There will be spoilers. For both the first season and this episode. I recommend watching it before reading impressions. No really.
So last season ended with Ciel dying, being boated off to the underworld by Sebastian and then Sebby raping devouring his soul. Hence when a second season was announced, there was much confusion. They could hardly change that ending without ruining it. Then it was announced that there would be new characters this season. A new butler and master. Which had me intrigued but pissed off an awful lot of fandom at the prospect of a season without Ciel and Sebby. Then the first episode airs and instantly they prove to us that these new characters are quite possibly the worst and most annoying I’ve ever had to watch.
Now I’m far from the biggest fan of the original Kuroshitsuji, but within 5 minutes I was ready to give up on this season already. This guy was actively unwatchable. Now I knew already what was going to happen thanks to spoilers on twitter, but still, when this fellow called at the door, it was like the gods had called down and said ‘right, we’re done fucking with you. Time to give you all what you really wanted’.
Now I’m not sure how the rest of the show will pan out. We could still get plenty of screentime for that brat and his uninteresting tap-dancing butler, but for this episode alone I have to applaud A-1. Sebastian in the next episode preview saying ‘another butler? Oh you silly people, I am the only butler here’ was beyond epic.
Well played A-1. You trolled us all.