Black Butler - Season 2 - Episode 7 - Review: "Killer Butler "

After the events of the formal ball that had Ciel attacked regularly by Alois and Claude, Ciel isn't all that keen to really revisit the estate when he gets a letter of apology and an invitation. Not surprising at all and that leads us into a little bit of discovery of history where we learn of how the two families have operated as the "villainous nobles" of the Queen by doing her dirty deeds over the years and yet there was an issue. The Trancy family wanted all of the attention given to them and so set about to have the Phantomhive family ruined and murdered, with the child sold off. Going through this info dump fairly quickly, it solidifies Ciel's intent to match up against Alois and hand out the death that he very much wants to give him.

Alois has much the same plan in the end so when the two do meet up at the Trancy mansion, it doesn't take long for them to formalize a duel in a legendary arena that the family has. And so as to not sully themselves with such dirty deeds, the young men both set their butlers to the task of eliminating the other. The battle goes fairly well, with the arrival of Alestair Druitt there to add a bit of color as a latecomer to the ball that ended previously, at least until tea time strikes and both butlers set to making sure their masters are properly served in every way. It's the kind of silly yet expected break in a show like this that only gets sillier because of Druitt's reactions as it plays out.

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