Sheriff Mills tells Abby that Kelly is dead, having committed suicide. Abby doesn't believe that Kelly killed herself nor does she tell her father that she saw J.D. with Kelly at her home the day of her death. Instead she goes to J.D. and breaks the news of Kelly's death to him. When J.D. doesn't react to the news, Abby is concerned and suspicious. When Shane hears the news of Kelly's death he immediately suspects J.D. and sets out to settle the score. As J.D. walks along a country road, Shane hits him with his with his truck, abducts him, and then strings him up at his place. Knowing of the bad blood between Shane and J.D., Abby goes to Shane's place and finds J.D. held captive in his barn. Abby tells a threatening and crazed Shane that Kelly didn't commit suicide but was murdered - not by J.D. but by John Wakefield. Sheriff Mills comes upon them, saves both Abby and J.D. and arrests Shane. Meanwhile, Henry discovers that Trish's ex-boyfriend, Hunter Jennings is staying at a nearby hotel. Pretending to be Hunter, Henry sends Trish a note to meet him at a room in the Candlewick Inn. Trish approaches the door to the hotel room but doesn't go in. Inside the hotel room, Henry smiles, knowing that Trish has chosen him over Hunter. That evening at dinner, Trish and Henry present a loving, unified front to her father, Mr. Wellington. Knowing that he's lost Trish to Henry, Hunter propositions Mr. Wellington. He promises not to tell Trish that her father brought him to the island to break up her engagement to Henry if Mr. Wellington pays him $50,000. Mr. Wellington agrees and Hunter leaves the island with his hush money. As Hunter boats away from Harper's Island, he discovers an additional satchel full of money. Before he can figure out how the satchel got on the boat, the engines die. Trying to get the boat started, Hunter opens the compartment housing the engine and is greeted by a rigged shotgun which immediately blows his face off, leaving him dead on his boat in the middle of the ocean.