After what Michelle told her, Agnès submits a report to Henrietta about Richemont, but Henrietta thinks that they need more than that testimony to try the head of the high court of justice. Instead, she wants to proceed with their plan despite Agnès’ objection of it being dangerous because Henrietta believes that she has a dependable guard. Meanwhile, Louise and Saito head to the Charm Fairy Inn again because they had been asked by Agnès to wait for orders there. Inside, they find Scarron and Jessica preparing for a stage performance that night, and Scarron wants their help too. He then puts Saito to work in the kitchen and makes Louise into a waitress again. That evening, Louise is punishing Saito for pervertedly staring at the other girls’ chests when Scarron informs her of a customer. This person turns out to be none other than Julio, and whispering into her ear, he tells her that Agnès had told him to wait there too. Unable to hear what they’re talking about from across the room, Saito gets mad seeing them together.
Saito is later taking out the trash when he accidentally bumps into a cloaked someone who turns out to be Henrietta. Since she appears to be being chased by guards, Saito hides her upstairs and wants to go get Louise, but Henrietta explains that she actually wants his help in guarding her. When she says that she has to do something in secret, Saito realizes that this is why Agnès wanted them to wait here. Henrietta wants to leave immediately because she can’t stay put here, so she asks Saito for some commoner clothes, but he only finds Louise’s shirt inside the nearby chest. Turning around to hand the shirt to her, he’s shocked that she’s already stripped down, and he tries to cover his eyes as she gets dressed. Louise’s shirt turns out to be a bit too small for Henrietta’s chest, but she ends up wearing it anyway as the two leave. Outside, the two find that guards have already cordoned off the street, and Henrietta knows that it’s under the pretense of searching for a kidnapped noble’s daughter. Since she thinks that hiding her face would attract extra suspicion, Henrietta instead clings to Saito and has him put his hand between her breasts as they walk past the guards like they’re a pair of commoner lovers.
During this time, Agnès has gone to Richemont’s mansion to convey a supposedly urgent message about Henrietta having disappeared. Richemont isn’t happy because he remembers that there was a kidnapping commotion similar to this before, but he goes ahead and signs Agnès request to block off the highways and the ports. Ordering them to find Henrietta, Richemont threatens to hang Agnès if she fails. On her way out, Agnès brings up how Richemont built a case for slaughtering the people of D’Angleterre twenty years ago. Richemont, however, believes that those people were planning to overthrow the country, so it was a justifiable mission to quell them. Not wanting to tell her much more, Richemont points out that she should be searching for the queen, and Agnès leaves. Meanwhile, Saito and Henrietta have rented a room, and he finds that she’s shivering from the cold of her wet clothes. When she surprises him by asking him to hold her, he obliges, but the two are soon interrupted by a pounding on the door by royal guards. Thinking quickly, Henrietta takes off her shirt and kisses Saito so that when the guards open the door, they see the two lovers and leave.
Back at Richemont’s estate, Agnès secretly watches as he talks to a man who quickly departs on horseback. She follows this man all the way back to town and is about to enter the inn he went into when she runs into Louise. Since Saito has been gone, Louise has been looking for him, but Agnès doesn’t have time to talk and drags Louise into the inn with her. When she overhears the man privately tell someone that Henrietta has been kidnapped, Louise’s gasp of shock alerts the two men to the fact that they maybe be being eavesdropped on. To allay any suspicion, Agnès kisses Louise as the man walks by to investigate and then leaves the building. Around this time, Saito is asking Henrietta why she’s doing all this, so she explains that it’s to expose a traitor. After she admits that she had wanted Saito as a guard so that he could protect her like he protects Louise, she decides that it’s time for them to head to the theater. Also heading to the theater is Agnès who leaves Louise after telling her about Saito and Henrietta. Louise, however, then runs into Scarron and is forced to join him for his play. She gets reunited with Saito at the theater, though she finds out that Henrietta has now gone somewhere with Agnès.
During the performance, Richemont is in the audience meeting with a man about Henrietta’s disappearance and how this is the time to attack. To Richemont’s surprise though, Henrietta interrupts him from the seat behind him and confronts him with her force of knights. Unfortunately, Richemont has come prepared with his own men and a large fight breaks out in the audience. During the chaos, Henrietta finds herself about to be cut down, but Saito rushes to her aid. Richemont then runs onto the stage and activates a special trap door that drops him deep underground, however waiting for him down there to prevent his escape is Agnès. With no intention of arresting him, Agnès instead pulls out her gun to kill him for destroying her home town. Catching her off guard by telling her that the records she’s looking for concerning the D’Angleterre incident are under the magic school, Richemont suddenly casts a spell that envelops her in flame. However, this doesn’t stop Agnès who comes charging out of the fire with her sword drawn and pierces through Richemont’s gut, killing him. In the aftermath, Louise questions what Saito did with Henrietta and notices the smell of Henrietta’s perfume on him. She accuses him of doing something weird to Henrietta, which reminds Saito of his kiss with her, but he counters by asking what Louise did, reminding her of her kiss with Agnès. Both of them are flustered, but Louise doesn’t like that Saito doubts his master and goes after him with her magic.
This episode had some great animation quality (the brief Agnès fight scene alone makes up for any complaints I had about last week), but I thought there was a bit of a disconnect between the two Saito and Henrietta scenes. I find it a little hard to believe that nothing happened between them after Henrietta took off her shirt, kissed Saito, and pushed him onto the bed. Granted, it was for the sake of them not getting caught, but even so, with the way things were going, Saito would had to have some incredible restraint to just stop things right there. Maybe his feelings for Louise are really that strong or maybe it was Henrietta who stopped, but they didn’t show either of those cases.
Anyway, I still really enjoyed the episode, particularly all the development we got for Agnès. The kiss with Louise was a little gratuitous, but Agnès eventually got her revenge on Richemont, and the story looks like it’ll keep following her as next week seems to be about what’s underneath the magic academy. It also looks like Siesta will be making another play for Saito, this time by wearing a sailor outfit, and it probably won’t end well for him if Louise is nearby.