Serendipity is sucked into Ernie's mind and suffers at the terrible images and things that he has done. She escapes, rattled as the Faithless One orders Ernie to be restrained. Slaughter house manages to hit Ernie a few times and Smiley takes it on himself to attack Faithless. Purgatori senses his failure and rushes to make sure the job is done properly.
Chastity is not fond of the lesbian bar but it gives her time to think about what it is she really wants when the goddess grabs her and flies with her out of the building.
Serendipity manages to cripple Ernie by entering his mind again but not before he can call out to the cyberdead to move to his location. Puragtori straddles Ernie and enters his mind and finds herself in a wasteland USA where Ernie joyfully attacks her on his home turf. this should be no problem for the goddess but she is suddenly afraid that he is incredibly strong here. Ernie's old Achilles heel is exploited once more he is plunged into his childhood.. but this time Purgatori gives him nice memories with a bitter twist... but they start to break down and Ernie breaks free and attacks her again.
The Cyberdead attack the house and Slaugterhouse and Serendipity flee. Purgatori makes a tactical retreat and leaves Chastity with Ernie. They talk and Chastity decides she has to leave, she needs to be with humans again for the company and Ernie agrees and decides to head back to Jersey to get some answers.