When Gracie learns that her sister, a pureblood, is missing, she dashes to the bunker where Van Helsing and Rufus are hiding. She demands that the Nine help find her. Rufus knows only that the Stalkers (vampires that hunt purebloods), led by Rafe (Jeff Denton), are turning purebloods again but they don't have Gracie's sister. Rufus concludes that she's being held in Countess Bathorly (Christina Rosenberg)'s lair. Having learned from Alex Devereaux (Sarah Lieving) where Bathorly is hiding, the Nine break in to find both Christina Lockheart and Gracie's sister have been turned into vampires. Rick is forced to kill Christina, and Gracie kills her sister, but bullets don't even slow down the Countess. She's become too powerful. A big fight commences, and Van Helsing is wounded. As he lay dying, Alex decides to turn him. Gracie, now revealed also as a pureblood, offers herself to Bathorly in place of Rufus. In the ending twist, Rufus reveals himself to be Draculea and, through thought-walking, he kills Bathorly. He then explains that he made a deal with the Dark Forces to renounce his identity and live as a man, fighting against vampires, against the plague that he had created. In revealing himself to the others, however, Rufus is returned to his former state and must continue to exist as a vampire.