Lucas (Gary Cole) calls upon the ghost of the Boston Strangler (Gareth Williams) to visit Merlyn (Sarah Paulson).
Ben's date turns out to be an incarnation of Merlyn who attempts to convince him of her mother's death; Caleb confronts a school bully.
Gail learns of her mother's affair and her own abuse by her father as Lucas allows her dreams and visions to recount the past.
Selena tries to help Caleb with his schoolwork, which bothers Lucas; Ben visits the psychiatrist who is later blackmailed by Lucas.
Lucas returns from the grave and confronts his son, Caleb, in a violent showdown for control of the town.
When Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole) is discovered murdered, Caleb and Ben Healy (Lucas Black, Nick Searcy) jockey for control of the town.
Gail (Paige Turco) learns she is pregnant with Lucas' (Gary Cole) baby and has a dream that the baby is actually a devil.
When Caleb dies after being electrocuted, Lucas uses his powers to resurrect him, beginning a journey that will help Caleb realize his own powers.
Dr. Crower relives the accident that killed his family; Mr. Emmett comes out only at night to dig in his garden.
Ben Healy's brother, who has escaped from a military mental institution with a time bomb sewed into his stomach, holds the sheriff and three others hostage.
An elderly woman with a secret about Lucas' past tries to murder him, but when her attempt fails she brings Dr. Matt into the circle.
A new doctor arrives in Trinity in the midst of an outbreak of a disease causing uncontrollable bleeding and sending residents into a state of panic.
The local church serves as the battleground when Merlyn and Lucas face off in an all-out war for Caleb's soul.
Sheriff Buck becomes the target of revenge after he refuses to help a radio talk show host get on television; Caleb wants to mark Merlyn's passing.
Merlyn (Sarah Paulson) finds a way to live again and reunite with Caleb (Lucas Black) at a high cost to those around her. With Gary Cole and Paige Turco.
Sheriff Buck finds his authority challenged by four men who move to Trinity and decide to take over the town.
Caleb uncovers a skeleton; Gail discovers the uses of flesh-eating beetles; Selena gains a new admirer.
Gail (Paige Turco) accuses Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole) of having a hand in the death of his former girlfriend.
Carter Bowen finds his life spinning out of control after he refuses to return a favor he owes Sheriff Buck.
Sheriff Buck takes steps to gain custody of Caleb; Dr. Trulane notices a change in his bride; Merlyn's spirit guides Caleb.
Eluding Sheriff Buck, Caleb finds a tortured prisoner with Selena; Crower questions the coroner's loyalty.
Tormented by a demonic force, the sheriff (Gary Cole) of a rural Southern town rules without law or conscience; with Jake Weber; Paige Turco; Nick Searcy.