Patrick gets a call telling him to select a kitchen knife and meet a car downstairs. He gets into a car and is driven to a farm on the Isle of Dogs. He pulls up outside a barn and finds a small crowd waiting, sipping champagne. He speaks with Frederique and apparently there is some sort of HR issue that he needs to get sorted out. Mr Ayers comes up and impresses upon Patrick the need for discretion regarding this activity. The cult leaders direct activities and the various initiates have their hands sliced by a knife and take an oath in latin before heading into the building.
Jenni speaks with Amadia who gets out ‘Help me! I’m in the bas-’ before the call cuts out. They all rush back and head to the boiler room, from there they can see that the table below has been overturned and a chair badly crumpled. They quickly descend but find no sign of Amadia though Noah and Jacob see light coming from the Flat 4 route..
The electricity meter is on 1433,8.
Going up to flat 4 it appears that Ben and George have taken Amadia in after she staggered back to the basement in a panic having lost a lot of time. Apparently she met Shireen and then ran when the people there fled from the ‘Red Piper’. Shireen said that the tunnels weren’t safe and she wasn’t sure what she could say but then there was a tearing noise and something arrived, and then she ran.
Jenni notices that the couple happen to have a vinyl of hers in their flat and they claim it simply appeared in their hallway.
Jacob wants to brick up all the entrances to the basement but this is vigorously resisted by the residents who want to be able to investigate further.
In the barn Patrick is confronted with a bull prepped for slaughter. One gentleman objects to being involved in the slaughter and is quickly removed from proceedings. They are told that the first to drink the heart’s blood will be anointed and the last to draw blood will not be initiated. Patrick really gets into the slaughter and when it seems that Mr Ayers will get to the heart first he stabs him in the stomach to ensure his victory. With a primal scream he he claims the heartsblood. Then everything goes black.
Things wrap up at number 4 with the suggestion that perhaps there should be another residents association meeting. Noah books Amadia a room in the Premier Inn so she doesn’t have to stay at the Wytch House. Imogen collects Damocles from the vet; it appears to act like a normal dog. As they pass a shop window of TV screens they see a reference in the scrolling banner to ‘Up to 12 individuals sought for massive drugs lab in central London’.
Getting home they requisition a vhs player from Jacob and watch the lab footage again- after reviewing it they spot a twelve feminine figure in the background though it becomes increasingly hard to focus upon and eventually moves out of frame.
The next morning Patrick is woken by a phonecall- it’s the IT people coming to install a secure line and extra security measures for his home office. He also recieves an email informing him that he needs to fill out a tax form before he can recieve his salary. After some back and forth between his accountant and HR he finds out that this in an inheritance tax form and snottily hangs up.
Imogen is woken by the noise below and goes to pick up Audrey from the hospital.
Noah gets a call from Mother Jones who tells him that he is in breach of contract by allowing Amadia to dwell outside of the flat. How she knew this was unclear. He speaks with Amadia who has also been contacted and she agrees to come home.
Jenni finds that someone has carved the word ‘bitch’ into the top of her bedside table. She tells Patrick but his room does not appear to be disturbed.
At the hospital Imogen swears that she spots a police dog handler with a familiar face from her tie in Afghanistan. She makes inquiries but no-one is able to identify the officer in question.
Jacob bricks up the doorways in flats 7 and 8.
After going to sleep everyone awakens to find themselves in the basement. There is a sickly looking young woman there who is fiddling with a fancy catalyst lighter, and holding a burned, severed hand. Then she vanishes. All the residents are present around the table. Angry, Patrick strides off into the dark. The rest see no choice but to start the meeting.
We ask George about his sister Mary and she claims that he owes a lot of money and has gone off the rails. We start to discuss blocking up the doors to the basement when a roar of anger comes out of the dark followed by more angry shouting from Patrick. Imogen and Jenni run off to investigate (accompanied by Damocles), they find him out of breath and with blood on his hands, beyond him they find a body mangled beyond recognition. Patrick claims he was attacked but lies that he didn’t know who it was.
They continue with the meeting until tensions start to escalate and things almost come to a fight between Patrick and Noah.
We ask for Shirin to attend as the next guest speaker and agree that only the portals in flat 1, 6 and 9 remain open. Jacob demands that they eject Damocles from the building and the vote is hung with Amadia and Noah abstaining. Incensed by this Jacob starts to push back when Patrick once again demeans him, referring back to the embarrassing incident several nights before.