After being freed from his coffin by David, Barnabas returns to Collinwood just as Angie, the sheriff, and the angry mobs arrive. When the sheriff atries to arrest the Collinses for harboring a murder, Barnabas offers to give himself up peacefully on the condition that his family isn't harmed and that Angie goes with him, exposing her as a witch by goading her into attacking him. Angered beyond all get-out, Angelique follows Barnabas into the house and continues here attack. Also angered by Angelique's attack on Barnabas, the Collins clan bands together to drive her away Willie with an ane, Elizabeth with a shotgun, Carolyn as a werewolf. Still, Angelique continues her attack, setting parts of the house on fire as she goes, until David finally summons the spirit of his mother who hurls Angelique into the huge crystal chandelier. As the others flee the burning house, Barnabas stays behind to confess to Angelique that there was a time when he could have loved her but she could never love anyone. "That is your curse," he tells her. To prove him wrong, Angie tears her beating heart out of her chest and hands it to him before she dies. Barnabas goes looking for Victoria, but David tells him that his mother says Victoria is headed for Widow's Hill. He goes after her, but she points out that they can never be together because she lives in the light and he in the shadows. She asks him to turn her into a vampire, too, but he refuses. So, she jumps. Barnabas jumps after her, biting her neck on the way down. They both survive the fall and, when Victoria opens her eyes, she refers to herself as Josette. In a voice-over, Barnabas says,
It is said that blood is thicker than water. It is what defines us, binds us, curses us. My name is Barnabas Collins, and my curse has finally been broken.
In the final scene, the camera pans to the bottom of the sea where it shows the body of Julia Hoffman reanimating.