Colorado City, Colorado
At the Bering & Sons Book Store, a deliveryman leaves off a package. The owner, Warren Bering, comes out and gets the package. Inside is an old notebook contained within a silver foil package.
Myka breaks in to MacPherson's apartment but finds nothing.
Pete is chasing MacPherson, and the cops are chasing Pete. Artie manages to impersonate RCMP Headquarters to call off the police. In Berlin, Myka finds a jewelry box and warns Artie that MacPherson has the cymbal. Artie warns Pete to cover his ears. In Montreal, MacPherson takes out a pair of small finger cymbals and claps them together, sending out a blast of sound that stuns Pete and the police. MacPherson walks past them.
In Colorado City, the ink lettering from the notebook shifts up Warren's hand and cover his skin as he screams in pain.
Pete recovers consciousness first and reports that MacPherson has escaped. Meanwhile, Myka gets a call from her mother that her father is dying, and she tells Artie that she has to go home.
At the Kingford Academy, Bobby is making his way through the halls as the girls ignore him and the bullies trip him. One of the bullies, Greg, discovers that Bobby has a dropped a photo of another student, Tamara, and wonders if she knows that Bobby is stalking her. Bobby demands the photo back but Greg rips it off and walks away.
At Leena's B&B, Artie comes in to brief Leena and finds Mrs. Frederic waiting for him. With two Montreal policemen dead, she's unhappy that Artie went beyond sharing information with her, and used poor offensive strategy. Mrs. Frederick wants to know where the agents are and Artie says that they're out. Artie insists he can get McPherson but she tells him not to make a move without consulting her first.
At Kingford, the students are taking a test when a whispering sound comes from an exhibit of Edgar Allen Poe memorabilia. The teacher, Mr. Ives, comes in and gives them the assignment for the next day. As the students leave, Ives calls Bobby over and asks how he's doing. The teacher wonders if Bobby has talked to Tamara yet. When he learns he hasn't, he goes to get Bobby something: Bobby hears the whispering and approaches the case, but realizes that Tamara isn't hearing anything. Bobby realizes the whispering is coming from Poe's pen. After Tamara leaves, Ives gives Bobby a book of poetry and suggests he use it to get closer to Tamara.
Myka arrives at her father's bookstore and her mother Jean tells her that her father is doing fine now. Warren insists it was a wasted trip and his wife was overreacting. Myka is surprised when Pete arrives. He got there first and is there to offer Myka his support. She insists she doesn't need any support. Myka thanks him and admits that it could have been worse. Pete notes that her parents think she's still in D.C. and Myka warns him not to tell them the truth. She admits it's force of habit to keep her father from being disappointed.
Warren sits down to read from the notebook.
At Kingford, Bobby is taping together the photo of Tamara and hears the whispering again, and has visions of the book. He gets up and goes to the case, breaks the glass, and takes Poe's pen. In Colorado City, the lettering from the book crawls up Warren's hand again and he screams in pain. Myka, Pete, and Jean come running and find him lying on the floor. Pete puts on a pair of neutralizer gloves and removes the notebook from Warren's grip, and they realize he has an artifact.
The next day, Claudia arrives at the bookstore with a cylinder of neutralizer fluid. Jean demands to know what's going on and Myka insists it isn't medical. When Jean wonders what makes Myka qualified, Myka admits she's still with the government but no longer protecting the President. However, she can't tell her mother what she's really doing.
Pete puts the notebook in the neutralizer fluid but the fluid turns into ink and Warren's condition remains the same. They call Artie, who explains it's a bifurcated object with two parts, making each part separately immune to the neutralizer fluid. Artie believes the second object is a pen. The package came from a phony address and they wonder if MacPherson sent it. Artie has put security in place around Joshua and Pete's family and insists they have to focus on Warren. The notebook is getting under Warren's skin because it isn't joined with the pen. He believes that if they reunite the pen with the notebook, it will cure Warren. Artie warns that the notebook energy is thriving on Warren's love of the written word, and he only has a day or two left. He tells Myka to surround him with his books and read the ones that he loves to keep Warren connected with reality.
While Myka reads to Warren in Colorado, at Kingford, Greg tries to warn Tamara about Bobby, but she insists he isn't that bad. They're unaware that Bobby is watching them both. Bobby follows Greg to his locker while Warren mutters the word "Tiger" and then "Fire." At Kingford, a burst of fire shoots from the locker, burning Greg.
That night, Pete reports to Myka that Artie has matched the incident to the time that Warren was shouting, and Greg is a football star for the Kingford Tigers. He asks Myka to stay there but she insists on helping her father by going with Pete to get the point. Pete insists that she needs to stay there to help her father and Claudia will help him. Myka finally agrees and asks Pete to keep Claudia safe.
Ives calls Bobby in to ask if the poetry helped. Bobby admits it didn't and Ives brings up the theft of the pen. He notes that Bobby was fascinated by the pen and Bobby takes offense. Ives says that he'll leave for a soda. and if the pen shows up, he'll forget the whole thing. Bobby hands him a piece of paper with the word "Wall" written on it. Suddenly the nearby wall opens and Ives is pulled in and then sealed inside before the hole closes over. In Colorado, Warren can see everything that happened.
Pete and Claudia arrive at Kingford and talk to the principal, who dismisses the burning incident as a prank. They examine the locker and discover a piece of paper with the word "Fire" written on it. The principal explains that Edgar Allen's Poe is kept in Mr. Ives' room and it was stolen. They're unaware that Bobby is listening in.
Myka and Jean tend to Warren, who recovers consciousness and apologizes for not being a good father to her. He passes out and Jean explains that Warren's had regrets about his life, that he never wrote books. The best he could do was a single novel that he loved it too much to publish, and that he was afraid. Finally Warren told her to burn it and he hasn't written a thing since.
Pete and Claudia go to see Mr. Ives and Pete hears a sound from the wall. They break the wall open and free Ives. He tells them that Bobby did it and asks them to stop him.
Tamara is studying alone and finds Bobby outside. Meanwhile, Warren has another attack and Myka calls Artie for help. He tells her to find the book that means more than anything to Warren and read it to him. At Kingford, Bobby forces Tamara to read a piece of paper with the word "Mine" on it.
Pete and Claudia learn that Bobby had a crush on Tamara. They go to the main hall where they find Bobby with an entranced Tamara. Pete tries to get him to turn over the pen but notices a piece of paper with the word "Pendulum" on it lying on the floor. They duck to the ground as a pendulum swings to the ceiling, and straps fasten them to the floor as the blade starts to descend with each sweep.
Myka finds her father's discarded novel, The Blue Willow Sky and starts reading to him. Pete and Claudia try to get through to Bobby, who insists that the pen has made things real for him. He insists that need to be shocked into realizing that words have power, and words have hurt him. As Myka reads the story of a daughter and father, Warren starts to shake of the spell and some of the words on his skin go back to the notebook. At Kingford, Bobby drops the pen and the pendulum disappears. The straps holding Claudia disappear and she grabs the pen and puts it in a neutralizer bag.
Pete gets back to Colorado and Artie tells him to approach the notebook with the pen. Pete drops the pen on the notebook There's a flash of energy and the remaining words leave Warren and flow back into the pen and book. He's restored to normal with no memory of what happened. Warren sees his novel and realizes that Jean didn't burn it.
Later, Myka packs and her parents admit that whatever she does for a living, she does it well. They hug and Warren promises that they'll talk about something other than books. Myka meets with Pete outside.
At the warehouse, Mrs. Frederic arrives to warn Artie that MacPherson is in Colorado Springs. Artie realizes the whole thing was a distraction. He calls the agents but something interferes with the signal. Pete gets a vibe that her parents are in danger and they race back into the bookstore. MacPherson is there, using Jack the Ripper's lantern to keep Jean and Warren immobilized. He demands that they turn over the pen and notebook or he'll kill Myka's parents. When Myka says that he came after family, MacPherson notes that Artie started it and tells her to ask Artie what he means. Myka has Pete hand over the artifacts and MacPherson flares up the lamp briefly to cover his escape. They realize that MacPherson has been using them all along.