Hap discovers a new clue about Florida's whereabouts and reconciles with Leonard. Officer Reynolds shows up unexpectedly with the FBI as the duo hatches a plan to return to Grovetown.
Hap and Leonard escape the Thicket and return to Grovetown more determined than ever to find Florida. However, before they can call Charlie for back up, Truman Brown's gang arrives, outnumbering and overpowering them.
After fleeing the Klan, Hap and Leonard become lost in a thicket outside Grovetown, where they discover Florida's abandoned car and find her tape recorder.
Leonard goes to the black side of town to find out more about Florida's disappearance. Hap is shanghaied by sexy town cop Officer Reynolds.
Hap and Leonard quickly learn that the people of Grovetown are dangerous characters. A client of Florida's is found hanging from the town bridge.
Leonard lands in jail for burning down his neighbor's crack house. Hap agrees to go to Grovetown to look for a missing Florida Grange if Lt. Hanson will release Leonard.