To be completely honest, everyone misses out the reason behind many of the LOL CHODE GAYASS scenes.
The one with her mother and the refrain was about her getting more resolve.
And the Checkmate thing was a plot device for Schneizel withdrawing later.
However, the dressed up as cats, I still havent figured it out. But it could possibly be that Arthur is the true mastermind behind everything in CG.....