Emma Peak is returning to Seattle after over 40 years, with dreams of building a city of the future with her accumulated wealth. Her vision and credit make quick believers of the townspeople, who immediately give her more credit than they can afford.
Ill will between trappers and loggers escalates into murder, a murder it seems only Jeremy could have committed. An old Indian preparing to die in the wilderness is his only witness, and he has no reason to speak on Jeremy's behalf.
Jeremy, remembering how being a stutterer made him feel when he was younger, frees a deaf-mute being held in a cage as a sideshow. When the boy's uncle is called in, he dedicates himself to seeing the boy committed to an asylum for the criminally insane. Jeremy sets out to prevent that.moreless
Jacob Marsh and his blind daughter Callie arrive in Seattle for the annual fur trappers' Rendezvous. Joshua is in love with Callie and has found a doctor who can restore her sight... but Jacob refuses to permit the operation.
A young gunhand, Kid Holiday, rescues Jeremy from a fall, and says that he wants to make a new life in Seattle. The townspeople soon make Kid the sheriff, but his intentions for Candy turn out less than honorable.
Holly, who previously tried to con Jason into becoming a father (in "In Jason Makes Five"), returns to Seattle to live. Unfortunately, the money she brings with her turns out to be counterfeit, and Jason reluctantly goes along with her to bring the counterfeiter to justice.
When logger Obie Brown threatens to abandon the Bolts right before a logging competition unless he finds a black bride, Jeremy and Joshua take it upon themselves to find a woman for him. However, it doesn't go well, leaving Jason to set things right after he returns from a business trip.moreless
Clancey is mauled by a bear while making his way back to his ship at night.
On the one-year anniversary of the brides' arrival in Seattle, word arrives from the East that Candy's mother has passed away. Now, she must become the guardian of her younger siblings, Molly and Christopher. Can Candy handle the responsibility of caring for them? And how will this affect her relationship with Jeremy?moreless