How does one find humanity in an alley? How does one regain
An abandoned church. Memories rip through Spawn's fragmented mind. Frustrated
with his plight, the Hellspawn lashes out, and then turns his rage toward the
alley in search of the old man Cogliostro, the man with the answers. The old
man, once a Hellspawn himself, attempts to guide Spawn. The old man reveals
that he was the Black Knight and was also known as Merlin. He tells Spawn that
the curse can be broken, but Spawn must first accept who and what he is, and
abandon the red cloak.
Meanwhile, Jason Wynn is doing some investigating of his own. Using his crooked
chief Banks, Wynn probes the appearance of a red cloaked man in the alley. Wynn
wants the cloaked man found. The cops at the center of the investigation are
Sam and Twitch. Bank orders the duo to find the red cloaked man at all costs.
But the cops and Wynn aren't the only ones on the trail of the Hellspawn. There
is another, a reporter named Lisa Wu.
Sam and Twitch visit Chapel in his cell. The fallen soldier babbles about dead
men and cloaks and finally coughs up something that grabs Twitch's attention;
the name Al Simmons. The lead brings Twitch and Wu together where they begin to
make connections between alleyway rumors and secret military dead men. Wanda is
interviewed. She too has seen the red cloaked creature and something in her
tells her it is her dead husband, Al.
In the alley, Twitch has found Spawn. Words are exchanged. Truths are exposed.
Spawn implicates Jason Wynn and the NSC who is simultaneously uncovering
Twitch's uncovering of Wynn's unlawful ways. For his trouble, Twitch receives a
point blank shot in the head. The shot is fired by chief Banks.