Flashback to young Worick with a client juxtaposed with a newscaster talking about the state of things in Ergastulum and the Three Laws which are about to take effect. Worick runs back to Nic to share his earnings and tells him excitedly about a cafe where they can eat that serves Twilights, but is stunned to find Nic crouched and bleeding in an alley. Chad tends to Nic's wounds. Ginger, assistant to Gina Paulklee of the Paulklee Guild, reports to her boss that Doug has taken a job outside of the Guild's jurisdiction. Worick interrogates a mercenary behind the attack on Monroe. Doug meets his match in Nic, who has overdosed on Celebrer to dull pain. Monroe recalls an attack by a C/3 Twilight (possibly Nic) who destroyed his estate and decimated his staff. Worick reports that the Corsicans are making a move. Delico, Monroe's D/0 Twilight, steps between Doug and Monroe. Worick tries to take down Nic to keep him from overextending himself, but before he can, Ginger and Gina show up. Gina explains to Nic that the Three Laws have to be observed or Ergastulum will fall apart. She shoots Nic and Doug full of downers. Alex, who was studying the sign language book and watching the rain, sees a shadowy figure, which is revealed to be Barry. The sound of heavy footsteps on the stairs has her cowering on the floor wondering how it could be that he survived being shot. Worick drags both men to Dr. Theo's clinic and calls Alex but there is no answer.