Miranda Devereaux, the torch singer, is assaulted and raped by a wolf, and initially refuses to divulge any details of her attack. John Kanin tries to persuade her to help him bring the guilty party to justice, but she explains only people "on the hill" get justice in Wolf Lake.
Meanwhile, Sophia Donner is accepted to the University of Florence, and Luke is upset that she may be going away. After she experiences the beginnings of a "wolfen" transformation, Sophia decides to forgo the trip, much to Sheriff Donner’s disappointment.
Tyler Creed is suspected of raping Miranda, but he informs Willard Cates that Cates’ brother Bruce Cates, the manager of the Rendezvous Lodge, is responsible. According to Wolfen law, rape is an offense punishable by death. Bruce, fearing for his life, turns himself in to Kanin, but Willard visits him in jail and clandestinely poisons him. Willard takes a wolfen "run," to clear his head, but is caught in a trap and shot by an unknown assailant.