It’s May Day and a a tiny community is waiting for this year’s pagan parade to begin. Local teenager, Linus Newcombe, watches as the love of his life, Caitlin Sutton, kisses a rival. On the other side of town, Caitlin’s twin and the beautiful young May Queen, Hattie Sutton, is getting ready to become the town’s symbol of new life. After Hattie fails to show up, the town is sent spinning by the knowledge that someone amongst them has taken her.
A concerned Gail calls her son, James for support after Malcolm fails to surface after the search for Hattie. James later has some chilling news for her. The searches are led by Steve to further ingratiate himself to the family of Hattie, as well as cover his own concerns about his brother.
Gail finds it hard to deal with the shocking recent news as well as new discoveries about Malcolm’s true nature. Gail and James become the focus of the town’s residents looking for vengeance with horrible repercussions. Fiona sees Everett with a suspicious-looking acquaintance. Alan has to deal with a day of interviews regarding the accusations of assault against him on the evening of Mayday.
Fiona wakes to to find her worst nightmare comig true and things come to a head between her and Alan. Seth continues to suffer with visions of Hattie. Gail’s lack of forgiveness causes a wedge between her and James to develop. News of a possible sighting of Hattie is reported.
The town gathers for Hattie's memorial and things end up taking a dark turn. A chaotic interruption hassome fatal consequences. Steve finally gets his moment with his ex, Angie. Fiona needs to face her old colleagues in a way she never thought she would. Everett and Linus are involved in a confrontation which takes their relationship to a new place. Caitlin makes an eerie transformation and Linus realises that he has made a huge mistake.