A distraught Eric Draven resorts to using magic to re-open the portal that allows him to see and even sense Shelly's presence; however, Eric's magic spell did not open the portal to where Shelly is. Instead, it opened allowing a beast-like creature later identified as the executed serial murderer John Lee Wilbanks. The beast-like Wilbanks begins doling out revenge against those responsible for his execution. Wilbanks kidnaps Cordelia as she was the ADA working the Wilbanks' murder trial. This ordeal causes a major rift develops between the two friends over the entire ordeal of Wilbanks' escape from whatever purgatory plane he was stuck in.