To secure their house from a new hostile threat, the colonists try to make an electrical power plant from rotting pig carcasses and an old tractor. And with food running low, Jim and Deville hunt game in the bayou.
The Colonists look toward sustainability, but dwindling resources and the introduction of two outsiders to the experiment upset the balance. Later, the Colonists are attacked while scavenging for supplies outside the Colony.
In a post apocalyptic world, the Colonists' negotiating skills are put to the test when one of their own is violently abducted and the ransom note demands their precious resources of medical supplies, fuel, and food in exchange for their missing member.
VOPA returns with unexpected consequences. Focus then turns to arming the Colonists for an impending attack and to finalizing the scout boat for exploring the bayou in search of food, resources, and an escape.
A militia of outsiders attacks the Colonists and their newly fortified compound. Then, the group divides, some taking the scout boat out to do reconaissance for supplies and a place to escape to. But not everyone makes it back from the mission.
The Colonists mount a counterstrike on the militia who have been attacking them. Then their focus returns to finishing the escape boat. But before they can leave, VOPA presents the Colonists with one last difficult choice.