It's never easy being the new guy. Ask Sousuke - proving himself to a squad of team mates at least ten years his senior will be an uphill battle. But when the mission drops them deep behind enemy lines with no support, it's going to take everyone's cooperation just to stay alive. Suffice to say, not everyone cooperates. Nor does everyone who dies actually stay dead. And speaking of things that won't die, the rivalry between Kaname and Tessa finds new life on Tessa'a home turf. It's the de Danaan's first birthday, and Kurz has taken the mike to emcee a racy game of bingo for the crew, promising the winner a red-hot kiss from Captain Testarossa! Will Sousuke win the big prize? Everything is turned up full-blast in the fifth scorching volume of Full Metal Panic! Episodes 16-18.