An asteroid in heading directly for Earth! Professor Frink spots the incoming doom and comes up with an emergency defense plan. The White House holds a meeting and Professor Frink show his plan, it consists of a suicide mission, where a few astronauts will pilot the shuttle directly into the oncoming asteroid and blow it to smithereens. The shuttle is prepared, and the astronauts, which includes Homer, are also prepared. Or is he? On board the rocket, Homer pulls out one of his evil schemes, he suddenly attacks his co-pilots. The shuttle draws closer to the asteroid, but the battle onboard continues. When the shuttle completely misses the asteroid, the battle ends, and that's when we learn that was Homer's plan all along. He wanted this last resort plan to fail. With no options left, the people of Earth wait for their demise.