This episode begins with a flashback to 1950. Hal is it seems is in some legal troubles for illegal gambling and dog fights (which I highly suspect have to do with the werewolves). He tells Cutler that he is going to be their new representative and that he will achieve great things. We learn that Hal was Cutler’s maker.
In the present day, Cutler is making a speech about the coming of the old ones and it is interrupted by Hal, who is clearly surprised to see him.
The older Eve tells Annie that she died and went back through her own history to make contact with her, but Annie is not buying it, she is also highly uncomfortable with the adult Eve calling her mom. When Annie demands to know what this is all about, Eve tells her that she has to show her, her present and Annie’s future.
Back at the warehouse, Cutler hugs Hal, clearly glad to see him and Hal of course becomes stiff as a board. Even if Hal weren’t OCD, hugging vamps just don’t seem right. Hal wants to know about the body of the coroner which was found in the exact same place where the two used to bury their corpses. Hal also wants to know why the coroner filed a report saying that human flesh was found in the stomach of the box tunnel killer, but Cutler wants to know why they are talking about this after not seeing each other for 55 years, and calls for two glasses and a decanter.
Cutler introduces him to the fellow vamps as his maker and tells them that Hal is a monster. When Hal hesitates, Cutler asks him what is wrong. Hal just barely manages to fight the compulsion and leaves promising to return. At home he jumps on the exercise bike. Tom walks in holding Eve asking about Annie and where he plans on taking Alex on a date. Hal says they are meeting at a bar and then going for supper. Tom hands over the baby and Hal agrees to watch her for an hour.
We get another flashback to Cutler digging a grave for a body. Hal tells him, “you’re becoming the drunk who never buys a round. All we require is everything.”
It turns out that Tom left the baby to go see Cutler. Cutler says that the old ones are going to be there tomorrow and he wants Tom to transform and kill them all. Tom says no because all of his life he felt like a weapon, “something blunt and simple.” He reads off of cue cards to express his desire to be human. Cutler screams that the old ones a different and that there are people who need to see him do this. When Tom still refuses, Cutler changes tactics and invites him out to diner.
In the future, Annie learns that mostly everyone is dead. Eve says that days after the old ones arrived in town, they killed the Prime Minister on national television. Fearing for Eve’s safety, they ran but vampires started killing people. Eve tells her that she didn’t stop the downfall of humanity because of Annie.
Cutler returns to the vamp gathering place to find Cutler looking desolate. Cutler says that he dropped the coroner where he did because it was an homage and he is still pissed that Hal left him behind. Cutler says that Hal can go straight back to the top and all he wants “is a mention, a statue and maybe Brazil”. Cutler pours another glass of blood and offers it to Hal for old times. Hal asks if he drinks it, if Cutler will tell him what is going on.
We get another flashback to Cutler’s shaking hand reaching for a glass of blood and being stopped by Hal. It seems that Hal wants Cutler to kill his wife in order to end his connections to humans. When he refuses, Hal leaves saying, “I had such high hopes for you.” In the present Hal drinks the blood.