In the season's ickiest storyline, Jason is held captive by a tribe of werepanthers and repeatedly (and unwillingly) ravaged by the pack's females. He escapes, but must drink Jessica's blood to survive, creating a bond between the two. He spends some time convalescing before returning to his duties as deputy. Later, Jason and Jessica get it on in the back of his pickup, and it's great until Jason asks Jessica to wipe his memory so he won't have to deal with the guilt. Jessica refuses, so he finds another way to absolve himself — by telling his best friend, Hoyt, exactly what transpired between him and Hoyt's ex. It goes pretty terribly.