Artie and Claudia find part, but not all, of what they're looking for
With Claudia trapped and Pandora's Hope crushed, the team falters on its normally strong legs
Myka covers Artie to prevent him from executing his plan
Leena lies striken on the floor after her altercation with Artie
Artie, repentant, gazes at his protegee
Artie stands trial before the Regents for Leena's death and is found innocent, a verdict that does not sit well with him.
Sutton wasn't too soused to negotiate his way onto the mission. He tells the agents that the count had a ring that may have been the key to his flower power, but unfortunately the ring is in the count's tomb in the Parisian catacombs, and unfortunately, the key to reading the map that will get them there is in this lady's locked-up house. (Also, Polly Walker, yay!)
Nick has unbronzed the alchemist, Paracelsus - who is also his uncle! The bronzed villain swiftly bronzed Claudia, broke the bronzer, stole a bunch of artifacts (including an artifact called a stele that makes the bronzer work), and left a ransom note reading, "Sutton knows what I want."
In the lab, Paracelsus manages to snooker all four of the good guys and steal both halves of the philosopher's stone. He restores mortality to the family, just as they wanted, but insists on taking revenge. Pete and Myka arrive just as he shoots Charlotte. In the ensuing fight, the lab is destroyed, and Paracelsus escapes. The rest, except for Charlotte, barely escape with their lives.
With the immortals wrapped up and Paracelsus on his way to the bronzer, Myka slips away as quietly as possible to the hospital, where her doctor plans to remove the cancerous mass in her body. She's strong for Pete, but breaks down when she's alone. Mrs. Frederic continues to worsen, and since Paracelsus - who ingested chemicals that prevent him from being bronzed - knows how to save her, Pete decides to have a man-to-man with the baddie.