This episode begins with a flashback to England in the year 1855. It seems that Fergus and Hal are on leave together from the army and they have decided to stop off at a mansion and kill the residents and the servants. Of the two, Hal is the more blood thirsty one.
In the present day, Hal packs his bag with stakes and puts Eve in a baby carrier to go shopping. At the cash out, Annie helps to shoplift some items and Tom justifies it by saying that it’s not stealing, if it’s a big shop and besides, Eve needs food. What neither of them realize is that they have been spotted by the record keeper, who just happened to be doing some shopping himself.
When they return to the house, Hal is listening to the stereo, and Tom and Annie approach him about getting a job. He says that he is not relaxing and that he’s just barely holding on. Hal turns the stereo back on and says that going to work is out of the question. Annie tell him that it might be difficult but that he cannot expect to stay there for free. Tom wants to know why Hal isn’t loaded, because vampires live forever and that even with basic compound interest that his investments would be through the roof. Hal says that a series of bad investments before the crash wiped him out and that on his list, it clearly states…but before he can finish, Tom cuts him off saying “stuff your list.” Hal tries again saying that keeping away from people is how he manages his condition, but Annie reminds him that he has been dry for over 50 years and that a few weeks out there won’t so bad. Hal asks, “where will I work? Jobs just don’t fall off trees.”
In the next scene, Hal is at the cafe dressed in a red stripped apron and blue gloves with Tom. He is clearly not happy with this development. He asks Tom to kill him and suggests that he tell Annie that he attacked him. Tom puts him to work scraping grease.