Sara Pezzini has turned back time and resurrected her murdered partners, Danny Woo and rookie Jake McCartey. But her nemesis, Ian Nottingham, keeps pursuing the source of Sara's strength. Sara trusts young historian Gabriel Bowman for help in understanding the Witchblade. Sara and Danny Woo are once again chasing the elusive gangster Tommy Gallo . As before, Gallo's henchman lures Sara into the museum where she first encounters the Witchblade, and it claims her as its chosen wielder. This time, however, things are different. As she retraces her steps to the Rialto Theater, where Danny was killed, the wiser Sara declines the chance to confront Gallo inside. Although the past is altered, Nottingham's patriarchal mentor, Kenneth Irons, plans for the future and vows to snatch the Witchblade from Sara--even if it means her death. A conflicted Nottingham unveils his loyalties split between guarding the chosen Witchblade wielder and carrying out Irons' wishes. Irons teases Sara into a showdown with an ambitious and ruthless woman named Cristina , to whom he promises the Witchblade if she gets rid of Sara. Cristina buries Danny alive, leaving him to die a horrible, slow death. In a Witchblade frenzy, Sara slays Cristina before she can find out what Cristina did with Danny. As her partner runs out of air in an unmarked grave, Sara desperately searches for him before it is too late.