Winston's team is distracted by a troupe of ghosts, giving the Lambda trio a window to make their getaway in the helicopter. But it doesn't go so well: the chopper collides with the forcefield stretched over Port Moore, flips over, loses control, and collapses on the ground. Getting out of here is going to be harder than anyone imagined.
Landis, Billy, Daphne, and Roman assemble outside to witness the helicopter fly and fail. They're desperate to put an end to all this madness. Landis has an idea: if they put the artifact, now completely intact, back into the particle accelerator, maybe it will turn everything back to normal. There's just one snag...
To restart the accelerator, they're going to need to shut down the power to the rest of the town. So some people are going to need to "die" in order to fend off the ghosts that will inevitably descend on the machine. Landis, Billy, and Val volunteer. They need one more person. Who's it gonna be?
The Chieftain bar erupts in a pre-possible-apocalypse party, and Roman steps out for some air. He's met by Maggie, who urges him to make up his mind carefully: the spirits are in charge of this town now, she included. Does he really want to change that?
Before they go into the breach, Billy has to tell Landis something: every time he was drawn back from the brink, death took a little life out of him. His arm is starting to deteriorate. This doesn't bode well.
Except when it turned on, it didn't open the portal into the other dimensions like it did the last time for Billy. Hard luck. That's just when the ghosts start to plot their overthrow. Then Billy realizes that to reach death's door, you have to be literally dead. Like, 100% dead.
Before Billy steps through the portal of death's door, he and Roman have a heart-to-heart. Turns out the reason that Billy's dad wanted to drive Roman's mom out of town is that Billy got her pregnant… with Roman. So he's Roman's dad. And with that, he steps into the other realm.
Looks like Billy's act of heroism worked. The ghosts have disappeared, all the volunteers return to their bodies (except for Billy's of course) and there's laughter and rejoicing all around. Landis is pretty shook up about the whole thing.