Memory flashes of Daniel Lianso's Past reveal few clues to his present situation as this future's Hellspawn. Madrid, frightened by witnessing the Hellspawn kill the Dessicator, turns her spinner on him and fires while Matthew nearly recognizes him as his uncle. As they flee the area, they battle the Nightmares and manage to commandeer an Armored Personnel Carrier. Meanwhile, as the Hellspawn recovers from the blast, the demon Abbadon gives him a genocidal mission. Elsewhere, the Anti-Pope visits the Nu-Vatican antechambers where he disembowels a prisoner named Abel and then cruelly "baptizes" him with transformative results.