Marcus, the mortician's son, is acting strange. In that he's playing make believe with two actual dead bodies piled on the floor in his mom's office. He calls them Adam and Eve, and he's pretending to banish them from the Garden of Eden. Well, at least he’s been reading a lot.
So Sophia, Marcus' mom, brings up her concerns, to Father Carpenter, that the church is leading her son astray.
And the "kissing cousins", Port Moore's favorite incestuous relatives and banes of Roman's existence, implore him to swing by their pad. They'll pop a few aderol, maybe shoot some pool, and, oh yeah, exorcise the paranormal activity there.
Looks like Roman's going to have his hands full, because Marcus' weird-o meter just got cranked to 11. WTF is going on with this kid? Because he's way too young for puberty.
Marcus is taken to the town doctor to be examined. When he's discharged, he goes to play with the doctor's two daughters, who are debating the existence of a person or thing called The Whistling Man (whose lovely rendering is that sketch). Either he's one of these ghosts that came cropping up, or a Bob Dylan song.
But it looks like what Marcus needs is a physician of the soul. Because at church that day he calls out Father Dan for "lying" to his congregants about good, evil, God, no God. He embarrasses his mother, and gives everyone the heebie jeebies. Also, it doesn't help that he kind of looks like Damien.
And then comes the vomit. Somebody get this kid a communion wafer.
That night, the mayor's kids hear some whistling from their closet and go to inspect it. Well, we're not exactly sure what they see, but whatever it is, it has them belting high C's in fear. And then it’s revealed: inside the closet was…Marcus…? Maybe it is puberty.
And Roman agrees to help the remaining Lambda scientists communicate with the new ghosts if they pay him the cash he needs to get out of Port Moore. It's a deal.
Chloe, the friend of Dr. Barker's who was killed, comes back to haunt her former colleague. Roman is at a loss as to how to stop her.
And Father Dan is breaking out the big guns. He's performing an exorcism on Marcus, whose heresy and knowledge of foreign languages has become unbearable.
Well, Roman improvises and thrusts his hand forward at Chloe's ghost. Apparently that plus some strong words is enough to banish evil spirits.
To show him her gratitude for saving her son, and to show her his gratitude for letting him perform a very risky, non-medical procedure on a minor, Sophia and Father Dan kiss. It's awkward, and also in violation of ecclesiastical rules. So…hot?
Maybe that kiss was premature, as the next day Sophia carries a dead Marcus into the church for all to see, and for Father Dan to mourn. Well…if he could pull off an exorcism, maybe he can pull off a resurrection…?
While repenting for the loss of Marcus, Father Dan hears some water running and some crackling behind the stone wall in his study. With the strength of Goliath but the perseverance of David, he breaks down the wall, which leads into a smaller garret.
Inside the garret are some more obscure, mystical books, some candles, and this glowing, egg-shaped orb. Faberge? Probably not. But when Father Dan touches it, it juices him up with so much power it looks like his eyebrows are going to go up in flames. What could it mean? And how much is that antique worth?