The episode starts out as Chris and Byron had gone out for the evening, but ended up running into trouble. People chase the two throughout Portland and into a building with no fire escape. Finding no other option, Byron asks Chris if she trusts him and when acknowledged, jumps off the side, taking the brunt of the fall, leaving Chris unharmed. The healing process only takes a moment, but seems to be incredibly painful and leaves him mortal for the moment until he fully recovers. With his place being too far away, Chris suggests that they go to her apartment.
Arriving there, Byron calls somebody, asking for help. The Vampire trackers, Eloise, Cynthia, and Nicholas all arrive having followed Byron’s scent and end up knocking the two unconscious. Chris wakes to find a hunter, by the name of Cullen Tate, stating that Byron sent him there to keep Chris safe. Meanwhile, Byron is awoken to Edmund, who Chris had a run in with only a few nights prior. Edmund states that he knows what Byron is trying to do in Portland, stating that the different species cannot live together while humans are still around, citing Byron’s failure and destruction of Rome.
Being at a much smaller scale, Byron tries to explain that it would be different in Portland and that humans simply needed time to adapt. Edmund scoffs at this, saying that he thought humans weren’t bad until his wife was killed by her father, a hunter, for running away with him and becoming a vampire herself. He finally explains the reason for Byron’s capture, being that he wanted his help, and knowing that Byron wouldn’t offer it willingly, had intended to turn him into a vampire. Being that he wasn’t human, it took him turning mortal for a moment to allow him to be turned. Byron yells out as he’s left there for the night, with Edmund hoping that he will change his mind once turned.
After being so long apart, Byron had tried to treat Chris for a night out, which goes awry when a group of Vampire Trackers chase after them. It is finally revealed that they were chasing Byron as opposed to Chris, but as dangerous as they are, he still sends for someone to protect her while he was taken. Edmund once again shows his hand as he finally reveals his intent on wiping out the humans in order to allow the other species to reign above ground without having to hide what they really are. Byron taunts him and the Trackers, stating that they make clichéd speeches and reveal their plans to the hero. He continues to taunt Edmund’s plan until he reveals that he had begun his transformation of Byron into a vampire while Byron was unconscious.
Having a story with both Chris and Byron together again was a nice change of pace, although the voice of Chris seemed out of place for a moment. For this and the second part of the episode, Chris Sparrow is voiced by Melissa D. Johnson as opposed to Laura Post. While Johnson is a good voice actor, being accustomed to Post’s voice for the series thus far has made the use of a different actor in place easily noticed in this episode.
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