Cullen Bohannon resumes his quest for vengeance by learning the name of one of the men responsible for wife's death. His plans change when he crosses paths with Lily Bell and Joseph Black Moon. She has been wounded from a Cheyenne attack on her camp that also killed her husband. Joseph has been seeking answers from his former tribe, including his own brother, about the savage attack. Elam is approached by his fellow freeman about not doing his share of the work. Thomas Durant telegraphs Senator Crane, appealing for federal troops to help them with the natives. Crane wires back his dissent about the troop request, the pacing of the construction, and Robert Bell's murder.