For the dance, Min supplies Saya with a dress. When the night comes, Saya attracts everyone’s attention because she’s the girl Phantom gave a rose to. With Min off flirting with boys, Saya stands by the food table until David and Julia show up. David is going to underground area under the rose garden to investigate that container. A mysterious, well-dressed foreigner with a blue rose soon arrives and makes all of the girls swoon. Much to everyone’s surprise, he passes Anna-Mary to dance with Saya. But they only get one dance in before Van Argeno pulls Solomon off to show him the appearance of their experiment. Before he goes, Solomon gives pins a blue rose in Saya’s hair.
Outside, Saya senses Karl and chases after him with Julia and Hagi. Meanwhile, David has made his way underground to the container, which has been loaded onto a truck. The reporter Akihiro, who was turned away at the gate, followed the truck in, but is caught and knocked out. David tries to stop the truck with his gun, but the bullet is blocked by Karl. Saya, Julia, and Hagi arrive to fight, though they have a hard time with the Phantom. Saya even goes into her killer mode, but Karl is able to easily slash her several times, and then catches her sword in his hand. When he inspects her face, Karl realizes that she’s not fully awoken yet, and so he leaves the fight. Akihiro, who had woken up, had been taking pictures of the battle until he got knocked back into a wine rack. He picks up one of the bottles and realizes that it’s dated 1967. When the Red Shield group makes their way back above ground, they are seen by Min, who is shocked when she spots Saya all bloodied up. Without an explanation, Saya boards a waiting car to chase after the truck, though afterwards she regrets not saying something.
Seems like almost all of the important players are gathered at the dance, including the surprise appearances of Van Argeno and Solomon. I originally thought that Chevaliers might be people who were part Chiropteran, but Solomon, upon closer inspection, does not seem to have any Chiropteran features (like Hagi’s wrapped arm or Karl’s covered . But I guess that could just be well hidden under the suit. And Van Argeno showing up here makes me wonder if he’s one of them too.
Karl seems quite disappointed that Saya hasn’t fully awakened to what I assume is her full killer form. Is Karl thirsting that much for the thrill of killing that Saya? In any case, he’s still on the loose and our heroes are chasing. Next week looks like David calls for some heavily armed reinforcements from Red Shield (who now have character profiles on the official page). I get the vague feeling that by the end of that series, that character list will be incredibly long…