Ritualized murders are occurring in Atlanta and in neighboring states. The victims are stabbed and their homes are vandalized with gang-like graffiti. The VCTF is called in and focuses on the son of two of the victims. Further investigation reveals that the son is under the influence of a "Heaven's Gate"-like cult. Sam goes undercover to infiltrate the cult. Meanwhile, Frances continues to cause discord between John and Bailey by claiming that John seduced her. Sam's former mother-in-law continues to object to her raising Chloe and resorts to legal matters to gain permanent guardianship of her. Also, Jack sends Jill out to kill Sam's former mother and father-in-law. But she backs out at the last second and flees Jack's custody which proves damaging when Sam and the VCTF finally learns Jill's true identity.