There are always people who take advantage in a crisis, and those people now come out of the woodwork.
We learn a little more about the cloud Jake left under (a boy was dead) and run into one of the people involved, Mitchell. Mitchell then steals Jake's family's horses, getting Gail trampled in the process. Naturally, this sends Jake into a rage and against family wishes, goes to find Mitchell. Jake gets caught and discovers that Dale has gotten involved with them. His brother saves Jake and by treating Dale with understanding, Dale volunteers information (the secret food) which leads to the capture of Mitchell.
Evil IRS lady Mimi needs a place to live and offers Stanley a deal: if she can stay on the farm, she'll deduct the 'rent' from what he 'owes' the IRS. As if that wasn't enough bad news, Stanley discovers bugs in his crops. Gracie, saint that she is, agrees to help with pesticide… if he gives her part of the harvest. Mimi pays kids to steal the pesticide and Stanley barely manages to fix the situation before someone gets arrested. Then the town shows it's best side and a large group comes to help Stanley harvest what he can.
Every episode offers a new crisis the town must deal with and this is only the first time people will take advantage of the new world, and it won't be the last.