This episode begins where the previous one left off. After Sebastian watches Agni leave, he goes to Ciel to report. Ciel begins to make plans to follow, but is interrupted by Soma, who reveals that he is aware that Agni is sneaking out at night, and he wants to find out what Agni is up to as well.
Everyone shadows Agni, who heads into the home of Harold West Jeb, who deals in goods imported from India. It turns out that Harold has a stake in the upcoming curry contest, and Agni is working for him. (Agni is also it turns out, responsible for the earlier attacks on various Englishmen–under West’s orders.) It turns out that the attacks had been intended to take out West’s business rivals. It is clear that West has some kind of hold on him–which turns out to be Mina, Soma’s former servant. Hearing this causes Soma to break cover, demanding to know what West has done with her.
Ciel almost breaks cover himself, but is prevented by Sebastian.
There is a very bad moment where Agni nearly strikes Soma under West’s orders, but he’s prevented by Sebastian, who is currently wearing a hunting trophy in order to conceal his face. West orders Agni to attack the “deer” but Sebastian and the others are able to get away with Soma in tow.
Later, they are talking about what has happened, and Soma is deeply depressed and confused by Agni’s apparent betrayal. He throws a fit and destroys a tea set, then runs out of the room. Sebastian decides that Soma needs a lesson in manners. Our demon butler waits until Soma has gone to sleep, then dumps him out of bed, scolding Soma for his behavior. Ciel interrupts what is truly an epic lecture on entitlement, stating that he and Soma have a lot in common. (This I feel is not entirely true, but Soma wouldn’t know that, or that Ciel’s from a long line of “evil noblemen” and black op specialists. Ciel is playing “good cop” to Sebastian’s “bad cop” here.)
Soma is inspired by Ciel’s speech, and asks to help. Ciel refuses, but tells Soma that the drawing room door won’t be locked. (In other words, Soma can “tag along.”) Soma is so overcome by the tacit invitation that he hugs Ciel (which Ciel doesn’t appreciate very much.) Soma also apologizes to both Ciel and Sebastian for having broken the tea set.
They reason out the full extent of West’s plans. It turns out that West is after something called a “Royal Warrant” for his curry. A royal warrant would increase the profitability of his business, so he had Agni take out the competition. He is also undoubtedly going to have Agni cook the curry for the contest. It turns out that Agni’s actions had been out of true loyalty, not betrayal–he was entirely doing all of this for Soma’s sake, and because of Mina. (Sebastian and Ciel are very good at laying on guilt trips.)
Since this is just “ordinary” criminal behavior, Ciel doesn’t want to get involved since it’s not in his jurisdiction. However he decides to have Sebastian enter the contest, to compete against West and Agni. Soma is very dubious about this, as Agni is the best curry maker in the world. Ciel and Sebastian however are extremely confident. Soma however explains that Agni’s ability to make curry is his “true power.” (Apparently being really good at fighting is just a side effect of being The Best Curry Chef Ever.)
Despite the warning, Ciel is intent on his plan. Sebastian drafts Soma to be his taste-tester as he works on making the ultimate curry recipe. (The look on Soma’s face is priceless.) Meanwhile, West is gloating because it seems as if he’s the only one still in the curry competition who is able to make good curry. Agni however sees that one of the companies in the competition is Funtom–Ciel’s toy company.
The scene changes to Ciel and Sebastian, who have a brief exchange concerning Sebastian’s curry practice. Ciel off-handedly suggest that instead of baking a cake, that Sebastian should drop the chocolate in the curry. Then the scene changes back to Agni, who is experiencing a great deal of angst and guilt as he recalls his previous life before Soma rescued him from the hangman’s noose.
The next day, Sebastian very confidently swears that he will be able to win the contest. They head out to the place where the contest will be held. Sebastian heads off to talk to Agni, and Soma catches a glimpse of Mina. Overjoyed, Soma chases after her, only to discover that Mina…really never liked him. She was not in fact kidnapped, instead, she’d gone off to get married to an English businessman…Harold West. At the same time, Sebastian is learning from Agni that the reason why he’s going along with West’s plan is because he desperately doesn’t want Soma to know that Mina hates him.
While all these revelations are going on, one of the other curry chefs is approached by a mysterious woman who offers him an equally mysterious bag. The mysterious woman turns out to be Angela, who is obviously Up to Something. The episode ends with the curry contest just beginning, and with the arrival of the Queen.