Ed’s stepmother of EVILZ visits Beruze.
Stepmother: Beruze, we have much to discuss. Last season you promised to get Eduard out of the way, and yet he is still here.
Beruze: I had the small issue of trying to overthrow the king to occupy me last year- but never fear, for I am back, and I am EVILZ.
Isaac: Shocking evilz, but Beruze is my only lover now, I cannot betray him.
Cut to a Rosenstolz dinner party, with girls!
Bernard: As you can see, we have both males and females here tonight. Let us raise our glasses to the new ways!
Nicholas: Look at those Strahl candidates standing over there in the corner. Let’s show them that real men aren’t afraid to dance with girls.
The three newbies successfully ask three girls to dance.
Ludwig groupies: Don’t give into the girls, Ludwig-sama!
A short time later, Daniel brings a girl over to Orphe.
Daniel: Well, Orpherus, would you like to dance with this girl? Or are you just too gay?
Orphe: I- I’ll do it.
Orphe and the girl dance. Daniel stands with Ed.
Redhead: So, Eduard, how does it feel to see your beloved dancing with another- and a woman, no less?
Ed: Orphe would never betray the bond we have! You can embrace the new rules all you want, but we won’t stop being gay just because you want us to! And hard gay at that!
Meanwhile, out on the balcony…
Camus: Nothing’s right with this school anymore.
The next day, Orphe meets Gerald in the corridor.
Gerald: Orphe, I know times are difficult, but I want to assure you that everything’s going to be fine- and if you ever need an experienced man to turn to, I’ll be there for you.
Orphe: Thank you, Gerald. Last season I thought Isaac could fulfil my desire for an older man, but you are so much bishier than he.
Cut to the archery range. Naoji practises whilst Ed watches.
Naoji: Missed again…will I ever be good enough?
Ed: Naoji, your aim has always been good enough for me…
Gerald and Orphe approach.
Orphe: Ed, you must go home at once! Your father has accused you of eating the last chocolate biscuit!
Ed rushes home at top speed, first by train, then by horse. As he gallops through the forest, a crossbow bolt causes his horse to rear, and he falls. Back home, his evil stepmother cackles insanely.
Stepmother: At last, Ed, you shall meet the fate you deserve, thanks to the incomparable teamwork of myself, Beruze, and our recruited non-bishies!
Cut back to Ed.
Ed: Think, Ed, think- did they send you a script for episodes 5 and beyond? Did you check your contract? Oh, why didn’t I even bother to find out if Orphe loved me more than Lui?
To be continued.