Ed Gorski is hospitalized after being severely beaten. He accuses Walt, after the recent Achilles threat. Vic hopes to appease him by asking him to name her as his assailant. To save Vic's career, Walt convinces Hector to turn himself in for the assault. Because Detective Fales and his team arrive in town with search warrants, Walt drives Hector to the neighboring county. Henry intercepts him, telling Walt he had hired Hector to kill Miller Beck, the man who murdered Walt's wife. Hector, however, claims he merely assaulted Beck and took his teeth, which he gave to Henry. Those teeth are found at the Red Pony and Henry is arrested. Walt suspects someone else killed Beck, possibly the person who hired him to kill Walt's wife. Meanwhile, Gorski checks out of the hospital without pressing charges but leaves Vic another threatening note. She tells Walt that Gorski has left town, but she sits at home, armed and staring at the door. On the reservation, Branch goes to investigate David Ridges for sabotaging Cady's car on election day. He learns Ridges has committed suicide and Jacob Nighthorse burned the body in a ceremony. Nighthorse warns Branch not to collect samples to confirm it is Ridges, as the pyre is on sacred ground. Branch attempts to collect anyway and gets shot by someone he describes to Walt as a "dead man," remembering someone approaching him wearing a Dog Soldier head-dress and their body coated in ash.