>begins with a flashback
>the current six Elites and Azami are having a meeting
>Rindou isn't happy that Isshiki and the other two were removed
>Rindou: Tsukasa! Bring me some tea!
>Tsukasa: All right...
>Nene: Eizan, you pour her some since you're the kouhai
>Eizan: Who are you ordering around, woman
>Momo: I thought we were rid of the noisy little brother (Kuga) but it seems we had another youngest child here
>Eizan: Who're you calling the youngest child!?
>Azami sets up a battle royale with all the Central students
>the three that survive will join the Elites
>among the assembled students is Hayama (already fallen to the darkness)
>Souma and Kuga are climbing the snowy mountain accompanied by the Matagi
>Kuga fills Souma in on the battle royale (apparently he learned of it secondhand)
>Hayama wrecks the second and third years, survives till the end and joins the Elites
>the other two survivors also appear, but we only see their backs (genders also unknown)
>Kuga also warns Souma that Hayama is a whole new person from the Elections
>he also explains that to really make the bear meat work, Souma will have to fully grasp the inherent flavor AND take a different approach
>Souma notices a tree growing nearby
>S: "Won't this be the answer, Kuga-senpai?"
Credit to Royal
Holy shit, strong hype for Hayama. Regretting that bet now...