Seth find out Stubbs' plan to stop the farmer's strike by publicly lynching Sam Jr. In Iowa in the present day, Creeley at gunpoint accuses Seth of being a fraud and framing him for murder. Bessie tracks down Creeley's location and guilts her father, Sheriff Berryman, into rescuing Creeley from the Black Legion. As Seth practices his shooting to prepare for a showdown with Creeley, he hears someone break into his house. The same growing pains that nearly all dramas face are clear and evident, but Damnation has a setting and point of view.
Amelia reveals to Connie Nunn that she's also a widow and that her first husband was killed by a strikebreaker in Marion County, Arkansas, the same location where Connie's strikebreaking husband was killed. Sheriff Berryman arrests Creeley for the body on the ferris wheel, though Creeley says it was Seth, claiming that there could be more bodies under his church. Meanwhile, in Kentucky a William Burns detective named Connie Nunn is on the hunt for Preacher Seth, whom she believes killed her husband. Scores of Black Legion show up at Martha's farm and begin to attack. Amelia comes up with a plan for saving the Riley family farm: painting cigar boxes to look like bibles and hiding weapons inside them.
The three young men worked as hired guns for Seth and Creeley's short-tempered father Gram Turner, helping him clear the land for an oil company. People die — a lot, horribly, and sometimes, even their corpses are carted around and posed a la Christ on the cross. During the speech, the townspeople, led by the Sheriff and Creeley, storm the radio station and rescue Seth and Amelia. She is the only black prostitute in the room and just so happens to be the only one who can read. Bessie reveals that she's figured out that this isn't the first time the Duvall family has paid strikebreakers to clear land: the Duvall family owned the oil company that paid Seth and Creeley's father to clear land in Wyoming in the 1920s, and have thus been responsible for all the tragedy in Seth and Creeley's lives. Amelia unknowingly reveals to Connie that she's the one who killed Connie's husband.
In the present day, Creeley returns to the brothel after being released by Sheriff Berryman, only to find Martin Eggers Hyde reading the underground newspaper and waiting for him. Eggers Hyde forces Seth to denounce everything he stands for, live on air, after threatening to shoot Amelia. At the carnival, the hired assassin is revealed to be an elderly vacuum salesman. Sullivan, a reporter for the town's local newspaper, who nurses literary ambitions. Creeley is offered Eggers Hyde's job and he accepts.
Connie, Creeley and the Sheriff head into town with Martha Riley and a badly wounded Preston, killing several Legion members on the way. Connie Nunn continues on her mission to find Seth while also disrupting the miner's strikes in Harlan, Kentucky. They terrorize the men in the truck and send a message to Rumple and Creeley. Seth prepares to shoot Creeley, but can't bring himself to do it. The Black Legion turn up at the church looking for Bessie, but Seth and Amelia hide her. Seth explores the fertilizer plant, discovering that workers there are enlisting homeless men for secret chemical tests on military equipment.
Checking a man for infections at a local brothel includes pouring Listerine over his crotch. The terrorized ethnic, political and religious minorities throughout the Midwest, targeting labor organizers and striking workers in particular. In a final Wyoming flashback, as Seth recovers from his beating at the hands of their father, Creeley cuts his own side out of guilt of his first kill, giving a notch to himself instead of his gun. This was also the period when the became a common farmer tactic.
With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in Washington. He shoots and kills the two guards from a train, allowing the prisoners to run for freedom. Seth and Amelia discover that a man named Tuck Tandy tried to buy up both the Riley farm and a fertilizer plant in a nearby county. Bessie is caught watching this and she runs away into the dark cornfield with the Black Legion chasing her.
Details of her character are under wraps. But before Creeley can take Seth to the authorities, Lew Nez arrives and Creeley is forced to drop his weapon. Melvin Stubbs, the Black Legion leader and leading candidate for sheriff, shows up at the farmers market and threatens the farmers and Martha Riley's son Sam Jr, while Connie tries to take care of a sick Brittany. The series was ordered on May 12, 2017.