WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Ah, finally, a day without a dead person, a pesky infernal, or meddling kids — Bea and Isaac are free to ejoy themselvse (and each other) without interrupt— oh, hi, Uncle Bubba. He's a superstition expert, as well as a fastidious tailor. What a combo!
So, Bubba is an escapee from the local, friendly mental institution. He believes he was cursed by someone who gave him the evil clock. A spirit from inside the clock was released, and attached itself to him. Now, that same clock as Russ and Garvey. It's a whole thing.
So, the real story of how the clock came to Bubba is this: Bubba slept with the wife of a clockmaker named Tagert. He also took a loan from Tagert and didn't pay it back. So Tagert is right pissed. Tagert sent the clock as a gift, and here we are.
Russ puts his hand on a chime to stifle the ringing, and maybe get out. He cuts it on the metal, and the blood seeps into the inner-workings of the clock, which subsequently glow. Interesting… Time isn't money: it's life.
The Hastings get Tagert in their clutches, and Calvin threatens him with a knuckle sandwich unless he tells them how to get lost souls out of the clock unharmed. He's already eaten that day, and thus does not want any of Calvin's appetizer. So he complies.
After Agnes traps Garvey and Russ in a closet, separating them from Isaac and Bubba, Garvey has no choice but to work the magical angle. She breaks off a clock hand, and carves a rune in her skin. It works as a kind of all-access pass out of small spaces. Of course, this is major news to Russ.
But it's not long that Russ and Garvey are safe. They're soon beset on all sides by things that could kill them — gears and sharp hands that Agnes has set in motion. Russ lets Garvey use him as a medium so that she can get the energy boost she needs to put an end to the flying death traps.
When Garvey and Russ wake up, they've both been fixed to the hands of a giant clock that will ultimately be their doom. Agnes comes clean about her plan: she sought to trap Garvey inside the clock so as to lure Isaac in there as well and drain him of his immortality. Everyone is after Isaac's immortality.
Isaac and Bubba split up. Isaac finds Russ and Garvey, and is about to set them free when Agnes surprises him, surrounds him with copies of herself, and then shoves a pendulum through his body. She's intent on draining him of his life force!
Meanwhile, May, Calvin and Bea are busy reading the clock… and not for the time. Someone or something is transmitting them a message, to bring the clock to the Alchemy Room. Bubba was able to get the word out!
Then, when Agnes is sufficiently weakened, Isaac tackles her to the ground. Meanwhile, Bubba gets to work summoning a bolt of lightning that emanated from the Alchemy Room makes its way into the clock. The lightning strike is enough to transport him, the kids, and Isaac back into the real world. But it deals a fatal blow to Agnes.