The ghouls attack the Mississippi wall with renewed and seemingly endless vigor. They are mown down by the thousands but keep on coming.
Ernie finally tracks down Mary and using a photo of Billy as lure he enlists her help in a plan he has to release Lady Death. He takes her to the dead underground tunnel network that leads under the great wall.
As Ernie and Homicide drive away from the tunnels Chastity finally catches up with her target and disables his vehicle and engages him in combat, using her athletic skill to land blow after blow. Seeing Ernie taking her hits she tries biting him, much to Smiley's amusement. They have quiet the rapport as they battle but when Chastity notices how close to dawn it is she fains death so Evil will get on his way. As Chastity finds a place to spend the day she reflects on the encounters and decides that she thinks she loves him.
Ernie takes a shocked Mary to Billy who is bound and surrounded by a network of weapons that can be triggered if she doesn't help Ernie regain his Mistress.
Dr Price visits his old medical center and finds the sample of arcane energy he took from Ernie when he captured him last, this is the final ingredient of operation Crippler.