Rupert sends Josh to the land of the Takers with an amulet that kills them.
From there, Josh ends up in the Underworld and, with the help of Penny 40, searches for a way out.
Their search leads them to learn Hades had vanished, so Josh, using Margo's fairy eye, informs Margo, Kady, Alice, and Fen about the situation.
Kady and Alice seek out a grieving Hades who agrees to let Josh return to the land of the living in exchange for their help in stopping Rupert.
Penny and Plum are stuck in a strange room and meet Elaphus, a fellow time traveler who claims to be charged with keeping the continuity of thespace-time continuum.
To achieve that goal, Elaphus wants Plum to give up her ability to time travel.
Plum eventually agrees, but Penny learns it is just a ploy to prolong Elaphus's ability to time travel.
They make a deal for Elaphus to take some of Plum's plasma factor in exchange for letting them go.
Eliot and Julia are still trapped in the dungeon and figure out Julia may be able to travel outside of the magic-proof cell due to her magical pregnancy.
Therefore, Eliot has to convince Julia she is in a life or death situation.
Though unhappy, Julia is successful, and she and Eliot return to the penthouse.