December 12, 2011
Lelouch learns the Chinese Empress Tianzi is being forced into a political marriage to First Prince Odysseus eu Britannia. The wedding is orchestrated by the High Eunuchs, who will become nobles of Britannia, in exchange for turning over half their land to Second Prince Schneizel el Britannia. As the wedding begins, Li Xingke initiates a coup d'état to overthrow the Eunuchs, but before he can free the Empress, Zero appears and takes her hostage. Elsewhere, V.V. readies Jeremiah Gottwald against Lelouch and C.C.