Crane and Hawley have a bros’ night out at the club in order to draw out the succubus. Crane asks about Hawley’s intentions toward Lt. Mills as the succubus, looking like “Thank You”-era Alanis Morissette, skulks through the crowd. Hawley doesn’t say much before the succubus catches up to them, eventually luring Crane to a back room, trapping him.
Meanwhile, Lt. Mills and Katrina are trying to work together after having a bit of a stereotypical girl-hates-girl shouting match in the cabin. The catalyst for the fight is Parrish, and whether or not he can be swayed toward affection for his mother and father. Katrina remains faithful to the cause, but Lt. Mills — always the skeptic, if such a thing can exist in a show centered on the supernatural — isn’t so sure.
The two wander through one of the seemingly dozen local cemeteries in search of the heart of the succubus. Eventually they find a crypt and uncover a jar full of maggots (or rats!? it’s under a perception spell!) that houses the heart, all shriveled and gray. Katrina starts chanting some anti-succubus spell (there is so much chanting this season!) and, just as she’s about to destroy the heart, Crane, back at da club, stabs the succubus. This enrages the heart’s jar (?), which emits a kind of shockwave that buckles Katrina’s knees. Lt. Mills quickly shoots and destroys the jar, and begins reading the incantation herself, setting the heart on fire. This allows Crane and Hawley to kill the succubus, who, in its demonic form, looks like Dave Grohl in Tenacious D’s “Tribute” video.
They all gather for a little postmortem meeting. Katrina tells Lt. Mills that she is leaving the group and going back to Abraham, where she intends to get close to him and infiltrate the inner world of Parrish. Crane seems to understand. Hawley and Lt. Mills have a moment where she gives him the incinerated succubus heart and then wraps his hot, injured bod in an ace bandage. It all happens a little quickly, and isn’t wrung for the drama that it should be.
As the episode ends, we get a glimpse of Katrina with Abraham and Parrish, and see that baby Moloch, now fully nurtured by the red human soul goop, has taken a fully human form. Katrina, who is the thing’s mother, seems to truly be taken with it, breaking into a smile as the episode ends.
Will Katrina fall for her new, demonic semi-son? Probably. (Hopefully.) Can Parrish change? Probably not. (Hopefully.) Lt. Mills and Hawley will probably hook up, if only temporarily. Whatever does and doesn’t happen, this show desperately needs a change in dynamic. The season is now into its second half and the Parrish vs. Colonial Crime Stoppers plot is getting stretched fairly thin. Should the show return for a third season, this isn’t going to hold up. Maybe “Heartless”‘s talk of the changing in relationships was purely superficial and maybe no real progress in that realm is being made — but here’s hoping that’s not the case.