Hoping to align with a familiar ally, the Argents reveal a key clue to the mystery of the Beast of Gevaudan. Meanwhile, Scott tries to take on the Beast himself.
When a young woman named Dorothy goes missing, her worried family hires private investigator Mel Sampson to find out what happened. As Sampson navigates the sprawling underbelly of Los Angeles, it becomes clear that his connection to Dorothy goes deeper than anyone knows. Along his bloody quest, he encounters a host of suspects and witnesses but each one ultimately suffers in Sampson's relentless search for the truth. And the deeper he delves into Dorothy's past, the more he is forced to confront his own.