A trucker parks outside a diner and waits for a waitress to come out. As he sits, he listens to a radio broadcast about a serial killer with sandy hair and a rose tattoo has killed a half dozen people in the area. The trucker spots the waitress come out but then notices a teenage boy run out. A sandy-haired man follows him and the trucker spots a rose tattoo on his arm. The trucker grabs his gun and follows the killer into a shed behind the diner. Growling noises come out of the shed and the trucker goes inside to investigate, but something throws him out with superhuman strength.
Nathan and Audrey are called to the diner to investigate and he points out that she’s on her third cup of coffee. Audrey admits that she hasn’t been able to sleep well since her breakup with Chris. The trucker tells them what happened as Dwight arrives. While he convinces the trucker to believe a black bear attacked him, Nathan calls in and confirms that the teenager was Rory Campbell. The waitress knows Rory’s parents and has already called them. The two officers follow a blood trail into the woods and find a leather band stamped with “Forever.” Audrey wants to search the woods but wonders who they can trust, and finally decides that they’ll have to do it on their own.
Mr. Campbell arrives at the diner and angrily demands to know why they haven’t called for a manhunt. He tells them that he’s an ex-marine and insists on going with them. Dwight also insists on coming despite the fact that he’s a bullet magnet due to his affliction. Giving into the inevitable, Audrey calls Duke and asks him to help, suggesting it might help him take his mind off of Evi’s death. He refuses, saying that he has other plans.
Nathan and Audrey call in Vince and Dave to help as local experts. They split up into pairs and Vince goes with Dwight. As they follow the trail, Vince asks the cleaner if he has visited Lizzie. Dwight says that Lizzie would have been 9 but refuses to discuss the matter, and Vince asks if he’s there to help Rory or to tempt fate. As they explore, they hear a screeching noise in the woods.
Audrey and Mr. Campbell conduct their own search and he complains that she doesn’t have the experience to track through the woods. She points out that Mr. Campbell is standing in blood and they confirm that it came from a half-eaten raccoon. Impaled on a nearby tree is the serial killer with the rose tattoo. When the others arrive, they wonder if Rory might have killed the man. Mr. Campbell knows about the Troubles but insists that his son couldn’t have killed anyone. A nervous Dave suggests that they’re dealing with a wendigo, an ancient nature spirit that feeds on human flesh. Vince tells him to shut up, but Dave talks about how the spirit has haunted the area for centuries, killing anyone it finds. Dwight confirms that something with human teeth killed the serial killer.
The group splits up again to search the area. Nathan and Dave look for tracks and Dave admits that he might not believe in the wendigo, but he does believe in the Troubled. As they search, they find Duke, who aims his rifle at Nathan. Driscoll and his men emerge from the surrounding woods and it’s clear that Duke is with them. Nathan orders Driscoll and the others to drop their guns, but they refuse until Audrey comes up behind them and orders everyone to lower their rifles. Driscoll says that he’s there to protect his own and Duke says that he came along because he’s a concerned citizen. The reverend says that they’re to hunt and kill evil and asks Mr. Campbell if he wants them. The father agrees that they need the numbers. As the new group starts searching, Nathan confronts Duke about aiming a rifle at him, and Duke says that what they’ve been doing hasn’t worked and he’s realized for the first time that they need to try something else.
Nathan and Audrey continue searching and discuss the situation, and figure that Driscoll is finally making his move and has convinced Duke to help him. Duke and Dwight search on their own but when Duke moves ahead, Dwight has what appears to be a vision of a young girl in a ballet dress, standing on a log. When the wendigo screeches again, Dwight is momentarily distracted and the girl disappears… if she was ever there. Meanwhile, Nathan and Audrey find a girl’s sweater near the beach and hear more screeching noises. They realize that the wendigo isn’t alone and that the creatures have them surrounded. Rory runs out of the woods and tell them that he killed the serial killer. However, before Nathan can get him to explain, one of Driscoll’s hunters runs out of the woods, bleeding, and says that one of the wendigos attacked him. Rory runs after him, unafraid, and Nathan figures that he knows something and that the wendigos won’t harm him.
The group gathers for the night to make camp. Duke comes over and asks Audrey for tips on starting a fire but she rebuffs him, reminding Duke that he threatened Nathan earlier. He insists that he’s still her friend and that he’s playing along with Driscoll to learn what he knows about Duke’s father and the Troubled and Evi’s death. Audrey says that she understands and gives him a tip on starting the fire. When Duke asks where she learned it, Audrey say that she doesn’t remember as with so much of her life, and warns Duke that once someone opens a door to find something out, they can’t close it.
Wendigos surround the camp again and start screeching, and Mr. Campbell decides to take the fight to them. Driscoll and his men go with them and Duke goes as well to play along with Driscoll. Nathan and Audrey reluctantly go with them and search the woods, and Nathan finds a gutted dear. A teenage girl, Frankie Benton, runs out of the woods and asks Nathan for her help. Her sister Sophie, covered in blood, comes out and Frankie holds her back and explains that she’s hungry.
Audrey runs into Driscoll, who tells her that he knows how to deal with the Troubled and that her “coddling” approach has only gotten people killed. Now he and his followers will wipe the Troubled out. When Audrey wonders where Nathan is, Driscoll turns and leaves without a word. Nathan finds Audrey and takes her to Frankie and Sophie. Frankie explains that they have a hunger for human flesh but can survive on animals if they have to. Their parents were killed in a plane crash several months ago and the trauma set off their Troubled affliction. The sisters were forced to leave town when the hunger for human flesh threatened to overwhelm them. They have a third sister, Amelia, who was dating Rory. Nathan figures that Rory found the serial killer and lured him into the woods so that his girlfriend could kill and eat him. Sophie moans in agony and Frankie tells the officers that when they don’t feed on human flesh, they suffer withdrawal pains. Nathan tells Frankie to take Sophie to a safe hiding place and Frankie tells them that Rory and Amelia used to meet at an abandoned ranger’s station. Nathan tells her to go and decides that they’ll go to the ranger station in the morning after they get away from Driscoll and his men.
The next morning, Rory goes to see Amelia at the ranger station and tells her that he believes she can overcome her hunger for human flesh once she overcomes the withdrawal pains. She tells him to stay away rather than risk her hunger and he tells her that he’ll find her some food.
Nathan and the others separate from Driscoll and his men and head for the ranger station. As Driscoll and his men search the area and approach the station from a different direction, the reverend thanks Duke for his support and insists that they can’t compromise with evil. He promises Duke that once they rescue Rory, the two of them will sit down and have a long talk about Duke’s father and how Duke can save Haven from the Troubled. Duke says that he’s looking forward to the conversation and moves on... and Rory knocks out Driscoll from behind and drags him away.
Nathan’s group arrives at the ranger station but find nothing but Amelia’s discarded shirt. Duke, Mr. Campbell, and the reverend’s men arrive and tell the others that Driscoll has disappeared. As Duke and the others conduct their search, Audrey tells her group that they need Frankie’s help to find Amelia and Rory. She takes Dwight and Nathan with her while Dave and Vince wait at the cabin in case Amelia doubles back. They go to Frankie’s hiding spot and she warns them that Sophie is dying from the withdrawal. Dwight offers to take the young girl to his truck where he has a medical kit to treat her, but Frankie warns him that his sister will need human flesh and soon. He tells her that he’ll handle it, picks up Sophie, and leaves.
Rory ties Driscoll to a tree as Amelia arrives. She hesitates to eat him and Rory reminds her that Driscoll would have killed her given the choice. They hear approaching footsteps in the woods and Amelia edges closer to the reverend.
Dwight carries Sophie back to his truck and talks about her interest in ballet and how his daughter Lizzie used to enjoy the ballet. He inadvertently steps in a bear trap and collapses in agony.
Nathan, Audrey, and Frankie hear Rory running through the woods, yelling for help. Duke and Driscoll’s people hear the boy as well and go after him. However, Frankie tells the officers that the blood trail goes in a different direction from Rory and they realize that he’s leading them away from Amelia.
Dwight is unable to free himself and offers Sophie a piece of his arm to eat rather than see her suffer. She refuses despite the cleaner’s insistence that it’s the only way for her to live. Giving it everything he has, Dwight manages to pull the trap’s support post free, picks up Sophie, and continues on with Sophie.
Amelia starts to cut Driscoll’s throat with a knife so that she can feed. After a moment she hesitates and cuts him free, telling him to run before it’s too late. Driscoll tells her that she did the right thing, but then grabs the knife and knocks her to the ground. Amelia tries to apologize but Driscoll tells her that she can’t control herself and he has to end her life before she kills countless others. As he prepares to kill her with the knife, Nathan, Audrey, and Frankie arrives. Frankie runs to her sister’s side but trips, and Audrey shoots Driscoll in the chest, killing him before he can kill Amelia.
Nathan goes to Driscoll and confirms that he’s dead, and asks Audrey if she intended to kill the reverend. Duke and his group arrive and accuse Audrey of murder, but Nathan points out that Driscoll was going to kill a girl and Audrey’s hooting was legitimate. They go back to the diner and find Dwight, who has given Sophie a morphine drip to help her cope with the withdrawal.
As the police prepare to take Rory away for his part in the serial killer’s death, he promises to be there for her when he is released and Amelia says that she can get through the withdrawal thanks to him. Dwight gets in the car to take the Benton sisters away and briefly looks at a photo of his daughter on the visor. Nathan asks the Teagues where Dwight is taking the sisters and they inform Nathan that the cleaner is taking them to a slaughterhouse which will serve as a halfway house for them until the Troubles are over and the girls are back to normal.
Duke confronts Audrey and asks why she didn’t aim for Driscoll’s legs. He complains that they were close to getting the answers they needed, but now Driscoll is dead and his secrets died with him. Audrey angrily asks if Duke would have stopped Driscoll from killing Amelia if he had been there, rather than risk losing the information, and Duke admits that he doesn’t know. Audrey tells him that they’re fighting a war and that he’ll have to choose sides... and that she’s chosen hers.
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