Tyrone's barn is the scene of a murder, with Titus, Julio and Constance as suspects -- until confused Lute Mae makes a confession.
Titus is drugged; the bill is defeated; Tyrone tells Constance about Lute Mae; Constance seeks Julio; Tyrone vows to kill Titus.
Field wants to go public in his opposition to the gambling bill; gun-toting Lute Mae has a breakdown; Tyrone's identity is known.
Sande has an accident while driving to meet Sam and Field with information on Tyrone; Lute Mae discovers Constance with Tyrone.
Sam and Field court disaster when they travel to the Bahamas to get information on Tyrone; Tyrone tells Constance about his plans.
Sande's apparent suicide-attempt keeps Field from the vote on the gambling bill; Sande disappears; forces unite to fight Tyrone.
Tyrone supplies Field with a payoff ledger to use against Titus; Field gets power over Titus; Tyrone reveals his true motivations.
A fund-raiser gives Field a chance to make a stand about Tyrone, while Constance reaffirms her determination to ruin her spouse.
Sam uncovers Tyrone's plan; Titus asks Julio to spy on Field; Constance confronts Sande, then has a passionate meeting with Tyrone.
Blinded Skipper refuses any rehabilitation; Titus is Elmo's implicator; Sande makes a call; Julio wants to tell Field the truth.
Skipper's anti-gambling article angers Tyrone; Skipper and Alicia are caught in a planned explosion at the offices of the Clarion.
Julio is framed for jewel theft and jailed; Lane accepts Sam's proposal and Lute Mae makes wedding plans; Tyrone courts Lute Mae.
Constance attends a convention and makes promises in Field's name; Sam ends his deal with Tony; Julio becomes Field's assistant.
Loyalties shift when Elmo announces plans to run for sheriff in opposition to Titus, who reacts by handing out threats of his own.
Tyrone's plan for revenge breaks Claude and changes management at the Weldon Mill; Tyrone pays Tony's debts and expects gratitude.
Claude forges Eudora's signature but is found out when she announces her plans for the barrio; Constance is drawn to fiery Julio.
Pressure from Claude and Tyrone forces Eudora into drug dependency; Field discovers Constance's secret; Potter withdraws support.
Field picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be Lane's long-lost father; Claude fails to get Eudora to sign over the barrio land.
Ruthless Michael Tyrone uses Sam's ex-wife in a plot to buy land Sam wants; Constance can walk; Field meets a pretty journalist.
A worker dies at Sam's construction site; Constance discovers most of the barrio is Weldon property; Sam threatens to expose Titus.
A psychotic young man becomes obsessed with Lute Mae and stalks her, sending gifts and taking pictures; Constance tries politics.
Constance enters surgery; Field protects Lane; Eudora learns who Constance's mother is; Field wants to give his marriage a chance.
After Beth's death, Lane knows she is the next murder target; Lane is kidnapped, but a hurricane forces her captors to Lute Mae's.
Field and Constance argue about getting a divorce; Field is expected to save Sam and Claude from charges of dumping toxic waste.
Sam thinks of leaving but winds up saving Constance from truckers in a barroom; Titus pays off Christie when she threatens to sue.
Slade waits in ambush for Coyne; after spending the night together, Field and Christie have an auto mishap; Constance vows revenge.
Christie makes a play for Field; Sam plans to wed Lane; Lane knows a killer is stalking her; Skipper learns about Eudora and Elmo.
A girl with a past eyes Skipper; Titus has Coyne followed; Lane reads a news story about a hunting mishap involving an old friend.
Skipper spends a night in jail; Carl struggles to finish the project; Constance wants to clean up the town; Claude has an accident.
Constance tells Eudora about Lane and Field; the man who has been looking for Lane arrives; Lane may not come to the reception.
Elmo delays any endorsement of Field on the eve of the election; Titus blackmails a construction foreman; Constance sees too much.
Field's proposed speech for the fish fry raises a controversy among his backers, causing him to seek solace in drink at Lute Mae's.
Annabelle's mother arrives, while evidence indicates arson as the cause of Annabelle's death; Titus fears his secret will come out.
Lane's former boss, a carnival owner, returns and demands $5,000 to keep her whereabouts a secret; Titus' wiretaps are uncovered.
Field goes to Tallahassee with Lane in tow, causing Titus to take action; Claude sells Eudora's land without asking her permission.
Titus persuades Sam to put up the ransom to save the couple; Eudora overhears Claude's telephone conversation.
Titus' double cross of a marijuana dealer causes the man's cohorts to kidnap the Carlyles during a Bahamas honeymoon.
Lane stays; Field will still marry Constance; a suspicious fire at the Weldon Mill traps Skipper's prospective bride.