We open with a naked man roaring like an animal and driving shop owners from their store – sometimes you just get the munchies.
Duke and Audrey are trying to convinced me the metaplot is actually going to last this season as Duke does a summation of how things stand – 27 years ago, Audrey and Lucy wrote a message in the Colorado Kid’s grave, calling on them to find him before the hunter. Audrey throws in her own exposition – with the man who kidnapped Audrey claiming she loved the Colorado Kid. Now Audrey thinks the CK’s alive and on the run. Nathan shows up so he and Duke can do their mandatory antler-clashing, before police work calls.
Audrey tries to approach the bestial naked man with a coat, noting by the loose chain that the man had been tethered at some point. But the irate shop owner gets even more irate and crowds the man, causing him to leap on him, bite his neck then rush off through a window.
At the police station Audrey gets to meet Dr. Claire Callahan – for Audrey. After being kidnapped it’s required for any civil employee with a gun in the town to have therapy – so insists their insurance. Audrey is, predictably, not exactly open to the idea even while Dr. Callahan acknowledges what Audrey does for the town and how that makes it even more likely she needs therapy.
Next case leads them to a barn with some ripped up animals – and a whole nest of naked, dirty people sleeping. Duke at another location finds another big naked man eating raw fish – Audrey asks him to restrain him – which he happily passes on to Dwight (who isn’t Duke’s biggest fan after the little dust-up they had when Duke’s super-powers kicked in).
While they have their naked bestial men contained in the barn, a kid decides to sneak in, forcing Audrey and Nathan to sneak in as well to rescue him – where we see the men fighting over clothes and getting dressed. During the sneaking, evading and tasering aggressive beast-men, Nathan shoots one in the leg and the rest manage to escape the barn and flee to the woods. And Audrey finds one who isn’t aggressive, though no more capable of communication. Back at the police station they get him clothes and food and Audrey continues to be hostile to the psychiatrist.
They get a call out to Dwight and Duke where they have another naked man restrained in Dwight’s truck, Dr. Callahan tags along to observe Audrey. They get too close to the cab and he breaks the window – spilling blood on Duke. Everyone waits for Duke’s Trouble to kick in – but it doesn’t. Duke starts celebrating but Nathan points out the naked man may not be Troubled. Dr. Callahan gets a message back from the hospital – the naked people aren’t Troubled, they’re severely drugged on a drug that is used to euthanise animals. It’s too powerful even for her to prescribe and causes “instant labotomies.”
They go to the animal control and find the place wrecked – including a naked man crammed into a tiny cage, with a broken neck. They also find part of the chains that were used to restrain the first bestial man. Nathan thinks the dog catcher has been treating these people like dogs – but Audrey points out there’s no way a man could have got in the cage. She thinks the men were dogs turned into men by a Trouble. Because Audrey just has to out-weird everyone.