With Thanos‘ soldiers about to make Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, and Abigail Brand very dead the cavalry arrives, first in the forn of Angela followed by Groot and Drax giving their friends aboard S.W.O.R.D.‘s orbiting installation known as The Peak time to help the Avengers return to Earth (even if it does mean Star-Lord putting Carol Danvers on hold).
The issue also returns Gamora who decides abandoning her entire team to their likely deaths after she learned Peter Quill kept Thanos‘ survival from her may have been a bit of a miscalculation. Although that entire subplot felt hollow to me, it does allow Gamora to make one hell of an entrance.
Guardians of the Galaxy #9 leads directly into the the final issue of Infinity (which despite not reading I’ve still enjoyed these tie-in issues). It also reunites the whole team (well, I’m still waiting for Cosmo‘s return) and Angela moving forward with the post-Infinity clean-up you now will be coming. Worth a look.