Thackery's drug habit is catching up with him. He is growing increasingly paranoid as he is unable to perform even when under the drug's influence. When he learns that Dr. Levi Zinberg is studying the properties of blood so that it can be typed and safely transfused, he sets out to find a solution before him. It leads to tragedy however. Cornelia is determined to terminate her pregnancy and is shocked when Cleary collects her and by the identity of the abortionist. It means the end of her relationship with Algie and she decides to proceed with her wedding. Algie deals with it in his own way. Gallinger's wife meanwhile has been institutionalized and he questions her treatment. Barrow misses another payments and pays a heavy price. He visits the owner of the opium den, Ping Wu, in the hopes of getting rid of his problem once and for all.