As the time for Rachael to give birth gets closer, those that want to prevent the birth grow in number and strength. To insure the safety of the expecting Rachael, she is moved to the Langston's home in secret but despite their best efforts, Preacher James and his followers learns where she's hiding. It's not long before the Langston's home is surrounded by a mob determined to prevent the baby's birth.moreless
A series of inexplicable events leads Bellamy to believe that Rachael and her unborn child are in danger; at the same time, Preacher James is predicting that the baby's birth will unleash an ancient evil; and Margaret rallies the Returned at the government facility.moreless
Things turn more ominous in Arcadia with the return of Preacher James, who seems to have a strange and unnerving connection to Bellamy. Elsewhere, Margaret's presence is quickly felt at the government facility where she and other returned are being detained; and faith becomes harder to hold onto when the unthinkable happens to Henry.moreless
As Arcadians mourn the loss of a beloved member of the community, Maggie discovers she may have found a cure for the virus and with Bellamy's help, takes her findings to the authorities. Henry learns the truth about his mother and his family's role in the factory fire.moreless
Fear and anti-Returned rhetoric rises as the virus spreads; Bellamy and Sheriff Fred make every effort to track down the True Living members before they can do any more harm; and Maggie gets closer to finding a cure, but then a kidnapping and a hate crime bring her progress to a halt.moreless
Rachael refuses treatment for the virus, fearing for the safety of her unborn child; at the same time, Elaine's brother Ray comes down with the disease. Meanwhile, Deputy Carl throws his support behind the growing anti-returned group, True Living; and Brian Addison takes more than a passing interest in Margaret.moreless
A desperately ill Bellamy turns to his shadowy government contact for help and ends up learning something shocking about his own past; and the living seek answers after another returned vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, a newcomer to Arcadia makes Henry an interesting offer.moreless
Barbara's progress at mending her relationships with Fred and Maggie upsets Margaret who decides to put a stop to it once and for all. Bellamy finds keeping his secrets from Maggie increasingly difficult and a new crisis arises for the returned in the form of a strange illness.moreless
Margaret convinces Lucille to host a dinner celebrating Jacob's return, but the evening turns tense with the arrival of unexpected guests who end up putting a further strain on family relations. Meanwhile, Bellamy continues to research the history of the mysterious bones; and Rachael receives unsettling news about her baby.moreless
Bellamy confides in Tom, explaining that he's one of the returned; at the same time, the pastor senses a need for a new parish specifically for those who have come back to Arcadia. Elsewhere, Margaret seems determined to keep hidden whatever connection the Langston family has to old human bones that have mysteriously turned up in the river.moreless
Bellamy and Sheriff Fred fear that Caleb may have returned to Arcadia when they hear reports that someone is living in his old hunting shack. At the same time, Bellamy struggles with the knowledge that he is one of the returned and has difficulty following the orders of his mysterious boss. Meanwhile, Janine tries to save her marriage to Pastor Tom by moving back home; and Margaret Langston is none too happy to learn what has become of the family business.moreless
Season 2 begins with Bellamy facing another shocking turn of events when he awakens alone and abandoned at Arcadia's outskirts unable, at first, to account for a week of his life. As his memory returns, the town welcomes back from the dead powerful matriarch Margaret Langston after more than a 30-year absence.moreless
As Pastor Tom and his wife deal with Rachel's return, Caleb goes from being a person of interest to the center of a police manhunt when a person from his past is found murdered and an unsolved crime is repeated.moreless
Bellamy and Maggie search for answers and look for any connection between Caleb and Jacob's deaths and subsequent returns. Caleb's strange behavior only adds to the mystery and Pastor Tom gets the shock of a lifetime.moreless
As Jacob's remains are exhumed to help determine his real identity, another formerly deceased person returns to Arcadia alive and seemingly unaware that he had died.
A Federal Immigration Agent is tasked with returning a young American boy found in rural China. Following a hunch, he takes the young boy to the small town of Arcadia, Missouri where he claims to be Jacob Langston, a boy that has been dead for 32 years.moreless
Linden and Holder close the case and the Larsen family finally finds closure. Richmond charts a new course.
Linden and Holder close in on the murderer. Richmond's campaign gets ready for Election Day. The Larsen family tries to salvage their lives and get back some sense of order.
Sarah and Holder are on the run after returning to the casino. Richmond and Stan make decisions that will change their lives substantially.
Sarah's in a precarious position. Holder investigates to see if there is a connection between Rosie's murder and the Mayor's water front project. Stan tries to make amends. Richmond gets a boost in the polls.moreless
While Richmond tries to aid the investigation, Sarah goes looking for Rosie's key. Stan comes to realize that his son is in trouble. Mitch arrives at her destination.
Linden searches everywhere for the missing Holder. Stan decides to deals with things on his own. Richmond makes a return to City Hall.
The casino is once again the focus of the investigation. Tension explodes within the Larsen house. Stan comes face to face with Richmond to form an uneasy union.
A Larsen family secret has Sarah's full attention. Stan confronts his past transgressions while Mitch protects a runaway girl. Richmond receives unexpected company.
A mysterious message may help Sarah identify the killer. Mitch makes friends with a runaway. Richmond has reservations about a future in politics.