WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
The family is back together at the funeral home — and Russ is there too. He wants to continu his journey into the magical realm. First thing he's got to do is select his significator — a card that marks his level of magical maturity. But whenever Bea lays out cards for him, it's the same sequence: Empress, the Hermit, the Fool, Justice, the Emperor, the Star. Interesting.
Mayor Bickley is there and snatches up Aunt Nancy's special amulet, called a vajra. It's supposed to be able to harness the power of lightning. Bickley uses it to shoot Calvin full of voltage. And kill him.
Isaac meets with Bickley, and Bickley tells him he thinks they're all trapped in something called a Zurvanian Loop — a time sand trap. Isaac is apt to believe him: he's been feeling strange lately, a possible symptom a time loop.
Bickley returns to Aunt Nancy's, and proceeds with the preordained course of events: to kill Calvin, Tilly, and May, and attempt to offset the loop. Doesn't work, and the same shaking overtakes them, and sends them back to…
Bea and Tilly come to the conclusion that they're in a time loop. Bea thinks that the only person who could have caused such a thing would be Chronos, the governor of time. But they don't know why he would do such a thing.
Aunt Nancy bought the rock from Chronos because she thought she was getting a good deal on it. But it wasn't, and the time loop started to spread to all of La Rochelle. Freedom from it was dearly bought, and now Calvin is in the Dredge's debt.