Present-day Cal prepares to tell Julie Kikuchi his story.
Back in the past, at Middlesex, Milton agrees to give twenty five thousand dollars in exchange for Calliope.
Boy, here's a blast from the past: The ransomer turns out to be Father Mike!
Jealous that Milton got Tessie, and stuck with Aunt Zo yelling at him for all these years, Mike finally snaps.
He extorts thousands of dollars from Milton and plans to flee to Canada.
Milton gives chase in his giant Cadillac.
The chase ends abruptly when they crash in a ten-car pileup on the Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River.
Mike survives. Milton does not.
Milton has an out-of-body experience as he imagines his car is flying over the city of Detroit. And he cries because he has failed to save his daughter.
Present-day Cal then tells us that Chapter Eleven runs the business into the ground; Cadillac changes its models forever, which Milton would hate; and Milton never had to see his daughter be reborn as his son. Basically, Cal believes that his dad got out just in time.