Victoria's witchcraft trial begins where the Trask tries to play on the jury and the communities fears to act in his favor as well as testimony from the equally fanatical Abigail. Despite Peter's best efforts at a defense, including testimony from Ben that Angelique was the real witch, Angelique's spirit appears and points out Victoria, the stranger in the community, of being the witch. In the meantime, Josette continues to fall under Barnabas' control as he seeks to make her his vampire bride. But Angelique's evil spirit seeks to prevent Josette from becoming a vampire by giving her visions of her life as a "creature of the night". In the present, Joe tries to stake Barnabas in his coffin, but is prevented by the possessed Julie who kills him before she is subdued by Willie.