Freddie realizes Aiden is a cult fanatic and saves Kate by killing him. Alone with Scott, Jacob cannot bring himself to kill his son who has turned, while Scott bites his father, hoping Jacob will see that being a demon serves a better purpose. Kate must kill her father before he turns. The Geckos survive their test, but Richie swallows the serpent containing Santánico's blood, making him her prince. Carlos betrays her by siding with Narciso and the Nine Lords. He kidnaps Richie, wanting Seth to bring him the $30 million in oil bonds. A final battle ensues, before the sun rises to cleanse the bar/temple of its cult. Freddie is allowed to return to his family, Richie and Santánico head for the States, Carlos is welcomed into the Nine, and Seth and Kate ride off together.