The Darkness pursues Stephen as he runs up the basement stairs looking for Eddie, Sara, and Pritchett, who are attempting to pry open one of the iron panels. When Pritchett opens the basement door to let Price in, The Darkness grabs Pritchett and pulls him into it. Price tells Eddie and Sara to run, so they head for the attic while Stephen tries to find a way to open the panels manually. Eddie notices a slightly open window in the attic, and he and Sara run for it, The Darkness not far behind. Stephen is killed when he tries to push Sara out of the way of the approaching Darkness. Eddie helps Sara to climb out the window onto a ledge, but The Darkness snaps the rope holding up the panel, causing it to crash down over the window again. From within The Darkness, the faces of Evelyn, Melissa, and some of the Vannacutt doctors are seen and their voices taunt Eddie, telling him that he can't escape. Eddie yells, 'I had nothing to do with this...I'm adopted!' Suddenly a ghostly figure of Pritchett appears. It lifts the window panel, giving Eddie just enough time to climb out onto the ledge with Sara. Sara notices an envelope sticking out the bottom of the window and opens it to find four checks, each written in the amount of $1,000,000. As they look down from the tower ledge to the ground some hundreds of feet below, Sara asks Eddie, 'How do we get down from here?' Thereafter follows a short epilogue in which Stephen and Evelyn are shown tied down to the operating table, being subjected to the same procedures that their ancestors performed on patients 70 years ago.