When a serial killer strikes again in Wolf Lake after over 30 years, Sheriff Donner and Deputy Molly withhold critical information about the case from John Kanin to keep him from finding out about the town’s secret.
Meanwhile, Tyler brings dinner to Ruby at the secluded cabin where she’s being held captive. We learn that Willard Cates has promised Ruby to Tyler for marriage, which is why she originally left Wolf Lake. A stroke leaves Willard gravely ill and Luke struggling to deal with the fact of his father’s imminent death. We later discover that Vivian is actually Ruby’s stepmother.
After Luke takes Sophia to a wild lakeside party and tries to seduce her, Sophia heads home through the woods and is picked up by the killer who turns out to be the owner of a local hair salon with a taste for human hearts and kidneys. When Sheriff Donner discovers that his daughter is missing, he pulls out all the stops to find her. Vivian offers to help Matthew find Sophia, but also criticizes him for not having his children with her.
After doing his own investigation, John Kanin provides the clues that allow Sheriff Donner to save Sophia from the killer just in time.
Tyler takes Ruby to the lake and tries to convince her to follow through on her arranged marriage to him so that he can take over as lead wolf after Willard Cates dies. She refuses.