Archer’s speech finally concludes with Gilgamesh crashing the party. Rin and Shirou decide the only way to defeat him and destroy the Grail is to get freaky with mana transfer.
Shirou confronts Archer while Lancer stops Kotomine from cutting out Rin’s heart.
Lancer helps Rin and Shirou storm Caster’s stronghold, and Archer reveals his identity and his true Noble Phantasm to our heroes.
Gilgamesh eliminates Berserker and claims the grail vessel from Illya’s corpse. Their first choice gone, Rin and Shirou team up with Lancer to storm Caster’s stronghold.
And we’re back! Archer defects to Caster’s side, prompting Rin and Shirou to seek out Illya for help. However, Gilgamesh reaches the castle first.
Our heroes try to make a move on Caster, who retaliates in brutal fashion.
Archer protects Shirou from Caster while Assassin guards the temple entrance from Saber. The next day, Shinji makes his move at school, only for Rider to be mysteriously defeated by Caster.
Shinji reveals himself as a Master, and Caster makes a sneak attack in the dead of night.
Shirou goes to school like any other day, but Rin’s tolerance of his obliviousness is at its end.
Waking up miraculously unharmed by last night’s escapades, Shirou now has to acclimate to living with Saber.
Shirou and Rin run across Illyasviel and Berserker, leading to a pitched battle between both Masters and Servants.
Recap Rin takes Shirou to Kotomine Church so the priest can dump some exposition.
Shirou spends three days cooking and cleaning before he nearly gets himself killed, causing him to summon Saber.
Ten years after Fate/Zero, the Fifth Holy Grail War begins, dragging Shirou and Rin into a conflict between magi and legendary heroes. Unlimited Blade Works stars Rin and not Saber as the main heroine, and deeply explores Shirou’s ideals and personality. Also, there’s a lot of dull exposition.