Mitchell's attempt to embrace humanity becomes more intense than ever when he befriends a 12 year old boy, Bernie, and his divorced mum, Fleur. Mitchell and Bernie develop a friendship which reminds Mitchell of his own pre vampire childhood and helps him to stay on the wagon. But things turn sour when Bernie accidentally watches the vampire porn DVD that Lauren gave to Mitchell in episode 2. Fleur is horrified and thinks that Mitchell is some sort of sex monster trying to pervert her son. Before long there is a full blown witch hunt in the neighbourhood. A lynch mob forms trying to drive Mitchell out of the house. In the resulting melee Bernie is run over and left moments from death. Mitchell saves Bernie by making him a vampire. Mitchell is feeding again and this, coupled with the way that humanity has treated him, makes him turn back to the vampires.