Phantomhive mansion is consumed by fire. Upon returning from London, Ciel runs into the gravedigger, who tells him that he'll die. The fire in London spirals out of control; the queen perishes and its believed that Ciel is responsible.
Ciel's servants display their hidden talents in an effort to cheer him up and also to protect Phantomhive. At the mansion, Ciel teaches Elizabeth chess. Also, Maylene, Bard and Finian's stories are revealed.
While Ciel and Sebastian visit Madam Red, they learn that the victims' organs were removed, and come to suspect Viscount Alastair of the Druitt family. In disguise, the two attend a party for the noble and Ciel is captured.