Willow has a whole town to manage now, but nothing is going to plan. Washburn ran the town with an iron fist and an appetite for cruelty. People are fearful and evasive. She has to prove that with her people in charge the residents won't be seeing more of the same. Micah warns her to be patient while Jake tries to establish the animal hospital, and Jane sets up care for the people. But damaging storms, vindictive raiders and mutant animals are going to test her more deeply than ever before.