John Kanin travels to Wolf Lake on a tip in the ongoing search for his missing fiancée.
Kanin investigates when the local police hunt down a girl and corner her in a barn. New information is brought to Kanin's attention about the numerous deaths of teenagers in Wolf Lake. Willard Cates contemplates his successor.
Creed advocates the construction of a prison in Wolf Lake, but is shot down by Cates. Luke and his friends stop a tanker truck carrying toxic waste but almost kill the man in the process. Kanin hallucinates about Ruby when Blackstone gives him some soup for his flu symptoms.
A serial killer reappears in Wolf Lake, and the modus operandi makes the sheriff reluctant to give his new officer Kanin all the details. Willard's condition worsens and Luke seems disinterested. Sophia is abducted.
Miranda is attacked and raped by a member of the wolf pack on her way home, but refuses to pursue justice. Willard releases Ruby from captivity, but suggests she stay away from Kanin. Sophia gets accepted into a school in Italy, but she starts experiencing wolf transformation symptoms.
Willard Cates's murder is covered up by the sheriff while he and Kanin search independently for the guilty party. After the funeral, sheriff Donner is shot. Ruby agrees to marry Tyler in order to protect Kanin.
The residents of Wolf Lake meet to elect a new chairman of the town brewery, effectively electing the new pack leader.
Sherman rents Kanin an old house, only to discover a woman named Lenore is living underneath it. Luke continues his pursuit of Sophia, trying to get her to have sex with him to initiate her change. Tyler and Ruby begin their married life, but Ruby keeps rebuffing Tyler's advances.
Artie Van Halen, a paranormal investigator who hosts his own web site, comes to Wolf Lake seeking the truth about wolfen, shapeshifters who can transform from human to wolf. He has managed to capture Ruby in wolf form and plans to show her transforming to his internet audience.