Steve has already "passed". Play resumes with Melissa.
Melissa plays her Action Card "Rise of a Messiah".
This card gives her 1 free Ground Force on every planet she controls. As she increases the Ground Force units on every planet she removes the flags from planets that were formerly empty.
Also, she begins to use more of the Ground Force Supplimental counters on planets having several Ground Force units because she runs out of plastic Ground Force units.
Melissa played an Action Card for her turn. Play resumes with Nicholas and then Steve, but both have already "passed", so she resumes game play in the Action Phase.
Melissa now "passes" and concludes the Action Phase for this round.
Proceed to Status Phase.