Daphne Dean has a dream that harkens back to her past, playing pretend with her childhood sweetheart, Barry Allen. Dean arrives, in Central City, to pay Allen a visit. Dean is troubled by a series of letters she has been receiving from a twisted admirer. The letters have been written by Lance Basilla, who has obsessed over Dean since they were children. Dean calls Allen in a panic. An intruder is trying to break into her hotel room. Allen races to Dean's rescue, as the Flash. Hearing Dean's screams coming from the elevator, the Flash races down the elevator shaft.
The moment the Flash sets foot on the elevator, a strange energy discharge severs the elevator cable. Vibrating his molecules at super-human speed, the Flash passes through the elevator walls, grabs Dean, then races them both to safety, before the elevator car hits bottom. Thousands of miles away, a pair of scientist, at the Munford Sleep Research Center, monitor Basilla's dreams. Allen recalls an old memory of Basilla, as a mummy, bullying him. The encounter ended when Basilla was hit by lightning. Dean pulls Allen out of his reverie.
Escorting Dean around Central City, Allen is accosted by Basilla, once again clad as a mummy. The doctors postulate the idea that Basilla's dream images may, in fact, be happening in reality. Basilla attacks Allen, then lurches towards Dean. Allen steals Dean away from Basilla, as the Flash. Some post traumatic stress, left over from the days Allen was bullied by Basilla, paralyzes the Flash with fear. At the sound of thunder, the Flash runs, multiple times, through Basilla, giving Basilla's atoms a positive charge, attracting a lightning strike. Basilla immediately awakens, at the research center, and bolts from the laboratory. Basilla writes Dean one final letter, promising to never trouble her again.
Doctor Fate is locked in combat with the physical incarnation of Inza Nelson's jealousy, given monstrous form by the Lord Of Chaos, Malferrazae. Calling upon the power of God, Doctor Fate backs the creature off of him.The creature changes shape, becoming more feminine in appearance. Doctor Fate begins a running battle with the creature, that carries them to California, and beyond. While Doctor Fate is momentarily incapacitated, the creatures triggers an enormous earthquake.
Doctor Fate manages to imprison Nelson's jealousy. Doctor Fate summons the crystal Orb of Nabu, before taking further action. Doctor Fate peers into the orb, and sees the future. Should Doctor Fate destroy the creature, Nelson, too, will die. The death of Nelson would cause Doctor Fate's human host, Kent Nelson, to refuse to ever take up the mantle of Doctor Fate again. With the Lord Of Order removed, none would bar Malferrazae from destroying the world, then reshaping it in his image.
Doctor Fate steals Nelson's body away from Malferrazae, to rejoin her to her jealousy. While distracted by this task, the creature changes shape again, becoming a triple-headed serpent. Slithering out of Doctor Fate's trap, Nelson's jealousy wrenches the Helmet of Nabu from Doctor Fate's head, severing the Lord of Order's connection to Kent Nelson. With Doctor Fate's spell broken, Nelson plunges to her death. Kent Nelson, as if awaking from a dream, spies the lifeless body of his wife in the wreckage. The prophecy has been fulfilled.