While visiting the Cherokee, Ian encounters a man from his past who dredges up painful memories of his time with the Mohawk. Jamie meets an Indian Agent who challenges his convictions, causing him to re-evaluate.
A dysentery epidemic spreads on the Ridge, and Claire falls deathly ill. She is almost recovered when the Christies arrive and drop a bombshell. As nefarious rumors spread like wildfire on the Ridge, tragedy strikes.
Richard Brown and his Committee of Safety arrive to arrest Claire for hug. However, due to the rising political tensions in the colonies, Brown's plan to find a judge for a trial does not go as expected.