Madison, Nick, and Jeremiah Otto uncover the fate of the Trimbol family.
Vernon tells Otto that he’s leaving the ranch with his family to keep them safe. Madison warns Otto that the ranch will weaken if more people leave.
Troy runs after the Trimbol family’s RV and yells at Mike for leaving. Jake stops Troy and they fight. Vernon drives off with his family and his horses.
Troy explains to Madison that Mike was his loyal childhood friend. Madison offers to help him ensure that no one else leaves.
The next morning, Otto and Nick spot one of Vernon’s horses in the pasture.
Madison, Nick and Otto search for Vernon’s family on the road. Madison reasons that the horse may have escaped on its own but Otto predicts that the Trimbol family is dead.
Madison, Nick and Otto find the Trimbols’ RV in the road, riddled with bullets. They find the Trimbols infected, shoot them dead and pile the bodies into their truck. Otto suspects Troy killed the Trimbols.
Madison, Nick and Otto return to the ranch with the bodies. Madison covers for Troy and declares that the people who killed Travis and Phil have now killed the Trimbols. She warns that anyone who leaves the ranch will die and urges them to stay together. The crowd murmurs in support.
Nick confronts Madison about lying to the ranch. Madison points out that even if Troy killed the Trimbols, no one would believe them. Nick agrees to keep Madison’s secret as long as she includes him on her plans.
Madison confronts Troy about killing the Trimbols. Troy admits that he pursued them to confront Mike over abandoning him, and then things got out of hand. Madison tells Troy he can be the heir to the ranch but only if he learns to control himself. She hopes Troy is up to the task of protecting the Ranch from Walker. Troy says he is.