Sheriff Trout is cleared of Marcus Stiles's murder and returns to duty. Thom returns home with Vane's head, while at Frau von Hess's house, Damien tries to persuade Tad to free him. Instead Tad exposes him to sunlight but Thom wishes him mortal at the same moment. Damien sets the house on fire and escapes and finally reunites with Thom. Tad tells Frau von Hess of Damien's escape and she dispatches him to see if Damien has discovered a cure for vampirism. Meanwhile, Athen and Tim call upon the Oracle of Delphi to find Carter Vane's head hoping Athen can use the single wish to break his Gordon curse, but the Oracle rejects them. Also, Richie leaves the hospital rather than undergo hypnosis. Colin spots Damien on television and he and Gary plot to kill both Damien and Thom.