Having actually talked about their feelings, Ty gives Amy a helmet and they happily head out for a spin on the Norton. Ty's old girlfriend, Kerry Anne, from his past group home shows up looking for him, having taken a job in the kitchens at Briar Ridge. She also learns that you can't always believe what you read online. Bell by resurrecting the Hudson Derby, a no-holds barred endurance horse race. Meanwhile, Ty jumps to Caleb's defense when Jesse calls in Caleb's loan, effectively ruining him. One of these recordings is presented on the news, causing Heartland to become famous overnight.
Ty confides that he didn't want the other foster kids at Heartland because he doesn't want to be a poster boy for the rehabilitation program. Scott needs help at the Reserve and Georgie finds a way to get back together with Adam. . Mallory is still trying to convince Jake to stop pursuing her, but ends up dancing with him. Heartland follows sisters Amy and Lou Fleming, their grandfather Jack Bartlett, and Ty Borden, through the highs and lows of life at the ranch. Tim made improvements to the diner, but Lou is reluctant.
While Tim is wearing out his welcome with Jack, Callie Phillips shows up and starts taking care of Tim. There's even a lighthearted water fight while the four of them are washing down the horses one evening. When they arrive, Amy and Ty spread out the hay for the horses, and Ty collapses after thinking he sees Ghost. Bell wasn't paying his school fees. When Amy wakes up in the middle of the night and goes to check on him, she discovers that Spartan is gone. Tim becomes a source of tension in the household, constantly ringing a bell and expecting to be served.
Mallory and Badger's relationship starts to heat up again, but Mallory wonders if she's picked the right guy when she watches Jake and Jamie. Her father helps to coach her and Ty offers to help with chores and training Spartan, but Amy is struggling. It soon becomes obvious that Ventures not the only one with demons to slay. Ty returns to Scott's clinic after finding out his boss was involved in the poaching ring. The rider is Mitch Cutty and Jack offers him the job of ranch hand. Lou admits Scott said no to her proposal because he wasn't sure, and that she doesn't know how they stand now. While Mackenzie and Ian had been fighting during the episode over whether to even get married after their plans were hijacked, they resolve their differences and remember how much they love one another.
Lisa and Mackenzie's mom convince her that she would be happier with a sit-down reception dinner and a tent and roses and peonies for table settings, rather than what she and Ian had been hoping for. When Spartan starts to refuse jumps, Amy takes him to a first nations horse trainer that used to work with her mom. Jack and Tim track down Wes and force him to sign a bill of sale, returning Spartan and preventing similar problems for Amy in the future. However, they were supposed to take a trip to the Banff Springs Hotel and have lunch there, but Mark says he is busy going to a provincial review meeting in Edmonton. Paul Ryan visits a Washington wheat farm to witness harvest time.
This episode features some comic relief between Jack and Tim - Tim offers Jack hay, and Jack thinks it will be free. It seems they have been seeing each other since the cattle drive earlier in the season, and she stays at Big River whenever she is in town. Amy suggests looking at rescue horses, and Scott helps Lou choose gentle, reliable horses for the dude ranch. Ignoring a command to stay on the bus, Amy goes to help Caesar, a gelding with Olympic prospects, stuck in a barbed wire fence. Mallen has every right to take Spartan back. The intense training hours, and Tim's constant pushing, prove to be too much and before long, her school work is suffering. Paul Ryan takes us to Illinois to see how activity on the Chicago Board of Trade determines the price you pay for food on your table.
Amy proves her skills by fixing the problem that Val's expensive horse is having with jumping. Amy discovers that Kendra, although she loves her horses, has problems taking proper care of them. Mallory eventually makes peace with Tara by sharing her own story about her parents leaving her at Heartland to go on the road. Lisa is angry when she finds out that Tim has convinced Amy to work with him after she said she couldn't help Lisa. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with no indication of where the bullet got Tim or whether he will survive, and the cattle rustlers drive off with his entire herd minus the two longhorns.
Jack and Mitch find wolves killing cattle while checking on the herd. Shane shows up at Heartland, and Tim and Miranda realize they have to take into consideration what he wants. Scott suggests a break, while Lou suggests marriage, leaving them on an unclear footing for the near future. While on the cattle drive, Amy and Ty talk for the first time about his absence and clear the air between them. Ty reveals that his mother remarried a man who was horrible to them both. Lou was heading to a spa with Peter along one of the mountain highways, but they were forced to turn back due to the closures. With Lou on tour, Katie is unhappy and crying.