Sheriff Lucas Hood recuperates from the beating he suffered at Rabbit's hands; he can't stop picturing his tormentor and believes Rabbit is still alive. Carrie Hopewell, remains estranged from her own family, having left after they learned she wasn't who they knew her to be.
After the real Sheriff Hood's body is discovered by law enforcement, Job and Sugar break into the morgue and steal it back.
Special Agent Racine arrives in town to spearhead the investigation into what happened at the metalworks. He's been on Rabbit's case for years, and before he dies -- "my cancer has cancer," he tells Agent Xavier -- he wants the satisfaction of putting Rabbit away. Racine grills the witnesses one by one. Lucas and Carrie lie through their teeth about their own relationship and prior history with Rabbit. The rest of the sheriff's department, deputies Brock, Yawners and Kelly, detail how Carrie took out nearly all of Rabbit's men.
Racine metes out his punishment, putting most of the department on probation and reinstating Hood as sheriff. He tells Agent Xavier he wants to keep everyone in place and use them as bait to lure out Rabbit --whom he believes is very much alive.
Carrie, Lucas, Sugar and Job rob an armored truck from the Kinaho casino in a daring highway heist. Before they make their getaway, they're chased down by a biker with a machine gun. The biker, Nola Longshadow, forces the crew to leave without most of the money. Later that night, Nola arrives at The Forge and has sex with Lucas, both unaware who the other is, and that they crossed paths earlier today. Back on the reservation, her brother and Kinaho chief, Alex Longshadow, comes under increasing pressure from rival members of the tribal council.
Rebecca Bowman contemplates going back to her Amish home, but decides instead to continue living with her uncle, Kai Proctor, where she continues to observe his business practices as well as his sexual liaisons.
Gordon Hopewell speaks to a grieving town at Mayor Kendall's funeral, but finds himself in a very dark place.
Racine visits a church in New York City. He's well acquainted with its priest, Rabbit's brother.