Snatcher drives his machine to Lord Portley-Rind’s house, shows him the flattened boxes as proof of the Boxtrolls’ extinction, and demands Portley-Rind’s white hat in exchange for killing the last Boxtroll, which is actually Eggs disguised. The Boxtrolls, who have escaped from the crusher, and Herbert free Eggs, while Snatcher tries to take Portley-Rind’s hat by force. During the fight, Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles redeem themselves, join Eggs’ team and help the group disable the machine which falls on Mr. Gristle. Eggs and Snatcher are thrown clear and land on the recovered Briehemoth, which triggers Snatcher’s cheese allergy and causes him to swell to an enormous size. He seizes Winnie and forces Lord Portley-Rind to give up his hat in exchange for her safety, but he explodes into pieces after tasting an aged cheese sample.