An old lesson learned anew: the devil must have his due. Sara begins to discover that each time the Witchblade is brought into play, it devours a little piece of her soul. Detective Pezzini must struggle with her emotions — literally! — as paramedics and doctors rush to save the life of her partner. It’s a time to hope and a time to pray, but who is going to listen to her prayers? Only the Witchblade can hear her, but will its offer of assistance come with too high a price?