and Sully have trouble adjusting to the new status of their relationship,
"courtin'". Sully introduces Mike to his world, taking her into the
woods, showing her how to track and hunt. Mike pressures Sully into
coming to a town meeting, where tempers flare over the scarcity of water.
Later, Sully takes Mike to his home, a simple lean-to, and she wonders
how they can make a life together when they're so different.
Horace's attempts to divine for water fail, and Hank decides its time
to pull up stakes and take Myra with him. Robert E and Grace also consider
leaving. Mike and Sully persuade Cloud Dancing to share his methods
for water conservation and farming with the town, only to be rebuffed
by Loren and Jake. Loren and Jake take water from an Indian pond which
Cloud Dancing warns is poisonous, but they sell the water to the townsfolk
anyway. Everyone gets sick from the contaminated water and Dr. Mike
must treat them.
Afterward, the town pulls together to create a Thanksgiving feast. Sully
arrives with Cloud Dancing, the Indians, and food for all. During the
dinner with the town and the Indians, Hank returns, and, later, it begins
to rain. Everyone rejoices and Sully and Mike reaffirm their commitment
in the rain.