for the sake of the world, as the ultimate punishment. He then falls to Nunnally's platform, she see's him dying happy beside her, who forgives him, and declaring with his last breath that he managed to destroy and rebuild the world. The people present in the execution site rush to the grounds, cheering Zero's name, as Nunnally grieves for her dead brother. The epilogue is narrated by Kallen, who returns as a student in Japan. She reveals that Nunnally becomes empress of Britannia, assisted by Zero and a Geass-controlled Schneizel, Villetta is revealed to be married to Ohgi and pregnant as well, Jeremiah and Anya are working in an orange farm, and Kallen, among the first to realize Lelouch's plan, saying that the world owes him a debt of gratitude for facilitating peace, and starting the efforts to rebuild after a long time at war. The epilogue ends with C.C. traveling on top of a hay cart crossing the countryside, saying that Geass, the power of kings, is supposed to bring loneliness yet Lelouch proved this wrong.