Carmelita: Look Sly, for once let's cut the flirty chit-chat and get down to business. I need an experienced tail gunner, jump in and grab the gun. We've got a bird to take down.
Sly: That's not flirty chit-chat?
― Before they face Clock-La[src]
Carmelita is finally able to locate Arpeggio's blimp and takes Sly on board to be her tail-gunner. They engage Clock-La in a dogfight around the blimp. After becoming severely damaged, Clock-La crashes into the blimp's rotary fans, causing the blimp to burst into flames. Clock-La then becomes upset and takes it out on the gang by grabbing the Northern Light battery, with Bentley and Murray inside, and flying away with it. It is now up to Sly to finish her off and rescue his pals.