Manfred Bernardo is a psychic and newcomer to Midnight, Texas. Given his powers, he is also considered a medium and, as such, can become vulnerable to possession from the ghosts that he interacts with, making his gift also a curse. Furthermore, he's a little bit of a crook as he uses his gifts to pull cons to make easy money. Manfred was on the run from a gypsy named Hightower, who wanted to kill him. He decided to hide in Midnight, after his dead grandma’s ghost advises him to. Once he's moved, he quickly becomes involved in the town's drama as he attempts to help solve the murder of Aubrey Hamilton.
While much of Manfred's past is still not known, he's been on the run for roughly a year due to the scam he and his grandmother, Xylda, pulled on a man named Hightower; he aims to collect a $100,000 debt owed. Xylda made a deal with Hightower, an arranged marriage with his daughter Violet to Manfred in exchange for money. On the wedding day, Xylda was paid and Manfred left Violet at the altar.
While on the run from Hightower, Manfred spent the year taking care of Xylda who had been diagnosed with cancer, using the money from their scam for her expensive treatments.
In Pilot, Manfred is preparing for the day as he over looks the city of Dallas, Texas. That morning, he enthusiastically invites his client, Rachel, into the house suite as he performs a reading for her. Reluctantly he tells her that his fee has increased, though she's thoroughly convinced of his abilities and tells him that it's worth it. As he performs the séance, using Harold's wedding band, he makes contact and Manfred speaks for him. Soon though Harold becomes agitated that Rachel has been seeing someone and manifests to Manfred. He tells the ghost not to cross, though Harold possesses Manfred, taking him over and attacking Rachel because Harold felt betrayed for Rachel seeing his partner. As he attempts to kill Rachel, Manfred regains control of his body and expels the ghost.
After the reading ends, he checks his website; "Manfred Bernardo: Psychic and Seer". He gets a phone call from a man named "Hightower" who tells him that he can't run. Manfred tries to explain that he's not running but paying him back he just needs more time. The man refuses and Manfred hangs up on him, leaving the suite and the city altogether.
On the highway, he begins his five hour travel towards Midnight, TX; the ghost of his grandmother, Xylda joins him about a mile out from the city. They talk his "hijacking" earlier that morning and she tells him that he'll be safe in Midnight. Once in town, traveling Witch Light Road, he meets the gazes of the local inhabitants, namely Rev. Emilio Sheehan, Fiji Cavanaugh, and Joe Strong. As he parks, he's nearly ran over by a red headed woman going into the pawn shop. Once inside, as he looks around each object for sale, he begins to hear various voices of the long dead persons they once belonged to and the grief and other emotions begin to overwhelm him until Bobo Winthrop, his new landlord gets his attention and shows him his new property. Bobo asks if he could help him with his fiancé, though he stops him, telling him that it's all fake. Once he leaves, he spies cookies on his counter top, a welcoming from Fiji and consumes one.
That night he dines at Home Cookin' and meets Creek Lovell and they chat while she shows him to the Midnighter's room. There he joins Lemuel Bridger and Olivia Charity, the "red-head" from before. He sits and Lemuel sparks a conversation with him. As they talk, Lemuel apologies and leeches energy from him as he was worried that a few guys would start trouble with Creek. Manfred is worried though Lemuel reassures him and passes over a drink. He assures him that Midnight is very different in the daylight and suggest him to go to the Fall Annual Picnic with Creek.
The next day, he, Creek and Connor join the other Midnighters, though not long after, the body of Aubrey Hamilton. As he and the others rush to see, Aubrey's spirit seems to make eye contact with the psychic. The police are called and he talks with Officer Gomez as she's not seen him before, on account he just moved to Midnight. Tina expresses shock as she's surprised that something like "occult murder" hasn't happened before and insinuates Fiji, as she's claimed to be a witch. Manfred makes light of the situation and of her distaste towards Midnight in general.
That night, Manfred wakes to find that his bed is soaking wet, floor flooded with water and room freezing over. As he turns, Aubrey's ghost is there, though she's unable to speak, as she was drowned. Manfred mistakes her for wanting to possess him, though she spells out help on the foggy window. He agrees, only they have to do it his way. He goes to the local church and takes Holy Water and meets Rev. Sheehan and have an awkward conversation before the Rev informs him of the Sunday services.
The following day he begins a summoning by pouring a black iron powder into a circle and sprinkles droplets of holy water over top. He opens his Ouija board and summons Aubrey. She manages to spell out the word "Pecados" though the summoning results in unwanted ghosts appearing, as well as something more sinister, and he's forced to flee. He places what appears to be an "evil eye" over the door to prevent the ghosts from possessing him.
Not long later, he sees that Officer Gomez coming to obtain his statement, though he quickly covers the floor of the dark presence seeping through the floor. He opens the door and she enters. He states he has nothing to do with the murder, backing up his claim he tells her that he just moved here. Officer Gomez ignores him, saying that he's acting weird and wants to take a look around. She also states that he lies to people for a living. As her gaze is brought to the door where Manfred trapped the spirits, he offers up the information he got from Aubrey's séance.
With the new information, Officer Gomez and Sheriff Livingston move the investigation to "Acequia de Pecados" and Manfred accompanies them. They belittle Manfred's abilities until a gun is found in the river. Officer Gomez drops him back off in Midnight and he returns to his RV. There he talks to his grandmother. He tells her he thought he would be safe, though, given the murder, he needs to leave. As they talk Olivia knocks on his door. He's a little surprised to see her and she cold-cocks him in the face, knocking him out.
He finds himself, nearly naked and tied up, in Olivia's room. Fiji and Lemuel soon join her as he's questioned about his move to Midnight. He tells them that his grandmother had a strong psychic feeling that he'd be safe and Lemuel recognizes the name. Lemuel tells Olivia to let him go and they talk as he dresses. Manfred questions why Midnight is special and Fiji explains that the veil is thin. He understands though he turns to leave, having enough excitement for the day.
The next morning, he goes to the Gas N Go and purchases beer and milk. He talks with Creek, who's managing the storefront and he explains his facial injuries as a box falling from a shelf. He asks if she's okay with what happened at the picnic. She turns cold, as Shawn Lovell, takes over. Back at his RV, he answers clients from his online psychic reading website. "Hightower" calls again and informs him that he knows he's in Texas, though Manfred ends the call before it can go any further. Knocking at the door startles him, and he finds Creek waiting for him. She apologizes for acting weird because she didn't want to get into it with her dad. He welcomes her in and offers her a beer.
They talk and she tells him that she wants to write, though she won't leave until Connor leaves the house. She continues that Creek knows about Lemuel and to an extent that the others are different as well, though does not offer an explanation. She eventually tells him that she googled him and asks about his abilities. He tells her that most of it is just for show, but she gets him to perform a reading on her. He tells her that she will or has possibly already met her soul mate who will see her for who she is. She claims that to be the "theater" part though she wants him to kiss her.
Before he can, Bobo is arrested for Aubrey's murder. He, Creek, and the other Midnighters join Bobo, Sheriff Livingston and Officer Gomez in the street as they put Bobo in the back of the police cruiser. Fiji fights on Bobo's behalf and Lemuel steps in as Manfred nods at Joe and then meets Creek gaze, helpless to do anything. Fiji refuses to let them leave with Bobo and begins to crush and levitate the cruiser. Rev. Sheehan and Olivia try to calm Fiji and Manfred steps in, telling them he'll help to free Bobo of the crime. Fiji relents and they let them pass. As he returns to his home, the sinister presences under his home seem to have a greater foothold as shadows of spirits outline the windows and an ominous red glow emits from the house.
In Bad Moon Rising, Manfred, unable to enters is house, relents and returns to the RV, where his grandmother is waiting for him. Manfred's frustrated though Xylda asks if he's had a bad night. He confesses his worries and even wants to cut and run from Midnight, though Xylda convinces him that he needs people in his life and that Midnighters will protect their own. He's apprehensive about returning, though she encourages him to be himself and that he needs to tell him what's going on and to ask for help.
Manfred takes his grandmother's advice and meets the Midnighters at the pawn shop. He tells them about the poltergeist infestation with the "growling" for the demonic entity underneath his house. Fiji offers her services, telling him that she knows her way around a haunt. Joe offers to come as well, as he's curious.
The following morning Manfred brings Fiji and Joe to his house, who immediately feel that there's something wrong. The glowing and growling under the floor also catch their attention, until Manfred mentions that Aubrey's there. He talks to her, telling her that he needs her help because Bobo's been arrested. He asks her to show him whated and that she can borrow his body; she possesses him and he gets visions of her murder. Manfred begins to cough up water and Joe and Fiji take him from the house to the Inquiring Mind.
At Fiji's shop, he wakes well rested, because her home is "quite". She offers him a cup of herbal tea. Fiji tells him it will help make him feel better as she gathers different items from around the house and that it's inhospitable to the dead. He tells her that Aubrey was murder by a Sons of Lucifer though Fiji counters that she was married to one. She urges him to tell Sheriff Livingston while she prepares to cleanse his house and to remove the "thing" under his house with an exorcism.
Joe picks him up and they stop at Gas N Go to fill up the truck. While Joe is talking with Shawn inside, Creek checks in with Manfred. He tells her that he saw something and thinks it will help Bobo. Creek thinks he's trying to impress her. At the station, Manfred tells the Sheriff what he saw and what Aubrey felt, though he's skeptical. He offers a simpler explanation: that Manfred was responsible. Joe reaffirms Manfred's truth that he wouldn't have come if he was involved. Manfred tells him that if he wants to find the killer, he will need to keep looking. They drive back to Midnight and Manfred hope that the new information helps.
Sometime that afternoon, with Fiji, Manfred reenters the house. Fiji admires one of the trinkets that hangs from the door to stop the spirits. Manfred recounts that his family fought Demons and demonic possession back in Europe and that Xylda kept a lot of intriguing items. Fiji opens the door and asks if it was as bad as before. Manfred tells her that it's worse and tells her that they are circling him. He is their ride back to the land of the living and tells him that she can't compete for their attention. He tells her that he'll wait for her on the porch.
Manfred takes a walk down Witch Light Road and finds Tina, dead, strung up in a tree near the church. He runs to Home Cookin' and tells Manfred that she can't let the patrons leave. She asks why and he tells her about the body and she tells the customers to stay as long as they need. He asks about Creek but she tells him that she's at her other job at the Gas N Go. He runs to the gas station, fearing for Creek with, unknown that a weretiger is on the loose. Once he got there, he's attacked and scratched. He and Creek run through the gas station to try and escape, thought the weretiger blocks their path. They run back towards Midnight and take shelter in Manfred's RV. Manfred takes a look at the wound and she applies pressure to keep it from bleeding, though the tiger jumps on top of the RV and slashes at the roof. Xylda offers for them to stop talking and run, though Olivia and Lemuel show up and she takes several shots at the Rev. before he runs off. Olivia accuses him of releasing the Rev, though he points to Tina's body strung up in the adjacent tree. He asks if he'd turn in to a were and Olivia corrects him; that you're born a "were" and not turned. Lemuel smells his injury, that he's bleeding, and Creek takes him to Madonna who sews up his wounds and tells him that she better not regret sewing him up, as she's too is protective over Creek.
From Home Cookin', Manfred sees lights and the demonic glowing coming from his house and rushes over to check on Fiji. He's worried though she successfully cleanses the house, making it inhospitable to ghosts. Manfred asks about the Devil's Net as it is seemingly dripping blood though she tells him that something really evil still roams the house; the demonic glow beneath the floor returns. It calls out to Fiji, though Manfred, who wants to leave, doesn't appear to hear the demonic voice. She calls out to it, asking what it wanted, though before Manfred can take her and leave, he's flung from the home by the unseen force.
Manfred bursts back into the house, though the entity has taken control over her body. He asks what's doing it, though she doesn't know. The demon forces her up against a wall though, he can't pull her down. Fiji pleads with him to help her. Manfred looks back at the mirror and, peering into a hellish dimension, sees a demonic hand reaching up Fiji's leg. Fiji begs for him to help her, though he can't, he needs someone more powerful to help. He returns to the RV and gets his great-great-great-great grandma's skull and calls out to his ancestor's for help. The power seemingly banishes the demon back to hell, though, for good measure, he breaks the mirror and Fiji is release from his grasp. She wants to leave and go home, though Manfred stops her and tells her that the Rev has escaped.
She and Manfred go to the nearby ranches in hopes of finding the Rev. They locate a dead cow and Fiji call Olivia, though the weretiger advances towards them. Before the weretiger attacks them, Lemuel and Olivia arrive and Lemuel subdues the beast.
The following morning, he, Fiji and Olivia watch as the weretiger transforms back into Rev. Sheehan. That night, Manfred greets Bobo, who comes to thank him with a "Palmistry" sign. Manfred tells Bobo, that Aubrey wanted him to know the truth, that what she felt for Bobo was real. He thanks him again and Creek knocks at the door. She checks on him and his stitches. He tells her that he's sore but better and Creek mentions that he's making himself at home, who she thought he was going to leave. He tells her that he can't because he's gotten a sign and they embrace in that long-awaited kiss.
In Lemuel, Unchained, Manfred watches as Creek gets dressed from spending the afternoon together. He tempts her to stay, pulling her into another hug and kiss, though she dismisses him, that she was late for dinner and father and brother. He tells her it's been a pretty good afternoon though he'd like to have an actual dinner date with her. She seemed willing but tells him that it has to be baby steps. He helps look for her earring that she's lost, though lets it go as she already late. He offers to walk her home, as the last time she was out after dark, she was attacked. She comments that it's not a full moon and that one overprotective man, i.e. her father, in her life is more than enough, though tells him that her father can never know.
Not long after she leaves, he sends her a text message, asking if she missed him yet. Though moments later, he heard her screams and came running. He joined Lemuel on the street, who had already subdued her attacker, while Rev. Sheehan, Bobo, and Fiji joined him. Manfred defends Creek, though before anything further happens, Lemuel reveals that he knew the man, Zachariah, and that they were old friends.
After Lemuel takes Zachariah to the pawn shop, Manfred and the other Midnighters gather at the Chapel and discuss the arrival of the vampires; he asks if it's "normal" for a nest of vampires to drop in. Creek and Bobo mention that Lemuel is the only vampire they've seen. They go on to discuss the strange occurrences happening in, or around, Midnight, including Aubrey's and Sheriff Livingston's murder, the demonic entity plaguing Manfred's house and, recently, the Rev.'s escape on the full moon. With the arrival of the vampire nest, Midnight has only gotten more dangerous. Rev. mentions that the church is a sanctuary, should anything happen. Fiji also tells the Midnighters that garlic, holy water and invitations to homes are all lies. Manfred asks how to specifically kill a vampire, to which the Rev. answers; they can be killed either with a wooden stake to the heart or with sunlight, silver will only weaken them.
With their meeting concluded, Manfred seeks out Olivia, as she's leaving Home Cookin'. He doesn't trust them and wanted her opinion on the matter. She tells them that she doesn't know them, though he convinces her to help him search their bus as vampires make "dead people" and that he can talk to them. Once on the bus, he doesn't find any ghosts, though they stumble upon a young women, hooked up to an IV which was drawing out her blood. They initially thought she was dead, though she roused. Manfred wanted to get her out of there however, she managed to explain to them that she wasn't forced, that she willingly participated in giving up her blood as a personal source of food for them since she was picked up back in Tulsa.
Unable to sway the women, he and Olivia take the matter straight to Lemuel and to confront Zachariah's actions. Pia was furious though Zachariah was use to the suspicion. Manfred was worried for the women's health, as she could barely stand, though Zachariah's mentions the "groupie" Tiffany, would be fine after she ate. Unable to do anything for Tiffany, Manfred leaves them to continue their reunion. He heads back to the RV and speaks with Xylda about vampires. She tells him that all vampires are killers, though she mentions that Lemuel is the exception. He continues to question why she thought he'd be safe in Midnight. She muses that it is safe, but he might have to fight to keep it that way.
After the conversation with Xylda, Manfred takes her advice and heads to the local hardware store. He picks up wooden fence stakes and a hammer, though before he can purchase the items, the lights go out. He looks around the store, though, seemingly, no one is around and he slips on something in the floor; it's blood. The store owner, dead, just mere feet from him. He gets up to flee, though, with his back to the counter, a vampire attacks him from behind. Struggling to find something to defend himself, he grabs a hold of a pencil from the counter-top and stabs the vampire in the chest. The vampire mocks him because he used a pencil and that it had to be in the heart; Manfred promptly kicks the pencil into his check, piercing the heart, rendering the vampire into dust. He immediately goes to the church and tells the Rev. about what happened. The Rev. and Joe proceed to call mass, bringing the townsfolk of Midnight to church.
Back at the RV, Manfred calls Creek, though she does not answer him. He wonders why they've lied to Lemuel, going so far to say they were friends. Xylda tells him that they "once" were friends and that a lot has happened. She then proceeds to tell him about her past with Lemuel and the part she played in Lemuel's change of diet. Still haven't heard from Creek, Manfred goes to seek out the Lovells when the vampires went on the attack. He greets Creek at the door, who was ready with a stake of her own creation. He urges them to come with him, though Shawn doesn't want him coming around his house. Creek tries to persuade him, though he ignores her. Manfred, pressed for time, immediately knocks him unconscious and they load him up in his RV.
They attempt to make it back to the church though the streets are filled with vampires. One latches onto the side of the RV and punches his way into the RV, though Creek stakes him before he could harm Manfred. Unable to make it to the church due to the numerous vampires, he doubles back to his place and they rush inside as a vampire rushes them. Just as Manfred passes the threshold, the vampire is repelled backwards. Creek is confused, though Manfred tells her that Fiji made his house inhospitable to the dead. Manfred and Creek peer out of the window as the vampire presences in the streets grow more ominous. They soon learn from Bobo that Olivia has been injured and won't be able to bring them the targeted weapon. Creek refuses to sit back and doing nothing while they hold Lemuel hostage, waiting to the sun for a death sentence. Manfred develops a plan, though he will have to put himself in harm's way and leave the safety of his home. He goes to his bedroom, where Shawn assumed he was going to apologize for hitting him, though he mused, if it went badly, he'd be dead.
Manfred leaves his house with a box, proclaiming to the vampires that surround him that he has what Zachariah wants, the same power that his grandmother gave to Lemuel.
In exchange for this power, he wants Zachariah to let him and the other Midnighters, including Lemuel, to walk out of there alive. He opens the box, though nothing her there and Zachariah becomes furious and tells him that he's a dead man. Before he can attack Manfred, the vampires are destroyed by the powerful crystal that could emulate sunlight was shown from the nearby bell tower.
The next morning, the Midnighters walked into the street, Manfred with Olivia by his side, reuniting with everyone. As they walk off, he sees Joe and questions how he got the light up the tower, though he just says he snuck past them as he was distracting them. Joe complimented him on how he stood up for the town and saved everyone.
In Sexy Beast, Manfred and Creek are spending more and more time together. As they shower together, she runs her fingers over the still healing wounds of the weretiger attack scars, and then over the scar where he was shot. She tells him that she's been meaning to ask him about it, though he claims that there's not much to tell. He briefly elaborates that Xylda ran a scam that turned sour and he got shot. He offers that he's working to repay the debt. Creek mentions that she'd hate for her father to be right that he's a no good con-man that's going to break her heart. He entertains the thought and asks why her father would perceive that about him; she mentions that besides the online psychic thing, with the RV, he looks like the type of person who's on the run from something. Manfred muses that looks can be deceiving though, in this situation, they're not. Creek offers that she doesn't care what her father thinks and that she's just using Manfred for his body and if he wants it to continue, then it has to remain a secret from her father. Manfred tells her that all the sneaking around makes it hot; Creek approves and admits that it feels less oppressive. As she leaves, she gives him a goodbye kiss and he finishes his routine hygiene and checks his phone; seven missed calls from Hightower.
A while later, he returns to the RV and talks with Xylda. He continues to take an unknown medication and expresses that he's not sure that moving to Midnight was a good idea. Xylda offers that she thought he likes it here because he continues to see the "cute waitress". Manfred avoids the conversation about Creek by mentioning the debt he's working to repay. The online psychic work is okay, but in order to repay Hightower, he needs to make serious cash. Xylda asks about his old clients, the rich widows that would love one-on-one psychic sessions with "The Great Manfredo". He rejects the thought, claiming that for his A-list clients, they expect more "pomp and circumstance", i.e. fancy hotels and mini bars, than his RV. Xylda tries to reassure him, though he pops another pill and she berates him, that those pills won't help. He believes it will and changes the subject again; he plays a message from Hightower and tells her that he wants his pound of flesh and his life ended. Before he could continue, Patsy knocks on his RV door, asking for his psychic assistance to locate her missing brother. Manfred initially refuses, though changes his tune when she offers $5,000.
He sets up for the séance and asks for something that was meaningful for her brother, Ted, to receive psychic impressions. She offers him his pinky ring that she took from him for collateral. As the ceremony progresses, Ted's spirit is summoned to the RV. Patsy notices a change in Manfred and looks behind her, though he dismisses it, claiming that he was getting images. He asks if her brother worked with heavy machinery, though she responds that he didn't even have a job. Ted tries conversing with his sister, admitting that he sucked as a son and brother and that he should've not picked up that "hot blonde". This gives Manfred a clue and asks him about what hot blonde, for him to elaborate further, though this comes to no shock to Patsy, as her brother was a ladies man.
Later in the day, Manfred is at a strip joint, the "Boobie Trap" inquiring about the hot blonde that killed Ted. With no new clues, he leaves the place, heading for the next location on his list of possible leads. Later that evening, at a rest stop off the highway, he spots Ted's Cadillac and a green challenger. He inspects the Cadillac and finds Ted's blood covering the driver's seat. He goes towards the truck and finds even more blood on the bumper and license plate; asking himself if Ted was there. Soon he hears a woman's voice singing This Little Light of Mine and heads into the men's restroom where Gina, the hot blonde is cleaning herself off. She's taken with Manfred, that there's an abundance of handsome and naughty men for her to gorge herself on. Manfred tells her that she's not his type though she can feel how bad he's been; she reveals her succubus form and attacks. Manfred is only a couple steps quicker and knocks her back with his baseball bat and runs outside, sticking the bat in the door to lock her inside. He heads back to the RV and hightails it out of there, though Gina, breaking through the bat, is right behind him. He watches her in his rear view mirror as he pulls away from the rest stop.
Have encountered the killer creature, he heads to the Inquiring Mind, to Fiji, seeking her help. He regroups with the other Midnighters at Home Cookin'. Manfred gives Joe enough details for him to sketch out her description. He described her features as having a couple rows of many teeth and an open mouth like a gaping hellhole. He also mentions that she had a spider web tattoo on her left shoulder and that she was literally eating her victims. With the description and Manfred's information, Lemuel comes to the conclusion that she's a Succubus; a rare and ancient supernatural hunter that feeds on men who have caused pain. This information does not go unnoticed with Creek and asks who he's hurt. He avoids the answer by asking who hasn't caused anyone some form of pain. Lemuel ponders why now would a succubus show itself in Midnight and recklessly expose her kills. Manfred asks how she can be taken care of and Joe obliviously answers that "Dragon's Breath" would kill her. Manfred looks him over and Joe corrects himself that it's from medieval folklore while Chuy interjects it's from Wikipedia. Unable to find a dragon in the literal sense, he asks again about how to stop a succubus; Fiji believes she knows the answer to their problem.
Back at the Inquiring Mind, he, Joe and Creek watch as Fiji explains and creates a tincture; a potion that will remove the succubus' glamour so that without her looks, she won't be able to lure in men. With a way to slow her down, Manfred asks how they will locate her; Creek offers that the only place suitable for a Thursday night would be the Cartoon Saloon.
They soon arrive at the Cartoon Saloon, vials of tincture for each of them and they pair off; looking for the hot blonde. Creek accompanies Manfred. While at the bar, she spots a blonde woman and approaches her, though it turns out not to be the succubus. Her date, though, is sorely taken with Manfred and moves towards a violent confrontation. He quickly dissolves the conflict, interjecting that he believed the women to be his ex --Tricia; that he saw her everywhere and that she walked out on him after five years of being together. The man offers his own advice, that he needed to let her go and move on. Creek was mildly impressed; Manfred admits that growing up in a gypsy caravan, he needed to learn how to avoid conflict.
They continue to search the Cartoon Saloon and with no luck, Manfred suggests that she may be somewhere else. Creek suggests the Boobie Trap, cluing Manfred in that she knew of his earlier activities of searching for the killer. He asks how did she know and confesses that Connor had followed him because he was worried about her. Manfred tells her that Connor following him was creepy though before he can elaborate, Creek informs him that he should have brought her along with him. This intrigues him, believing her to be the perfect girl.
Soon thereafter, Creek, outside in the parking lot with Connor, messages the Midnighters that she's located the succubus. They quickly leave the bar and Lemuel takes her away into the adjacent woods, to make their confrontation private. Manfred shuttles the other Midnighters in his RV and they surround Gina as her glamour is forcefully removed. Lemuel berates her, that indiscriminate hunting will not be tolerated within or around Midnight. She lunges for him, though he knocks her back into a tree, momentarily knocking her out, though she quickly recovers and runs off into the woods. She then goes after Connor, who had followed them out into the woods, and he yells for Creek as he runs. The Midnighters split up again and Manfred doubles back to the RV, leaving Creek. They find Connor and before he's harmed, Manfred arrives with a propane tank. Lemuel whisks Connor away from Gina and Manfred sets her ablaze, rendering her a pile of black gunk.
The following morning, Patsy pays Manfred for his services, indicating that they would have never found her brother's body without his help. As she leaves, Creek catches his attention. He asks about Connor and they both are grateful for what he's done, she reciprocates with a kiss.
In Unearthed, Manfred is preparing for the day ahead, fixing coffee when he hears a knock at the door. He opens to find no one there, though a small jack in the box rests at the edge of the steps. He investigates, and finds a note within, it reads: The old train station. 10 am. He immediately goes to Xylda, telling her that Hightower has finally found him, though he could have easily have shot him when he opened the door. Xylda explains that he wants to make him suffer first and Manfred admits that it's working. Xylda wishes she had never gotten him involved with this mess and Manfred muses that she didn't even have the decency to stay alive and help him out of it. He seeks her advice, "Do I meet him?" he asks. Xylda advises against it and offers that he asks for help.
Later that morning, Manfred meets Creek at Home Cookin'. He asks if she's ever thought of leaving Midnight. She replies "all the time", and he offers her the chance to do so, that he lives in a house with wheels. Creek ignores his request, offering her own question in response as to why he was running. He explains that the guy that he owes money to has finally caught up to him. She reminds him that she's not leaving her brother with her dad and, as an alternative, he could ask the Midnighters for help. Manfred shrugs it off, believing it to be an inopportune time with the recent bombing. His instinct is to run, though, for the first time, with Creek, he has a reason to stay; Creek agrees. He then asks to borrow her car.
Shortly thereafter, Manfred proceeds to head to Midnight pawn. He offers to pawn table-full gold jewels, trinkets and other items that's been in his family for a long time, some at least since the 13th century. Bobo ask how much he wants for it; Manfred suggests $20,000, though Bobo counters with $15,000 and he accepts. As Bobo hands him cash, he asks if he also wants a pistol. He's reluctant but accepts as he plans to confront Hightower, and it might prove useful.
Later that night, he heads towards the train station, alone, pistol at the ready. Someone startles him from behind, as he swings the run around only to confront Olivia, who promptly tells him that the safety is own. He's confused as to why and how she found him and she elaborates that Creek was worried and came to her. After that, she found the note in the "Manfred-in-the-box". He claims that he can handle himself, though she is skeptical and reinforce that she's a professional. Besides that, she owed him one for him saving Lemuel, and she didn't like owing people. He accepts explains how his grandmother scammed Hightower out of $100,000 though he only had $78,000 in his current possession. Olivia decided that she'd front him the remaining $22,000. Olivia takes a point, taking the safety off of Manfred's gun while they stalk through the train station.
They eventually come to a figure, draped in a red cloak, sitting in the middle of the room, whom they believe to be Hightower. They soon discover that it's Violet, Hightower's deceased daughter. Hightower then reveals himself, asking what else she was to him; for him to explain to Olivia. He admits that they were engaged, though Hightower elaborates that Manfred walked out on her, leaving her at the altar. Olivia doesn't care and offers to pay the $100,000 debt, plus interest; Hightower does not accept. Instead, he takes their guns, using telekinesis, and takes fire at them as they scurry to hide behind a set of barrels. Olivia is upset as Manfred neglected to inform her about his telekinesis, though he takes the moment to explain that it's black magic. Emptying both guns, Manfred and Olivia take the moment to retreat, escaping another assault from Hightower's telekinesis.
Back in Midnight, he Olivia and Creek reconvene at Manfred's RV. With no other choice, he explains, in detail, what happened. Manfred explains that Xylda wasn't the only one who ran the grift on Hightower, he was actively involved as well and that Hightower's motives were personal. Physics and mediums run in his family, that it's passed on by blood relations and that Hightower was a gypsy with no abilities. Olivia is quick to remind him of the telekinesis that nearly shredded them to death, though Manfred corrects her that he sacrificed an eye for that power. Manfred continues, that Hightower was old world and wanted to be the patriarch of a powerful, magical family; this is where the grift initiated. Xylda promised him power, specifically by Manfred marrying his daughter, bringing magic back into his bloodline. Creek is upset to learn that Violet is engaged to Manfred, though Olivia quickly corrects her, stating that Violet is dead and Hightower is hauling her corpse around. Creek wrongfully assumes that Manfred killed her, though he denies this. Xylda was paid before the ceremony and he left her at the alter; a few week later she committed suicide. Manfred admits it's the worse thing he's ever done. Creek doesn't take this news well; she leaves, telling them that her break is almost over. Manfred runs after her but she claims that he's proven her dad right, that he's bad news and nothing but trouble.
With Olivia's assistance, Manfred was able to lure Hightower into a trap, ambushing and chaining him up. Higher screams with rage and Manfred leave him alone, to calm himself so they can talk. A short time later, Manfred returns to talk, Hightower asking the first question, if he was happy, chaining him up like a dog. Manfred simply wants this to end so he doesn't have to constantly look over his shoulder, living in fear. He attempts to level with Hightower, telling him that he's a changed man who's willing to settle his debts. Hightower lists out the debts he's owed: the stolen money, his suffering and, finally, the life of his daughter. Manfred reasons that if it's a "life for a life" that he wants, then they are even. He explains that after they pulled the scam, Xylda fell ill, cancer as it was, and that treatment was expensive. Manfred had blown through the money, though ultimately Xylda succumbed to the illness; they both had lost someone they loved. This only infuriates Hightower; "You lost nothing" he spats venomously. Hightower, lacking no psychic abilities, is unable to communicate with his deceased daughter, unlike Manfred who can still see and talk to his grandmother. Manfred offers his gift, asking if he wanted to speak with his daughter, that he may be able to give him peace in doing so, that torturing him has gotten Hightower nowhere.
Manfred follows Hightower back to the old, abandoned train station. Once there Hightower pushes him down a set of stairs where he's hidden his daughter's corpse. On the landing above, Hightower threatens Manfred that he better get the closure Manfred had promise otherwise he will die. As the morning sun rose, Manfred kneels in front of Violet; he summons her ghost and relays to Hightower that she's among them. Hightower wants proof. Violet speaks to Manfred, telling him that on the night of their marriage, her father had given her a christening dress for their grandchildren and explained their family legacy. This convinces Hightower and he comes down from the upper landing. Manfred asks what other messages she wants to relate to her father, though she tells him that she hopes he rots in Hell. Manfred attempts to calm her rage towards her father, though she refuses, that everything she did was for her father. Upset, she possesses Manfred, taken control of his body, speaking through him. As Violet attempts to kill her father, Manfred is able to take back control of his body, expelling her spirit, saving him. Manfred explains that Violet's spirit moved on, after she said her peace and offers Hightower his hand, asking if he's okay. Hightower, unsatisfied that he never found his peace, used his telekinesis once move, Manfred covering his head for a final assault remained unscathed. He raises his head, only to realize that Hightower committed suicide.
That night, Manfred receives a knock on his door; it's Creek. She comments that he made it out alive and wonders if he did so as well. Manfred shakes his head no, telling her that it's a long story. He admits that he wasn't sure if he'd see her again, though Creek explains that he tried to make amends and she was sorry about what happened to his grandmother. They share a kiss and Manfred inquires if she could stay for a while, though Creek counters with if she could stay the night. Manfred wants to know what she'd tell her father, though Creek informs him that she's told him everything, that she's an adult and she was going to live out her life how she wanted. With Manfred's past behind him and their relationship in the open, Manfred wonders if their relationship will become boring; Creek insists that they will find out, together. He embraces Creek, kissing her passionately before shutting the door to his house.
In Blinded by the Light, some time has passed with the Hightower situation. Manfred and Creek are cuddling in bed as he comments that it's nice that their relationship is out in the open and that she doesn't have to sneak off in the morning. As he lays there, kissing her, he sees another ghost and immediately stops. She questions if he's not in the mood, though he tells her that he has a headache. He rolls over and grabs a pill bottle, opening it and taking a few pills. Since her time with Manfred, she notices that he gets a lot of headaches and worries about him, suggesting that he see a doctor. Manfred brushes it off, telling her it's not about his health, but his ability to see ghosts. He goes on to explain to her that when he sees them, it makes him feel sick, like that of a hangover and the more he sees, the worse he feels, and he's been seeing a lot lately. Creek suggests a fool-proof hangover remedy; breakfast at Home Cookin'.
At Home Cookin', Manfred orders a fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon with a cup of coffee, though before he eats, he takes another painkiller. Before he can enjoy his breakfast, the Rev. joins him, bidding him hello and asking about his night. Manfred, lying, tells him it was good; the Rev. replies that his night wasn't great either. Manfred remembers that the previous night was a full moon and the Rev. reveals that his were-self is hungry; Manfred confides in him that he's seeing more spirits and that it feels like something weird is going on. As they continue to speak, Ryan, one of the troublesome teenagers from the previous night that vandalized the cemetery, joins them; he's looking for Aerin, who never made it home and asks if they've seen her. Neither the Rev. or Manfred have seen her, though the Rev. suggests that his intuitive friend may be able to help. Ryan rejects this idea, that he doesn't want "witchy crap" used on him; he leaves, claiming it was a mistake for asking "you people" for help. After he leaves, Manfred reiterates "you people", to the Rev; he dismisses it, as they have yet another missing girl which will bring law enforcement back to Midnight.
The Midnighters convene once again at the church to discuss the missing girl; best case scenario, she's out party. Olivia offers the worse, that she's dead in a ditch. Regardless of her status, Bobo suggests that they try to find the girl. Fiji offers a more ominous cause, she wonders if the disappearance of another girl is supernatural related. Creek corroborates this, mentioning that Manfred's seeing more ghost; he doesn't deny this, stating that he's seeing and hearing more ghosts and that psychic energy is off the charts. The Rev. also tells them that he's been finding dead animals and bugs all over Witch Light Road. Joe's quick to stir the conversation back to the missing girl and suggest that he's going to go search the ranches. The others pair off in twos, searching in and around Midnight; Manfred and Creek taking the back woods.
As they search the woods, Manfred feels like the woods are beginning to all look the same though she and Connor explored the woods when they first moved to Midnight and she's knows them pretty well. She continues to open up to Manfred and tells him that she believes that their father is taking out his anger towards her on him. He asks if he's ever hit them before, though she tells him that even after their mother died, he's never laid a finger on them. Before he can continue the conversation, they find a body of another girl, one that Manfred previous met. Bobo and Olivia soon join them and he attempts to call out to her spirit, seeking more answers. Olivia reminds him that the girl's name was Tiffany, the vampire groupie. Manfred reveals he's not able to make contact, that her spirit has moved on, the natural order of things. Bobo also reasons that he nor Lowry were the killers, and the murderer was still at large.
Worried about Connor, Creek returns home, Manfred right behind her. As she searches for Connor, Manfred begins to hear voices from the Lovell's residence, and quickly downs more pain meds. Much to his dismay, Shawn confronts Manfred, asking what he's doing in his home. Manfred antagonizing him, asking him if he's starting early, likely indicating his consumption of alcohol; Shawn decks him in the face, dropping him to the floor. Towering over him, he patronizes him, telling him that he doesn't have to explain anything within his own home. Creek comes to his defense, telling her father that she's looking for Connor. He tells her that he's not here and for her to get Manfred out of his house; they leave.
On Witch Light Road, the Rev. joins them; to no avail the girl remains missing. Out in the distance, Manfred sees a figure wondering the dusty backdrop of the town. He's unsure of his own eyes, seeing more spirits, he asks Creek and the Rev. if they see something in the distance. Creek immediately recognizes it's Connor and they take him to Manfred's cleaning him up. Fiji inspects him, concluding that he's disoriented with a possible concussion. Manfred questions if he saw his attacker, though he was hit from behind; same as Aubrey. Fiji asks if it was human, suggesting if it was a demon.
With the arrival of Lemuel, the move the discussion to Home Cookin' in the Midnighter's room. Fiji presses the demon theory as she's been hearing it in her home and they both saw it when they banished it back to the other side of the veil. While the demon is a viable threat, Lemuel offers a different perspective, that kills are sloppy and human-like. The killer may be human, and killable as Olivia interjects, Manfred questions why he's seeing more and more ghosts. The Rev makes an appearance in the Midnighter's room; however, he's not there as a reverend. Reluctantly, he offers an ominous explanation; the veil between Hell and Midnight is fraying. Due to this, energy is seeping out of the veil and it's affecting them all, whether they are supernatural or human and it's drawing out the darkness in them all and it's what's been drawing evil to midnight. Manfred, along with the others, realizes just how dire the situation has become; there's a portal to Hell opening in Midnight and a missing girl with cops about to swarm the town should they not find her.
Manfred and Lemuel go back out, searching for the girl. Manfred believes he may be able to get a reading as they return to where Connor was attacked. He doesn't get anything, though Lemuel does, more specifically, he smells blood in the air. They find Shawn Lovell, crouching over the missing girl, Aerin, barely clinging to life. Shawn attempts to run, though Lemuel is much faster, leeching him into submission.
With Shawn in the Midnight's care, Manfred returns to his place, to tell Creek. To his dismay, he explains that they found Aerin, alive, though Shawn was there with her. Creek believes that he found her, out searching like the other Midnighters, though Manfred confesses that they think he's responsible... for Aubrey, Tiffany, and Connor. Manfred attempts to comfort Creek, as she's not processing the news well.
Manfred enters Midnight Pawn as Lemuel's threatening to drain him if he doesn't offer up any additional information about his victims. Manfred stops him, reasoning that they can't torture him, acting as judge, jury, and executioner. Olivia believes they can, that it's the Midnighters' way; the Rev. disagree with that statement, believing that he should be locked up for his crimes. Manfred suggests that it's the veil's affects on him. The Rev. discredits this theory, stating that it can't make someone evil; that if he's doing it, it's because he already gives into his own darkness. Creek is devastated and Manfred seeks out his victims, hoping they will talk where Shawn won't.
Manfred heads back to the Lovell's. Once there, the screams of victims begin to overwhelm him, especially the closer he gets to Connor's room. Hidden in a vent, he finds a shoe box filled with mementos of victims and the Sons of Lucifer mask that he saw from Aubrey's death. Manfred receives flashes of Connor. Manfred heads to the Inquiring Mind, where Fiji and Bobo are watching over Aerin. Manfred shows her a photo of Connor and Creek, asking if he's the one who attacked her. She nods, confirming his vision of Connor as the killer. Searching the box, Bobo finds the ring he gave to Aubrey. Manfred leaves to warn Creek, and Bobo follows him.
Bobo is furious though Manfred tells him that Creek's already been through enough; he offers that he'll restrain himself in front of her. Inside his residence, he and Bobo find that Connor and Creek have already left. They return to Midnight Pawn, confronting Shawn about covering for Connor. Manfred pleads with Shawn about where he'd take Creek, though he doesn't know. Manfred continues to call Creek, though once she finally picks up, the call is disconnected, reasoning that Connor took the phone from her. Manfred worried about Creek's safely, once she realizes that Connor is the killer, leaves the shop for his RV; he plans to drive until he finds Creek. Out of options, Bobo agrees with his plan, opting that Manfred heads South and he'll head North. Olivia, Fiji and the Rev. try to reason with them both, to no avail. Manfred can't just sit back and hope that Connor can kill a complete stranger and not his own sister. Unable to see another way, Joe takes off his jacket and shirt, revealing his wings before the Midnighters, who all stare on in amazement. Joe states he can cover more ground in the air and takes off into the skies. Manfred questions if he's the only one not in the loop, though Olivia, Fiji, and Bobo are in shock. The Rev. confirms that he's an angel to which Lemuel remarks, that this revelation, explained a lot; using his super speed, he follows on foot.
Manfred and the others wait by the RV for Lemuel, Joe and Creek's return. Lemuel exits the vehicle first, with a disappointed expression, shakes his head, signaling to the others that Connor was dead. Creek heads for Manfred; he embraces her, wrapping his arms around her to comfort her.
Later the following day, Fiji gathers them for a memorial service, a cleansing ceremony, outside the church; she speaks as she burns the items that Connor collected from his victims. Manfred stands by Creek, wrapping an arm around her. She concludes the ceremony with "Blessed Be", and he and Creek return to his house. He offers her a drink, indicating that, per Fiji's instructions, will make her feel better. She doesn't take the drink, stating that she wouldn't unless it would help her to forget what happened. Manfred offers his condolences, and Creek finally breaks down in his arms. Unable to do anything further, he sits with her, comforting her to the best of his abilities.
In Angel Heart, Manfred makes himself breakfast. Whispers gain his attention and he goes to the back door; a ghost appears, startling him. He backs away and considers taking more pain medication. Creek walks into the room, and notices the pills; "more ghost" she asks. He brushes it off, opting to inquire about her being dressed. Creek is going back to work and Manfred's worried, considering it's only been a few days since Connor's death. He urges her that she needs time, but she counters that she needs a distraction. Manfred doesn't push her and she leaves him to his breakfast.
After breakfast, Manfred attempts to reach out into the spirit world; he pleads for help. Xylda appears, stating that he's been at it for a while. Whoever he's looking for has "left the building"; she wonders if it's for a new client. He explains the locket is Creek's and that it belonged to her mother. Xylda softly scolds hims; "you know better", she tells him. Manfred only wants helps, any help, because he doesn't know how to or what to do for Creek. Xylda gives him the only advise he needs, to be there.
Taking his grandmother's advice, he goes to Home Cookin'. Creek immediately berates him; "I don't need a babysitter" she states as she rushes towards him. Manfred deflects, and tells her that he know, that he's here to work on his website because the more people there are, the fewer ghosts. Creek apologizes and he moves past her to the Midnighter's room. Fiji greets him and asks how she's doing. Manfred simply tells her that she's quiet. Fiji notices that since what happened with Connor, the whole town is quite, it's different. Manfred inquires about Joe, but he's not been seen since he flew. As Manfred leaves Home Cookin's he spies a strange women, eying Joe's shop. He calls Joe and informs him as he makes his way back to his home. Joe warns him of Bowie's power to read minds and that if she catches him then he will lead her back to him and Chuy.
As Manfred attempts to make his way to Midnight pawn, to Olivia's, Bowie rounds the corner. He immediate turns and heads back to his trailer, seeking out Xylda for help. She appears. What he's about to ask, he truly hates, but he's out of options. Bowie pounds on the trailer door and he answers, wearing sunglasses. Bowie asks why he ran from her. Manfred, better Xylda possessing Manfred, tells her that he decided against going out for a walk. Annoyed, Bowie asks about Joe, but Manfred doesn't know him well enough to elaborate any personal details. She barges in and asks him questions. She looks around and scoffs at the thought that he's a fortune teller. Xylda corrects her, he prefers "medium". Bowie grows impatient of Manfred and users her power to read his mind, though with Xylda in control, she cannot discern his thoughts; "what's wrong with you?" she demands. Xylda continues to derail Bowie, telling her that he takes pills and hears voices, that he can't always tell what's real and not. Bowie grabs him by the throat and lifts him up into the roof of his RV, telling him, "it's real". Still unable to find Joe, she leaves. With Bowie gone, Xylda smokes out Manfred; Xylda chuckles, elated that his plan worked. Manfred, wanting to forget that ever happened, leaves for Midnight pawn, once again.
At Olivia's, Manfred joins, Olivia, Lemuel, Bobo, Fiji, Chuy, and Joe. Lemuel grows ever more impatient, considering he's awake during the day and insists that Joe begin with the Rev. Joe and Chuy ask for help from the Midnighters, that the angel Bowie is hunting him. Olivia jokes that they are scared of angels now. Joe explains that angels protect humans and hunt demons, that Bowie like the latter more than the former. Joe walked away from that life and that Bowie could have forgiven him for being "fallen" though not with whom he had fallen in love with. Fiji inquires if it's because he fell in love with another man but he reveals that Chuy is a demon, rather a half-demon.
The Midnighters listen patiently to Joe's story of how they first meet. Bobo can't get over the fact that he's a demon though he's quick to correct him that he's only half-demon, that his mother was human. Fiji asks if his parents were another forbidden love, like theirs, though that was not the case. Lemuel scolds them that there now an angry, immortal angel in town, that his shouldn't have been the first time they're hearing about this. Considering that Joe saved Creek, he's willing to return the favor and asks how to deal with one. Joe explains that humans can't kill an angel and he's not tough enough to take her either. Fiji asks if demons, possibly Chuy, can take down Bowie, but that's not an opinion either. If Chuy turned, they'd all be in trouble. Without a viable demon option, Manfred suggests to send her some place where there are demons. He remembers the exorcism and suggests to Fiji that they create a portal and trap her on the other side of the veil, a portal to Hell. Joe believes that this plan will work.
Down in the pawn shop, Manfred pulls out a decrepit finger; Joe questions him. Manfred tells him that it belonged to his ancient relative, uncle Roland. The legends goes that he pushed a demon back to Hell and as soon as he did, his finger fell off. Manfred used to think all the elaborate stories his grandmother used to tell him were just stories, but given his time in midnight, he questions himself. Joe asks him if he believes it's a coincidence that he's in Midnight as the veil frays. Manfred concurs, or rather it's really bad luck.
Joe explains the prophecy to Manfred, "when the veil starts to tear, a hero will rise." That this hero will lead an army to fight the evil that emerges and seal the veil forever. Jeo elaborates further, "a man with the gift of vision, who can bridge the worlds between the living and the dead." Joe believes Manfred is that hero. Manfred gets a call from Creek's phone, but Bowie speaks. With Joe still in hiding, and Bowie growing more frustrated, she gives Manfred only thirty minutes to find him. If he doesn't she'll start killing people, starting with Creek. After hanging up, Joe asks him what he wants him to do; Manfred asks Joe to surrender.
Joe surrenders himself and Bowie releases Creek. As Joe and Bowie argue, Manfred stays by Fiji's side as she conjures the portal to Hell. With the portal in place, Manfred moves the mirror behind Bowie and Lemuel gets the jump on her, throwing her towards the portal. Unfortunately, Bowie shatters the mirror and the portal is lost. Manfred, using his ancestor's finger, attempts to summon his help, though Bowie knocks it out of his hand and reads his mind. She blatantly laughs in his face, the thought that he could actually be the hero that stops Hell from swallowing Midnight whole. She grabs Manfred by the neck and drags him out into the street. Having read both Creek's and Manfred's minds, Bowie plays a mental game with them both. She knew that Creek believed that Manfred was a scam artist though while he was a psychic, he wasn't very helpful about Connor. Before she could continue, Joe steps in and attacks Bowie and an angel battle ensues.
With Joe on the verge of defeat and death at the hands of Bowie, Chuy transforms and kills Bowie. Now the Midnighters have another problem, demonic Chuy. The Midnighters run though Manfred hangs back after Joe. Joe is pushed aside and Lemuel is quickly taken down. Manfred distracts Chuy though he gives chase. Joe saves Manfred and and helps Chuy regain control of his human side. At Home Cookin', the Midnighters recover from the the night's activities. Manfred wants to walk Creek home, but she declines, the others may need him. Before Joe and Chuy leave, Joe tells Manfred they should talk.
The following morning, Manfred looks at Joe's painting of the veil opening and Hell pouring out. Joe still believes that Manfred is the one who and stop the demon and can fix the veil. Manfred is doubtful, he doesn't lead armies, just dead soldiers. He couldn't even stop Bowie. Joe reminds him that he arrived in Midnight when they needed him most but he's still not convinced. Manfred knows that if he's not the one, then Midnight is screwed. Joe points out the fact that Manfred's still around, despite the fact that Hightower was dead. Manfred wasn't here because he was needed tough, he's still here because of Creek.
Back at home, Creek is there waiting for him. He thought she would be asleep. Creek apologies, she never would have ask though things to him, but Manfred brushes it off, they were the truth. Manfred sees a lot of things, but they aren't always helpful and Creek knows that. He wants to help, but doesn't know how. Creek admits that she needs time; does she go to school, does she write. She needed to figure out who she was without being a sister or a daughter. Whatever she needs, he's there for her, even with their relationship over. They kiss and she tells him that he's amazing. He offers her the bedroom and he'll take the couch. Later, Manfred leaves Midnight. Xylda appears; "What the hell you doing?" Manfred admits, what he does best, he bails. Xylda attempts to sway him, that he was setting roots and had a place in Midnight. Manfred believes that he didn't.
In Last Temptation of Midnight, Manfreds's still on the road, having left Midnight. Xylda expresses her disappointment in his decision to leave. Manfred tells her that she's dead, so she doesn't get a vote. Xylda reminds him that they are counting on him, to lead them in the final battle. Manfred claims he's doing just that, leading them on how to run away from Midnight and it's hellhole. She attempts to sway him by mentioning Creek. Creek doesn't want him there and be believes she deserves better than what he can give her. Manfred takes the last of his pain killers, deciding now is the time to quite; this worries Xylda. Manfred believes he'll be find, that he won't be seeing ghosts every four seconds like in Midnight. You've got to go back, Xylda pleads. She claims it's his destiny. Manfred sits in silents and Xylda explains. Before she died, she had a vision. A vision she was too scared to tell him and she kept it from him, that is, until Joe beat her too it. Manfred calls her out on the reasoning why she wanted him to move to Midnight, it was a ploy and that she had to get him there one way or another. Manfred, angry and frustrated over Xylda's deceitfulness, wishes that she wasn't tethered to his RV so he could kick her out.
Manfred continues further and further from Midnight and his physical condition seems to get worse; he looks ill, feverish, and sweating. Xylda insists that he go back because it is destined. Manfred quips that his "destiny" is in Vegas, where he'll hold in-person consults and do lots of drinking. Disappoint, more-so in herself, Xylda claims this is exactly who she raised him to be.
Many years ago at the children's park, a much younger Manfred played all by himself or so it seemed. As a child, his psychic abilities to see the dead were quite powerful. Manfred played with ghost children, though onlookers, other children, made fun of him. Xylda ushers Manfred back into the RV. Manfred says goodbye to his friends. Xylda tells him that he's too strong and too little and he needs to stop playing with spirits. She particularly points out when he's in public, that doing so, makes him look crazy. Xylda explains to him that other people, they can't see what they see, even his mother. Manfred wonders when his mom is coming back. Xylda tells him the truth, she's not coming back, but it's not because she doesn't love him. She doing what she thinks best for him, being with someone that understands him. Manfred questions that he lives in the RV now. She tells him that he does, and whenever things get tough, they live in a house with wheels, they can go wherever the want.
*Flashback Sequence Concluded*
Like Manfred's condition is worsening, the RV beings to break down; "Everything dies", Xylda comments. Manfred pulls over as steams exhausts from the RV's hood. Stranded on the side of the road, he vents his own frustration and screams out; nothing for miles to hear him.
Back inside the RV, Manfred reaches for his phone, looks for cellular reception, which there isn't any. He throws it to the other side of the RV, Xylda commenting how much help that was. "You think this is funny?" he rhetorically asks her. He coldly elaborates that it's not, that he doesn't haven any water or food. Xylda interrupts hims, asking about his pills which isn't helping either. He's stranded and alone. He recalls a gas station and Xylda reminds him that it was about four hours ago. With the situation getting worse, he decides that he best get started walking.
While walking along the lonely Texas road, Manfred stops. "As the crow flies" he recalls to himself. Manfred leaves the direction of the road and heads off towards the fields. He heads up a hill, his condition worsening all the while.
As the hot Texas day succumbs to the night, Manfred trudges onward his path to the nearest gas station. It's been hours since his last pill and his body is going into shock as he detoxes. He vomits. Manfred falls on to his back and passes out in the middle of a dusty field, seeming alone. "Manny", Xylda calls out.
A year ago in the RV, Manfred fixes Xylda her gin and tonic. He questions her drinking again but Xylda responds with she might as well on the night when she's going to die. It's been a number of years since her last drink, in fact she stopped the day his mother dropped him off. Manfred asks if she's sure about her decision. She deflections, offering that gin and tonic, by comparison to her treatments, were a soda pop. Manfred's not ready to let her go, there's other treatments, that he can get more money. Xydla explains that the cancer is already in her liver and in her brain, she's picking her exit. She takes a handful of pills and takes a drink. She tells him not to look so sad, but he's not accepted her fate, regardless that now there's no turning back. He reaches for one of her pills, self-medicating in order to cope with losing Xylda. She tells him to take the white one, they were fun. She grabs up annother handful of pills and takes another drink. She tells him that they've had a good run and she's thankful for him. His eyes filled with tears, he tells her that he's going to miss her. She hopes he does, that she doesn't want to be tethered to this world, in limbo, unable to find her peace. She expresses that spirits need to move on, that he knows that, but because of that he shouldn't think that she doesn't love him. She takes his hand and reclines back.
*Flashback Sequence Concluded*
"Manny", Xylda calls out, "Get up!". Manfred wakes, confused about seeing Xylda. She confessed that the day she died, she had a clear vision, one that doesn't happen too often. It was a clear view of a moment in the future. Midnight was in flames and people were dying all around. Manfred was the only one able to stop it, but she didn't see how he stops it. She reminds him of his childhood; you're powerful, she tells him, and spirits will listen. She, regretfully, should have taught him how to use that power, and not to hide it, but she wants him to be a better man than what she raised him to be. Manfred finally understands. If he doesn't go back to Midnight, all his friends, Creek, they will all die. Xylda grins, prompting him to ask why, that he's likely to die. Xylda tells him, again, that everything dies eventually, it's how you live is what counts; "You live for the folks you love" she tells him, cupping him by the cheeks. He was the reason that she lived for. Manfred finally takes notice that she's actually there with him, he's confused because she's tethered to the RV. "Not anymore" she tells him. She's done what she was meant to do and now she's meant to move on. Headlights on a passing car is seen, Xylda prompts him to move on as well, that they've said their goodbyes already, during the cancer year. Manfred runs off to signal the car, he looks back and Xylda is gone.
Unfortunately for Manfred, he's unknowingly entered the truck of the faceless supernatural. The man points out that he's a long way from nowhere but he's going west. Manfred, too, is heading west. However, shortly after getting into the truck, Manfred experience one of his ghost-induced headaches. He looks behind him. Two faceless spirits meet his eyes.
Knowing he's just entered a dangerous situation, Manfred asks the seemingly innocent mand if he's religious. The man tells him that he does have faith, but not like the fools on the radio -paradise isn't Heaven and that he's looking in the wrong direction. Manfred says the only other direction is Hell. The man explains that a new world is coming, a world to emerge from the ashes of the old where they will find pleasure from pain and joy in suffering. The Faceless Supernatural tells him that he's here to help him rise and usher in the end. Manfred guesses all this is happening in Midnight, Texas. This gains the attention of the Faceless. Manfred just does, he tells him, and that the only reason he's being told this is because the Faceless was planning on killing him to take his face. The Faceless grabs for Manfred, but he fights him off. The truck steers out of control but Manfred grabs a hold of the face of the man he killed and jumps out of the truck. He runs off.
The Faceless looks around for Manfred, but he's no where in sight. Manfred has taken refuge in the truck bed alongside the bodies of the men the Faceless has killed. He calls out to his grandma, but she's no longer there with him. Now on his own, he searches the bodies for anything he could use; he finds a working cell phone. He calls Fiji and she answers. She's surprised to hear his voice and he tells her that he's on his way back, but he's not alone. A supernatural is making his way back to Midnight and he plans on making an offering so a demon rises. Fiji tells him that the demon they first exorcised from his house, feeds on death. She's not the only one who's been hearing his voice, that he's been talking to Janice and nearly got her to kill herself. Janice was an easy target because she was already sad. Manfred asks about Creek.
The Faceless arrive in Midnight, along with Manfred in tow. As the Faceless makes his preparations, Manfred heads towards Creek who's at Home Cookin'. Creek is about to cut her throat but he saves her. Fiji enters, and asks him to hold her down. She givens her a potion to free her from the influence of the demon. Fiji and Manfred head to Olivia, that Creek's not the only one acting out of character. Manfred arrives to save Olivia from Lemuel just in time. Manfred suggest that Olivia and Lemuel table what just happened; they have something else to handle.
The Midnighters gather in the street to stop the offering before its too late. The Faceless pours gasoline all over the bodies, though before he can light the offering, Lemuel speeds over and takes a hold of him, followed by Bobo and Olivia. Manfred tells him that there will be no sacrifice as long as he's around. The Faceless recognizes Fiji and that his master will rise. The ground erupts in fire and the offering is set ablaze. The Faceless escapes the Midnighters' hold and grabs Fiji. Manfred calls out to the spirits that he hurt. They rise and he bids them to not let this monster kill anyone else. The spirits take a hold of the Faceless and takes him into the offering, taking him back to hell. Fiji is saved but the offering was made.
Manfred's home and Creek stops by. She comments how weird it is not seeing his RV. She asks about Xylda and he tells her that she moved on. She wonders if he's okay. He replies that he still see ghost and he doesn't have his pills, but he's trying to do without. Creek questions his sudden return. He tells her the truth. What they had, he's never felt with anyone before. He understands that a lot has happened and she needs time, but he'd be willing to pick up where they left off whenever she's ready. Besides his RV is dead and Midnight is the closest to a place he can call home. He figures that is the veil is opening, he needs to fight for Midnight. Creek worries over what if something happens to him. He reiterates Xylda's sentiment, that they're all going to die, it's how they live. She welcomes him home with a warm smile.
In Riders On The Storm, Manfred meets with Joe, who had recently returned to Midnight, and catches him up with recent events. Specifically he tells him that the Faceless Supernatural came to Midnight with a truck load of bodies as an offering to usher in the rise of the demon. Joe isn't surprised, all the death and violence, they are all precursors to the veil breaking. Manfred asks him what it was like the first time. He admits that he wasn't there when it first opened, that he and Bowie came later and by then it was already a war zone -demons were everywhere spreading death and suffering. Manfred compares it to the apocalypse. Joe agrees with his sentiment and that it begins with the typical apocalyptic weather events, which is the world reacting to the veil fraying. Manfred asks if he knows anything about this demon, but Joe doesn't. His mission was to kill as many as he could. However, before he could finish his statement, he and Joe hear Fiji screaming from Witch Light Road below Joe's studio. They move towards the window to see what the commotion is all about. Fiji is alone which begs Joe to ask who's she talking to.
Manfred and Joe meet her out on the street, both attempting to rouse her attention, though she continue to yell that she won't go with him. Fiji unleashes her magic at an unknown force, nearly incinerating Manfred and Joe, both of whom stand before her. Lemuel vamp speeds to her, leeching away her pain, causing her to cease her magic. Manfred asks if she was sleepwalking, but she claims that it was real, despite the lack of a chard body that should be on the ground.
Manfred asks about the man from her dream. She tells him, Bobo and Creek that it was a messenger of Colconnar. Creek, optomistic, wonders if it was a simple nightmare, but it wasn't. Manfred continues to press Fiji, recalling that she kept yelling, "stop saying that". She tells him that the messenger claimed that she was going to giver herself, willingly, to Colconnar. Manfred needs to know more, why does the demon want her. She doesn't know why, but she doesn't want one being hurt because of her. He asks her one last questions, if there was anything else the messenger said; she tells them nothing.
Manfred and Bobo join Lemuel and Joe on Fiji's front porch. Lemuel tells them that he's leeched a lot of pain from her. Bobo empathizes. Of course, she's being stalked by a demon. Manfred questions her emotional state, that he was nearly killed by her. Joe adds that she's not only a threat to herself, but to the ones around her. They will need to keep an eye one her, for her own safety. Manfred inquires if Lemuel and Olivia are better, but Lemuel's been sleeping in the back of the pawn shop.
Manfred and Joe continue their talks in Joe's studio the next morning. Joe is flipping through an ancient book as Manfred explains that Xylda left him all of their ancestors' demon-killing journals, though it's been slow-going considering they're all in Romanian, which he's been using an app to translate. This lead Manfred to question who closed the veil the first time. Joe tells him that it was sealed by a shaman, a man named Catori. He didn't survive to elaborate how he did it, but Joe found his broken and burned body in pieces the following day. Manfred ask where his body was buried, that he wants to dig up his bones in an attempt communicate with him. He tells him that he was buried under the church, on sanctified ground. Joe looks out the window, he sees a large sand storm approaching Midnight; the veil is opening.
Manfred rushes over to Home Cookin', he warns Creek that they need to evacuate. Creek reassures him that they have a storm cellar, but Manfred's not convinced; it's the veil. He tells her that Rev and Joe are warning residences to leave Midnight; he wants her to do the same. Creek's hurt that he's trying to get rid of her, but he explains how the others, they're all supernatural or in the case of Bobo and Olivia, they can be just as dangerous. He wants to know that Creek is safe. Creek eventually relents and agrees to leave, only for him to fix this and call her.
Manfred, Joe, and Rev meet underneath the church, digging through the dirt to find Catori's remains. They eventually dig up a small casket. Joe mentions that there wasn't much left to bury. They remove the lid only to find dust and debris. After a thousand years, it was a long shot. It was their only shot, and they've lost their only way of stopping the veil from breaking. Gunfire hails from the streets of Midnight, garnering their attention. As the three of them head up to investigate, they are met with a group of tall, demonic looking creatures. They run towards Fiji, all three of them entering just in time. One of the creatures attempts to follow Manfred in, but it cannot breach the threshold without injury and is forced back outside. Manfred slams the door, wondering what those creatures were. Joe explains that they are wraiths, evil spirits that herald the arrival of the demon.
While Fiji tends to Bobo, the Rev explains that the wraiths are just spirits, that they cannot enter Fiji's house. Olivia wonders if Colconnar can enter or not. Joe explains that he's very much alive. Manfred believes they are sitting ducks, they have nothing to fight against. He suggest that they bail on Midnight, save Fiji and comeback with a plan to slay the wraiths and Colconnar. Rev and Joe head out and Olivia asks Manfred to go wake Lemuel. They all rush to leave Midnight. Fiji's hesitant on leaving, that she can't find Mr. Snuggly. Manfred offers to stay and find him, which he does in Fiji's greenhouse. When attempting to make it to Fiji's car, a wraith blocks his path, only for Creek to pull up and save him.
In Creek's car, Manfred wishes that she hadn't came back for him, but she admits that he stayed for the cat. He corrects her statement, that he stayed to make sure Fiji would go. Creek also mentions that if she hadn't showed up both he and Mr. Snuggly would be dead. Despite his reservation about her return, he thanks her. He asks about her cut on her forehead. She tells him that she got caught in the storm and crashed. She got worried and decided to head back, maybe they had car trouble as well. She was particularly worried about him. Mr. Snuggly finally speaks up, advising them both to get a room. This voice confuses both of them and Manfred, oddly, looks back at the cat, the only other living being in the car.
With the storm hot on their trails, they are forced to retreat to a more secure location. They head to the Cartoon Saloon. Manfred pulls Fiji inside the bar and shuts the door behind them. As Lemuel removes his protective gear, be comments on how the storm is following them. Fiji, however, admits that it's following her. Manfred urges her to tell them whatever she's not telling them. Fiji deflects, telling that that she doesn't know why Colconnar is after her. Manfred pushes her for answers, that the first time they encounter Colconnar, that it went after Fiji and threw him out, that it's been talking to her ever since. Fiji attempts to move back Manfred, but he blocks her path. Fiji loses control of her emotions and screams out that she doesn't know; this causes one of the light fixtures to blow up. Olivia demands that she starts being truthful with them. Fiji finally comes clean, she's a virgin, a powerful virgin witch and that is why he wants her. Colconnar wants her magic. This upsets Fiji and they watch her leave towards the back of the bar to collect her thoughts in peace.
Manfred sits and talks with Creek. He feels defeated, that he can't fix this. Creek believes that he can and that she won't lose faith. He tells her that it's not faith, it's fact. Fiji is a lot more powerful than he is. He comes to the realization, that leading sometimes means knowing when to delegate. He goes to talk to Fiji. He gives her some curses his ancestors used to punish the wicked and vanquish demons. Fiji claims that these curses are very dark magic. Manfred tells her that it's dangerous, but so is Colconnar. Fiji gets her own grimoire of dark magic. Together they comb through the spells and develop one of their own. They combined a curse withe an ancient witches' spell to get answers; the spell is fueled by black magic, meaning it needs a sacrifice. Fiji explains that an answer is given in exchange for a life. Rev offers his life, but they all refuse. Mr. Snuggly pipes up, shocking everyone in attendance. Take me, he says, that he's sick of this life and wants to see Mildred again. Fiji accepts and she prepare the spell. They all stand in witness.
Fiji Begins the ritual, cutting her palm with a blade, and dripping her blood around Mr. Snuggly. They offer Mr. Snuggly's life for an answer. A cloud of black smoke comes out of Fiji's mouth, and surrounds Mr. Snuggly, but it does not kill him as they had planned it would. Instead, Manfred turns grey and collapses on the floor, dead. Olivia attempts to resuscitate, but Joe stops her, that he's gone.
Manfred awakens in the spirit world. He meets the shaman, Catori, who closed the veil over a thousand years ago. He wonders if this is death and expresses that it's peaceful. Much more than Midnight is. He wonders if Xylda is around. Catori neglects to answer and asks if he has a question for him; he does. He asks how to close the veil. Catori appears in front of him and whispers the answer he desires within his ear. He returns to the land of the living, waking from his death, surprising everyone, and much to Creek's relief. He admits that Fiji's spell worked and he met with the shaman. He's got the answer they all seek but notices that Fiji is gone. He asks where she was, but they all look around confused. They all run out of the Cartoon Saloon, but Fiji's nowhere in sight. Fiji is already on her way back to Midnight.
Manfred is a very confident young man, although he sometimes has his doubts about being able to control his powers when it comes to seeing ghosts. Having the people he loves around him pushes Manfred to want to fight for them. He's heroic for saving the town of Midnight, even though he could've possibly died, he was more than willing to make that sacrifice for the one who he loves. He once was a man who ran away from things as a coward, while he was also crooked in the beginning on the start of the series, while he was doing business deals with his grandmother. Since he arrives in Midnight, he's finally found a home and a place where he belongs, which is willing to fight for.
Manfred holds the abilities of a standard Psychic in Midnight, Texas. However, Manfred seems to hold the specific abilities of a Medium. Due to his uncontrolled abilities he struggles with an opiate addiction as being possessed by spirits takes a toll on him.