Love in Wolf Creek (2022) - full transcript

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♪ 'Cause together we get
stronger every day ♪

♪ My goal has changed ♪

♪ For the better, I love myself
all the way ♪

♪ I know I'm not on my own ♪

♪ Look at us, we're good to go
all the way ♪

♪ 'Cause together we get
stronger every day ♪

♪ Go all the way ♪

♪ 'Cause together we get
stronger every day ♪

♪ We're goin' our way ♪


Hey folks.
Thanks for calling this in.

[Hiker] Seems like it
came from up there.

Animal Rescue's on their way.

Hey, morning, Sheriff.

Are you okay with
me recording this?

Sure, Sunny.
You do your thing.

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Morning, Sam.

Sheriff Munn.

Let's see what we've got here.

You know what folks,
let's just move aside

and give Ms. Gavin
some space to work.

Hello there, little guys!

Looks like we got three little
eagles waiting to see the world.

Still warm?

Ah, warm enough, I think.

But I've got to get them
into an incubator - now.

Sam is an expert on birds.

She does this sort of
thing all the time.

She's my sister!

Another great job, Sam!

Give me a call when they hatch.

I will.

Sam! Say something really cool
to animal lovers everywhere.


We will get them back
to our wildlife refuge.

Okay. Sunny, we got to get
these guys into the incubator.

Sounds good, sis.


Get off your phone.


So I'm headed up to Highway 70.

We got a call this morning.

Spotted a wolf,
with four cubs in tow.

Really? Sweet!

They're finally migrating
back to Wolf Creek.

It certainly seems that way.

Okay, we should notify the
public that the wolves are back

just so they can be extra
cautious in the parks.

Yeah, we have every local radio
station spreading the word.

- Thanks, Sheriff.
- No problem.

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These will be safe until
they're ready to hatch.

We are going to have to build a
big space for them to grow into.


The Refuge's socials are
blowing up right now. Look!

Look how many views you have.

Oh, you posted that?


You already have over
a thousand likes.


If there's no photo,
it never happened.

Right, but for the animals
it actually needs to happen,

whether or not there's a photo.

Okay. Can't there be both,

Yeah, but the work comes first.

Look, it's great that people
love these flashy rescues, but

that's only a small part of
what I'm trying to do here.

I know. You deserve recognition

for all
the boring stuff you do too.

I don't need recognition,
the Refuge needs funding!

Likes and views do
not pay the bills.

I could be doing so much more.

Because saving abandoned eagle
eggs and single-handedly

bringing an entire wolf
population back to Wolf Creek

through your unrelenting
advocacy all before...

What is it? Nine a.m.
That's not enough for you?

No. No. The animals deserve
bigger and better enclosures,

and, we're running out of
feed for the horses, so...

You have not had your
morning coffee yet, have you?


I knew it!

I am putting on a pot, STAT.

Thank you!

There is a light ♪

♪ When it turns on
there is love ♪

♪ There is a light ♪

♪ Help turn the light on love ♪

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♪ Tell the neighbors ♪

♪ Tell the whole community ♪

♪ There may be a time
when I am drawn ♪

♪ To wander aimlessly ♪

♪ It's just the way ♪

♪ Life turned for you and me ♪

♪ But if you can see
the love I am ♪

♪ Then I will always be ♪

♪ There is a light ♪

♪ When it turns on
there is love ♪

♪ There is a light ♪

♪ Help turn the light on love ♪

♪ There is a light ♪

♪ Help turn the light on love ♪

[Samantha] No.

It's leaking again,
I know. I'm sorry.

I'll fix this for you.








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Hello, Wildlife Refuge.

Sam? Yeah, sure. One sec.



Help! Let me out!


Where are you?

Sunny! Sunny!


Sunny? Help!

Help! Let me out!


Are you okay?


I am, um, I am, I am fine.
I just...

Well, I need a minute.

Okay, breathe.

Um... I'll tell Livia
Baker to call back.

I don't know who she is.

What? No, no!

I have been trying to get a
meeting with them for a month!

They run the Tri-State
Animal Protection Fund.

They could change
everything for us.

Hi, ah, Ms. Baker...

Call me Livia.

It is wonderful
to speak with you.

[Livia] I'll cut
right to the chase here.

I've added Wolf Creek
Wildlife Refuge

to the shortlist
for our support.

Oh, my goodness.

That is incredible!

You can thank yourself.

Your eagle egg rescue video was
quite endearing. So caring.

Well I was just glad that I got
to those little guys in time.

They are doing really
well in the incubator.

[Livia] Well, that clip definitely
shone a light on you, but tell me...

Why is your Refuge the right
place for our donation?

Oh, well, we are located on
protected conservation land,

and we're close to town, so we
protect domesticated animals

and wildlife, doesn't
matter how big or small.


Uh, and, umm...

having a fear of
confined spaces myself, I

I empathize with the animals
being taken out of

their natural environments and
put into small unnatural spaces.

Huh! That's a fresh take.

And very photogenic.

The Board will like that.

[Livia] I mean, I'll have
to see it for myself.

Oh, of course.

We would love to give you
a tour of the facility.

We are very proud of it.

Fab. I'll tell my pilot.

See you tomorrow at 9 a.m.

T... Tomorrow?

I have to be back
in the city by noon.


Will that be a problem?

Uh... yeah!
I, ah, no no no! No.

Actually, tomorrow is perfect.

Ah, yeah, our animals and staff
are always ready for visitors.

I certainly hope so.

Your operation is smaller
than we normally fund,

but if it's as cute
as that video,

we may be able to do something.

Great! We will see you soon!

Views and likes don't
pay the bills, huh Sam?

There is no way I can get
this place presentable

and "cute" for tomorrow.

Lucky for you, your
favorite little sister

is here to help you out!

Leaking roofs
aren't cute, Sunny.

Old fences are not cute!

Broken latches are not cute!

This place is full of
your heart and your soul

and that is all the
animals care about.

It doesn't matter what's
broken and what needs fixing.

And that is what you are going
to show Livia tomorrow morning.

We just need a little spit
polish in this place.

Oh, and a nail gun to
fix the leaky roof.

So I'm going to run into town.

Could you start by moving
the horse trailer, please?


Grab some cupcakes
for me, will you.

I mean for Livia.

Everyone loves cupcakes!

Okay. Oh and don't actually
spit on things to clean them.



Thank you.

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Watch out!
Fruit on the loose!

Your animals won't mind a
bruise or two, will they?

Are you kidding?
Bess loves your apples.

Well, there's lots more
where these came from!

I'll bring some by after I
finish rotating the produce.

Okay. I gotta run.
I'll see you later, George.

All right.

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[Samantha] Hi! Six please.

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Who parks this close?


I don't have time for this.

Do you need a hand?

Actually, I need this truck
parked farther away from mine.


Not too many parking
spaces where I come from.

Where's that, the barnyard?

Well, not too far off. A ranch.

Lots of parking there.
No lines.

Is it strange?

Your vehicle seems to
be parked crooked,

over the line.


- May I...?
- No, I...

The cupcakes.

Yeah, ah...
Saved your coffee, though.

Ah, thanks but everybody
likes cupcakes!

You celebrating something?

I'm hoping to.
Don't want to jinx it.

And, it might be
too late for that.

It's never too late.

There's always time
to make it right.


Let me buy you
some new cupcakes.

It's the least that I can do.

These were the last
six at the café.

There's got to be more
cupcakes in this town.

Let me find some for you.

Thanks, but I'll get them to
deliver some more later tonight.

Well, I'll just...
I'll get out of your way then.

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And one and two.

I gave you a twenty, not a ten.

You owe me twelve
dollars, not two.


So you did!

I'm so sorry.

Have a nice day.

Good morning Ms. Spencer.

Oh, hi!

Um, I was hoping to rent
the nail gun for the day.

Oh, well. Let's just check
the rental log, shall we?


Can you believe it?
I left my glasses at home.

Would you be a dear
and read that for me?

Oh, of course.

Hmm. Looks like Mr. Peng has it

and it is due back
this afternoon.

Ah, well. I'll give you a
call when he returns it.

Thanks, but I won't be able
to swing by again today.

I have a potential donor
visiting tomorrow and I have a

'to-do' list that
is a mile long.

Oh. Well, I could drive it over
to you after I close up shop?

- Would that help?
- So much.

Thank you! You are a lifesaver.

- Oh!
- Excuse me.

So sorry. I...

Hello again.


I thought we had a chat about
giving people more space?

Austin? Is that you?

Oh! How was the drive?
You must be starving!

I grabbed a little
bite at the cafe.

Thin as a rail!

Sam, this is my grandson Austin.

Hey! Maybe you two should
get to know each other

since he's going to be
here for a few weeks.

Um... I'm not really
here on vacation.

Never-you-mind why you're here,
you can still have some fun!

I'll leave you two to it.

I'll see you soon, Mariana.


I think you two would
really hit it off!

If you're done
playing matchmaker...


I've really missed you, Nana.


Now, let's find you
a place to sit down.

Oh come on.

You must get lonely
out there on the ranch?

I got a whole herd
to watch over.

The ranch keeps me real busy.

There are more things in
the world than being busy.

Did you move the garden center
to the front of the store?

Well, I just thought that
those heavy bags would be

more convenient for
everyone there.

We need to find you
a place to sit down.

Because Dr. Tully said...

Dr. Tully is a worrywart!
Now look...

I asked for you to come here,
but I didn't ask for you

to treat me like a child.

Sometimes a person just
needs a little help

adjusting to a new path.

Like when you sent me
to do work on the ranch

so I would stop hot-wiring cars.

It was a rough transition.


You are stubborn as a mule.

Look. The last thing I want

is for people to treat
me any differently.

And that includes you.

Yes ma'am.


Sorry, we don't carry those.

They're standard ammunition.

Well, Wolf Creek is a
conservation area,

so we really don't have the
need for shells that size.

That's too bad.

Is there anything
I can help you with?

He's looking for
bullets for his rifle.

[Austin] You'll have to
try the next town over.

It's about 40 miles
north of here.

I'll do that.


Who was that?


Sam! Sam!

Bess is acting strange.
I need you now!



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What's the matter girl?

[Mariana] Ah! What on earth
does this say?

Don't worry about the agreement.

I will close the rental
once I'm done here.

Oh great!

And then you can drive the nail
gun over to Sam at the Rescue.

Maybe you two could bond

over your love for
the great outdoors.

Nana, don't push it.

Okay, fine! Forget it.

You can close the shop
and I will drive it over.

No. It is not safe
for you to drive

with your vision
the way that it is.

Well then, I guess you're going.

I won't be long.

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Nail gun delivery.

It's a beautiful horse.

What seems to be bothering her?

She won't let me
near her right side.

I don't know what
the problem is.

Mind if I try?


Be careful. Bess can get
uneasy around strangers.

I'm okay with uneasy.

Ranchers, we don't care
about parking spaces.

But riding, wrangling
and skittish horses,

we've got a soft spot for those.

Well, if you think
you can help her

please, be my guest.

She's fine. I got her.

[Austin] Easy girl.

Looks like she's got a splinter.

[Samantha] Ouch! How
did that happen?

[Austin] I've seen it happen
before at the ranch.

It's not that uncommon.

I got it.

Thank you.

You really have a
way with horses.

Ah, horses are sometimes easier
to understand than people.


Come on.

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[George] You gotta do something!
I didn't mean to!

I mean, I didn't see it!
- George. Slow down.

Catch your breath.
[Austin] What happened?

There was a wolf on the road.
I tried to brake...

A wolf? Are you sure?

Yeah. It was twice the size of
any coyote I've ever seen.

It was probably a male.
An alpha.

There haven't been wolves
in this town since

they were being poached
for their pelts.

It probably migrated
south with the others.

I was driving down Highway 70.
It ran off.

I found blood heading
west into the woods.

It may not be able to run very far.
- I have to help it.

Losing an adult member of
the pack could destroy it.

Sam! You're leaving now?

We have prepping to do for
the walkthrough.

I'll only be gone
for a few hours.

Just take the lead
until I get back.


There's a to-do
list on the desk,

and a binder full of
instructions for the animals.

Okay. I can feed a few
things, clean a few things.

Just please follow
the instructions.

This meeting has to go

I got it.

I'll stick around too.
I mean, it's the least I can do.


[softly] Thank you.

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I'll come with you.

It's not necessary.

I've been tracking lost
ranch animals half my life.

I'll help you find that wolf.

I'm faster alone.

Sam, are you sure?

[Austin] An injured animal.
Be extra cautious.

He won't be easy to find.

Thanks but this isn't
my first rescue.

Two sets of eyes
are better than one!

Fine! Let's move.

If we going to save this pack
we've got to find this wolf

as soon as possible.

Don't slow me down.

I won't.

Please save that wolf.

We will.

What can I do?

You can go get Mariana for me.
Stay with her till I get back.

You've got it! No problem.

She won't be happy about it,
but you stay with her. Okay?

She denies it, but her vision's
been giving her a hard time.

Don't worry. We're in the
business of care giving.

Some of that training
with wild animals

might come in handy also.


Let's take my truck.

We'll find him faster on these.


Well, that was unexpected.

Uh huh.

Okay, George.
It's just you and me now.

But this'll be a breeze.

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What was the wolf doing
alone, on a highway,

in the middle of the day?

Maybe he was hungry?

No. Wolves are social creatures,
they're pack animals.

Their instinct is to stick
together, survive together.

Not always.



He's heading west.

That's impressive.

The wildlife protected
habitat's like ten miles west.

He's headed home!

Look, we're at least
an hour behind.

But we can make up time
if we stick to the trail.

Well, keep your eyes peeled.

Cause he's going to stay on
the path to conserve energy.

After you, Tracker Man.


[Mariana] Oh, now.
This is silly!

Come on. Take me home now.

Oh, come on, Mariana.

Austin will only be
gone for a few hours.

And he thought it would be
nice if you visit us here

at the Refuge
until he gets back.

So I set you up with
a TV in the office.

Make you a nice
cup of herbal tea...


- Hey Sunny!
- Hey!

Don't mind this guy.

He means well but
fussing is in his nature.

I was only offering
hospitality to our guest!

You don't need to entertain me.

Well that's good, because
we have no time.

Sam has a huge to-do list for us

before for the donor
walk through tomorrow.

Oh great! Sign me up.
I'd love to help.

No, no, no, no. Mariana, you
can't do all of that!

This is all my fault.
Listen, I can...

Actually, we could use an
extra set of capable hands.

Let's go get you some gloves!

Oh, thank goodness.

If I had to sit in front
of a TV and sip tea...


You got any coffee around here?

Yeah we do.

I guess I'll just get
started on the fence?

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If he's heading west,
we'll lose the trail here.

Yeah. There's underbrush
for about a mile or so.

Then it thins out a bit.

The den's probably
just after that.

Safe passage.
That's positive.

The wolf still has
his wits about him.


It's still wet.

We're not that far behind.

We've got movement...
Eleven o'clock.

About a hundred yards ahead.

Oh yeah. That's him!

His gait is short.

He's in pain but he
looks determined.

I think I can hit him
with a tranquilizer dart.

We got to be fast or we're
going to lose him in the bush.

Whoa wait! You can't just go
running down there

without a plan.
- I have a plan.

I'm going to get as close as
possible to use the tranq gun.

That's not a plan, Sam.


The odds of you
making this shot...

Don't tell me what I can't do!

Look, if we head downwind
we create a distraction

and maybe we can slow it down.

Or we spook him and
lose him for good.

Are you even close enough?

This is the closest
shot I'm going to get!



[Samantha] Oh no!

I cannot believe
I missed that shot!


We're going to find another way.

I promise.


Does this trail wind
around the mountain?

Yeah. To the ranger station
then it loops back around.

Then we head back to the trail.

We get the ATV's and we bring
them around these trees.

[Samantha] And then we wait for
the wolf to come out

on the other side!

[Austin] That's good.
We're going to be faster

on these vehicles than we
would be on foot anyway.



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You are the cutest thing ever.
Look here.

Look here. It's going to
be a little video. Hi!

You still got it going on, girl.
Right? There you go.

Hey! There's our team!

What's the team update?

The fence is fixed. And
the roof has no leaks.

And I have scrubbed
the examination room.

[George] It has never
looked so clean!

I thought maybe I'd start
on the reception area next.

Are you sure?
That's a big space.

I can help you with that.
- No, I think I've got it covered.

Oh, and you don't need to
chew my food for me either.


Okay. I'm just going to
take a bit more video,

because she is so cute.

Aren't you?

Hailey hasn't been
her happy self since

she lost her job
as a service dog.

Oh! Forced into early
retirement? Huh?

Oh that's sad.

She'll make a great
companion for someone

who will give her a chance.

Chin up, girl, huh.

[whispers] It's not over
till we say it's over.


Okay, Sunny. I think you
should put the phone down now

because we still have
a lot of work to do.

Do you want to come with me?
Let's go. Okay.

Good girl. Good girl!

Not too fast! Not too fast!

I'll move those out of the way.

I'll give you a hand.

Every minute counts if we're
going to get to this wolf.



This way.

[Samantha] All right. Looks
like it's up and over.

Up that?

I think we should
head back and around.

I really don't feel
like breaking an ankle.

It's too far. We'll lose him if
we go all the way around.

Don't worry, cowboy.

I am a good teacher.

I believe that you are

but we don't even know
if he was strong enough

to climb up through the bush.

You're a tracker.
You know he's over there.

I really don't like
leaving the ATVs.

Plus we need a vehicle
to bring him back.

The old ranger station has a
truck we can use, if we need to.

Look, we just got
to get climbing.

Promise me that you are
the best teacher ever.

[Samantha] It's easy. We just go
up, across, and, boom!

We're on the other side.
- Boom?

Let's try to avoid any
of those on this rescue.


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You, ah, don't do too much
rock climbing on the ranch?

I like having my feet firmly
planted on the ground.

I think we're past
the toughest part.

Well, here's to hoping.

Plan ahead.

See your path and then see your
next two moves before you go.

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See. That wasn't so hard.

Okay. Good.

You're so cute. But keep
taking that medicine.

Come on! Come on!

What on earth is going on?

Catty's just not really
taking his medicine.

- Here... here.
- Here Catty, look.

Here Catty.

- Catty can be fussy.
- Good girl.


[Sunny] I have no idea
how Sam does this.

It's so much work!

I can't get one of these animals
to listen to a word I said. Hi!

I think she's able to
do her job because

she listens to the animals.

You know, what they need.

You know, I think it might be
time to put the phone down,

roll up your sleeves
and get some work done.

I don't think the 'phone
filter' is helping any.

Just one more, one more.

Ah ha! There you are!

I was very sorry to hear
about your retirement.

Are you just going
to sleep all day?

You know, we've been
dealt short hands.

My husband Tom
died two years ago.

And now my eyes.

But it's not the end of me.

No matter what George
and Dr. Tully

and Austin have to say.

I will show them.
I can get by just fine!

Well. Enough chit chat.

Time to get back to work.

Hey! Where is that
other silly glove?



I see! You want to
be useful too. Right?

Okay then. Off we go.

[Sam] So, you're just in Wolf
Creek for a few weeks then?

[Austin] Something like that.
Hopefully I can

get back to the ranch soon.

[Samantha] It's nice that
you're staying with Mariana.

She must be so happy.

[Austin] I wouldn't say that
she's happy about it.

[Samantha] Oh! Keep your eyes
out for wasps nests.

They're everywhere this season.

[Samantha] Okay, they're
not that hard to see.

You don't have to
walk so slowly.

I think that we're
being followed.

I don't see anything.

Yeah, it doesn't mean
that they're not there.

Okay. We have to
keep moving forward.

If we cut off the wolf, we
can be home before nightfall.

It's only going to
take a few minutes.

If we stop and check the area.

Okay, but every minute matters!

I have the biggest meeting
of my life tomorrow.

I have to be home to prep.

I get that you're concerned
about your funding,

but I'm concerned
about our safety.

Okay, please Austin. There's no
reason to be overly cautious.

I know the time
is of the essence.

But caution pays off when
it comes to tracking.

I've never lost a member of my herd.
- Sounds like we're both right.

Why don't you stay and make
sure we're safe from behind.

And I'll keep moving and try to cut off the wolf.
- All right.

I'm going to do a quick sweep
and then I'll catch up with you.


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No tracks.

Looks like I got here first.


Okay boy, don't move.




No! Don't shoot!



Hey! What are you doing? You
can't hunt wolves here!

It was running right at you.

Sorry, I was trying
to protect you!

I don't need you to protect me!
That wolf is injured.

I'm trying to...

Oh, that's too bad.


Help! Help!

Looks like little Lassie's
fallen down a well!

No, you have to get me out of
here! I'm claustrophobic!

All right all right all right.
I'm going. I'm going.



Austin! Austin Austin.
I'm down here!

What happened? Are you hurt?

My ankle! Help me!

We got to get her
out of there now!

Sam, it's going to be all right.

Just take a breath.

Are you crazy?
You're going down there too?

She's not gonna be able to
climb out of there by herself.

You can help to
pull us up after.

Sam! I'm coming down!

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Why would you...

Ow ow ow!

Hey. Hey! Look at me.
Look at me. Look in my eyes.

I know it's hard.
But everything is all right.

[Austin] You are safe.
You are not in danger.

We are going to get
you out of here.

Hey, we are ready for
that help any time!

Help? [scoffs]

Yeah, I'm afraid
I can't do that.

No no no no!
Please please please!

See little Lassie
said she's out here

trying to save the wolf.

[Calvin] Well the problem is,
I'm trying to bag it.

You were never
trying to help me.

No, no, no.

See that wolf is worth a lot
more to me dead than alive.

That pelt will set me
up for an entire year.

No, no, no, no.
You can't do that!

You'll devastate the pack
if you kill their alpha!

It's not my problem if they're
not strong enough to survive.

[Austin] Think about this! It is
not worth it, whatever the payday.

Just help us out of here!

I can't have you out
here running around,

ruining my shot again.

You're a poacher!

That's an endangered,
injured animal, man.

You're a coward!

This is a great lesson for
you about the food chain.

You see, there's predator
and there's prey.

Every single creature
has its place.

So everyone just
needs to stay in line.

You can't just leave us
down here! She needs help.

Don't worry.

I'll come back for you
after I bag this wolf.

Well, probably.

[Calvin] All right. But you
don't go anywhere.

Hey, hey, hey.
Look at me.

Everything is going
to be all right. Okay?

You are safe.

And I'm going to
get you out of here.


Everything is going to be
all right. I'm safe.

That's right.

Hey, close your eyes.
Just close them.

All right.

Now breathe in and
count to three.

And then breathe out.
And count to three.

Ready? We'll do it together.

One, two, three...

And one, two, three...


That's right.

Everything's going to be okay.

[she repeats]
Everything's going to be okay.

You are safe.

I'm safe.

Okay. Okay?

All right. Now I need you
to think about that wolf.

Because he's still out there
and he needs us more than ever.

So we need to focus so we
can find a way out of here

so we can help him.

- Okay?
- Okay.

You just keep breathing
and keep counting.

There's nothing
solid to hold on to!

[Samantha] Austin, stop.
It's getting dark.

Yeah, but I mean
if I can just...

Austin stop!
It's dangerous.

We're never going to get out
of here if we're both injured.


I am okay.

We will wait until first light.



[Sunny] Mariana!
Can you get that? I'm busy.


Okay, okay! Give me a minute.

Oh! How does this thing work?


Okay, I'm coming!


[Samantha] I hate the idea of
being stuck down here

while that awful excuse
for a human is out there.

I think he's been following
us to get to the wolf.

He has no clue how to track.
He's probably a terrible shot.

He's only in it for the payday.

Yeah. And there's
lots just like him.

I keep fighting for
protective wildlife laws,

but I am fighting a losing battle.
- Sorry.

Yeah. Yeah. Every animal that
comes through the Refuge

is there because
of human action.

Either ignorance or
pollution, or neglect.

And I am risking everything...

My life savings, my life.

Is it worth it?

Risking everything for one
animal over and over again?

That's a decision you going
to have to make on your own.

I do know this...

On the ranch, every life
in the herd matters.

Yeah, but...

This might come to an
impossible decision of saving

this one wolf or saving lots of
animals by saving the Refuge.

I can't keep it going if I
don't get this new funding.

Animals don't need much.

They certainly don't
need money to survive.

They get by with what they have.

All right. How's that?

That's better.

Thank you...

For being stupid enough
to jump down here after me.

You're welcome?



At least we're stuck
down here together.

Yeah. That part's okay.

Okay, I gotta admit,
this place looks amazing.

Even without the filter.


All right. We are
done Sam's list.

So why don't the two of you
head home and get some rest.

You know it's rather late.

You don't think something
happened out there, do you?

No. No they're fine.


They wouldn't even be out
there if it wasn't for me.

It was an accident, George.
Stop torturing yourself.

Sam is better than anyone
I know in those woods.

And Austin is an
outdoors man all the way.

He would know not
to trek in the dark.

And if they're still out there,
the wolf is still out there.

You know, I think I'll stay
and wait with Sunny here.

Sam and Austin might need
me when they get back.

Well, you can take Sam's
apartment upstairs.

And I'll crash on the couch.

You know, I'll
sleep in the truck.

Be here when they get back.

Okay. Let's get some rest.

We have a beautiful place
to show off tomorrow.

♪ ♪

I feel ridiculous.

I am a grown woman and I just
panic in small dark spaces.

It's not stupid.
It obviously affects you.

Yeah. It started
when I was a kid.

I had a dog and it ran
into a den in the woods.

And I followed it
and I got stuck.

And I just haven't
been able to shake it.

We all have our things.

I hate earwigs.

You're afraid of earwigs?

I didn't say I was afraid,
I said I didn't like them.

Just say 'no' to
animals with pincers.

Okay, well...

I guess a fear of lobsters
is understandable.

Hey. Scorpions
have pincers, too.


But thank you.

I don't know if I would've
got through this without you.

Well, I'm glad I could help.

I just wish that there was a
way for me to help my Nana.

Mariana? She does not strike
me as a 'taking help' type.

Yeah well, pretty soon
she won't have a choice.

She has macular degeneration
in both of her retinas

and she'll be completely
blind in six months.

She doesn't want to face it.

And I can't fix it.

Well, maybe you're not
supposed to fix it.

Maybe just being there like you
have been for me, that's enough.

The best we can hope for in life

is that we don't have
to go through it alone.


That's him! He's alive!

And pretty close,
by the sounds of it.

And did you hear that? That's
his pack looking for him.

Hey we're going to find him.
I promise.

How can you be so sure?

Because I trust my gut.
And I don't give up.

Neither do I.

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Well, um...

We should get some sleep

if we're going to head
out at first light.


Good night.

Good night.







♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[Austin] I wonder if
she packed any water?

Sam. Wake up! Wake up!

Look, it's not much. But I
think I found a way out of here.


How's your ankle?

It's better.
It's less swollen.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Watch it.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I don't know
which way to walk ♪

♪ It hurts to hear you talk ♪

♪ About the places we won't be ♪

♪ It hurts to hear you talk ♪

- You ready?
- Okay.

♪ ♪

♪ This crazy messed up world ♪

♪ Don't be the one
to say I can't ♪

♪ Cause I, I can too ♪

♪ I can too ♪

♪ I can too ♪

♪ I can too ♪

[Austin] Come on.
You're almost here.

♪ Oh... ♪

[laughing] That's one way to
wake up in the morning.

Who needs coffee?

I'd still take a coffee.

It's on me when
we get back home.

It's a date.

So... is this it?

Are you heading back
to meet that donor?

I've put my heart and
soul in that Refuge.

It can speak for itself.

Let's go save this wolf.

♪ ♪

Still no word from
either of them, huh?

No. But this is not the first
time Sam's been on a rescue

all night without being
able to make a call.

There's no cell service on
the west side of the highway.

So I think we just
keep going like

this is all part of the plan.

And let's think
positive thoughts.

I think Sam's going to get back
here before the donor arrives.

That's the spirit dear.
Anything can happen!

What a beautiful morning!



Oh no!

Was this part of the plan?

The cupcakes!

What happened?
Did the raccoon get out?

Yeah, it's open!

Oh dear.

I think that might
have been my fault.

It doesn't matter. We have
to clean it up. Fast.

[Samantha] We should watch
our step through here.

Fresh tracks! Come on!

Everything all right?
- Yeah. It's just,

the facility
tour is happening any minute,

and I can't help but worry.



Yellow Jackets! Run!

[Austin] Why didn't you
warm me about the wasps?

[Samantha] I did warn you
about the wasps!

[Austin] No other choice.
We've gotta jump.

This is really high.

I, I don't think I can...
- Yes you can!

Trust me. You can do this.
- Okay.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


Did we lose 'em?

Oh yeah!



I thought we said we were
going to watch our step?

That's very funny.

That looks like a bad one.

Yeah. It's going to be okay.
Just stings.

You didn't happen to
take a mental note

of which way we ran, did you?

Not after the twentieth sting.

Which is too many
stings for one day.

Let's not step on any
more wasps' nest today.



That sounded pretty close.

- Yeah.
- Let's go.

Well, this place looks
more than half-decent!

A little more.


Oh! She's here!

I'll start the tour in here.
You two go finish out back.

Come on, Sam, where are you?

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Livia! Hi! Come on in.

Welcome to Wolf Creek!

I am Sunny Gavin,
Social Media Maven.

Great job on the socials.

Definitely caught my attention.

Where's Samantha?

Sam. Yes. Sam is just out.

She is trying to rescue a wolf.

A wolf?

I thought they were quite
endangered around here?

They are! Which is why

Sam dropped
everything to go rescue it.

Oh. But she'll be back before...

Before we know it.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪



Looks like his
shot missed again.

Then where is...?


He probably lost a lot of blood.

We have to get around the
poacher to get to him.

We got to get to him now.


What do you think you're doing?


This is a good lesson for
you about the food chain.

Everything has a place.
And poachers?

They're at the very bottom.

Well, it doesn't matter.
You're too late

You see I shot that wolf
yesterday afternoon.

So it's been bleeding
out for a day now.

Tight space, Sam.

Everything will be okay.


Hey pup. I'm here to help.



One, two, three...


One, two, three...

[Samantha] You can do this.

Everything is okay.


The wolf's been shot.

The wound looks infected and
I don't have the proper tools

to take out the bullet out here.

We've got to get it back to the
Refuge as soon as possible!

Are you sure you can carry
the wolf with that ankle?

I'm good enough.

With the extra weight, it's
going to take us twice as long

to make it back to the ATVs.

We'll be lucky to make it
back there by the end of day.

I'm sorry.

I know how important
this meeting was to you.

Thank you. But it's not over.

Well there has to
be another way back.

A short cut to the highway?

Hey! Where did you
stash your vehicle?

Hm mm mm. You know,
I don't remember.

Well he was on foot
at the ranger station

so it has to be around
there somewhere.

The ranger station!
We just got to get back there!

We can use their truck

and then take the south
trail back to the highway.

And then we can use
the radio there

to SOS Sunny and tell her that
there's an incoming surgery.

It's worth a try.
- Yeah.

Sure. Yeah. I love it.

[LAUGHS] Amazing. You guys are
trying to save the world.

Oh wait...

Nobody cares.

- What do we do about him?
- What about him?

We can't just leave him here

tied up in the
middle of nowhere.

It's cruel.

[Austin] I think he could
use a lesson in cruelty.

Yeah, well, then we
are no better than him.

We'll take him back
to the station.

I'll radio Sheriff Munn and
tell her to pick him up.

You're lucky that she wants
to do the right thing.

Don't try anything.

I won't hesitate to shoot you
and leave you in the woods.

Oh yeah. Sure. I believe you.


I'll get the wolf
on the stretcher.

Is the facility this way?

Yes. Are you sure I can't
get you a cup of tea?

Maybe some Jasmine or Earl Grey?
Or something?

No. No, I'm fine. Thank you.

I would just like
to see the facility.

Yes. Right. Okay.

Well, the facility. Well you've
already seen the reception area.

So... Whoa, whoa, whoa.

[Sunny shouts] Why don't we go
see the animals in the back!

Here we come!

They're coming!

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[Austin] Keep moving.
Over there.

Get comfy.

Let's go in and
radio Officer Munn.

You think it's safe
to leave him alone?

He's not going anywhere unless
he plans on walking to town.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Hello this is Samantha Gavin.

I'm at the ranger station, north
of town, west of Highway 70.

I need help!


Radio working?

I can't get through.

All right. Keep trying.

I'm going to grab the truck.




Woah, woah, woah,
woah, woah, woah!

I'd move if I were you.

Unless you want to
end up like road kill.

I can't let you take that truck.

Enough with the hero act.

Besides, this wolf is
as good as dead anyway.

Well, then you got
what you wanted.

Not yet.



Come on... Come on!

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[Samantha] We have to get
the wolf on the operating table.

Time is ticking.

♪ ♪


You love this place and these
animals, don't you Sunny?

That plus your social media
skills equals impressive.

Not that your sister
isn't impressive.

Of course she is.

Oh, this place really isn't
the same without Sam.


It's her heart and soul.

Every single animal is so
so important to her here.

Oh, I get that.

It's just Wolf Creek
doesn't exactly

meet my group's
criteria for funding.

Not high profile enough.

Big enough.

Not big enough yet.

This is where you
come in, Livia.

We have the community support.

We have the need in this area.

We are making a difference.

Oh, I appreciate that. I do.

And, who knows, maybe next time.


[Sheriff Munn shouting]

Gunshot wound. Prep for surgery.

On it!

Stand back please!
- Oh! Okay.

X-ray first, surgery second.

I need to see the
extent of the wound.

Got it!

Someone shot that poor wolf?

Is he going to be okay?


[Samantha] I got to give
him a pain medication.

He's going to need it.

Samantha Gavin...

Cool under pressure.

[Samantha] Here's some
anesthesia, in case he wakes up.

[Samantha] Help me get him
ready for the x-ray.

That way we can tell
what the deal is.

♪ ♪


Good boy.

So I didn't hit the wolf?

[Austin] No. He was
shot by a poacher.

You likely only saw it
out there on the highway

because he was already injured.

[Samantha] We've got to get
this wound cleaned.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


Your sister has skills.

Don't forget compassion.

Smarts... Grit.

♪ ♪

[Sunny] With more resources
Sam could work wonders

for this entire region.

Maybe she could.

Oh, thank heavens.

Thankfully you found that wolf.

You two make a great team.

You might be right, Nana.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


Sam, this is quite something.

I'll be in touch.


Oh, you're leaving already?

I'm sorry I wasn't here.
Maybe we could, uh...

No, not today, I'm afraid.

Wait! You can't go yet.

It's our fault that the
Refuge is out of sorts. It is.

Mariana never intended to leave

the latch to the
raccoon cage open.

She couldn't see it properly, so
the little guy got out

and they made this huge mess.

I should have been the one
to keep it under control.

No, it was broken already.
That's my fault.

I was supposed to fix it,

but then I got distracted by
the horse and then the wolf...

Well, you certainly wear
a lot of hats around here.

You gotta do the best
with what you have.

I'll come back when
you have the designs

for the immersive habitats
you mentioned on the phone.

I can't make the final decision
without the board's approval.


I am beyond impressed by
the dedication and love

I've seen here today.

I can't think of a better place,

or more caring
people to support.

I will be in touch.

Now, I'm sorry, but my pilot
threatens to quit

time I'm late for a flight.


What just happened?
Did you just save the Refuge?

I think we all did!

Oh, thank you guys!

I could not have
done it without you!

Oh, yeah. Easy breezy.

Just bubbles and cupcakes.

And raccoons!

Oh my!

Thank you.

You're incredible!

I mean, you did it.
You saved him.

We did it.

Anybody got anything
to drink around here?

I think it's time to celebrate!

I might have something.

♪ ♪


♪ [happy music starts] ♪

♪ I think something's going
to change this year ♪


You must be my poacher.

♪ ♪

Yeah, you can keep that
smile all the way to jail.

♪ I think I'll share
my treasure with you ♪

♪ And I think it's time
I cut these strings ♪

♪ I think my soul
is ready to fly ♪

♪ All these doubts can't hold
these dreams ♪

♪ The fear in me
has chosen to die ♪

♪ I am free to be ♪

♪ Be who I'm created to be ♪

♪ I am free to be ♪

♪ Be who I'm created to be ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I'll color the sky
with magic and dance ♪

♪ I'll color the sky with hope ♪

♪ I'll fill these hours
by taking a chance ♪

♪ I've not much farther to go ♪

♪ The world is flat
before my feet ♪

♪ Well I can walk
with the very best ♪

♪ And if I fall like
the waves on a beach ♪

♪ The fight in me
will stand the test ♪

♪ I am free to be ♪

♪ Be who I'm created to be ♪

♪ Yeah I am free to be ♪

♪ Be who I'm created to be ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


You take care out there, okay?

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

I, ah...

I always have a hard
time with good byes.

I know.

Part of the job.
Catch and release.

So, um...

I guess you'll be heading
to the ranch soon?

Well, you know, as much
as I like the ranch,

I realize that it's being
outside, helping animals.

That's what I love the most.

And I don't know what it is, but

something is telling me that
maybe I should stay around here.

With you.

Well, you gotta trust
those gut instincts.

Hasn't been wrong yet.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Whoa... ♪

♪ Whoa... ♪

♪ Whoa... ♪

♪ Whoa... ♪

♪ I'm ready to start over ♪

♪ Take the world right
into my hands ♪

♪ Living my life the best
that I can ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Letting go of my old ways ♪

♪ Ready to take
a second chance ♪

♪ I'm starting to embrace
who I am ♪

♪ Yeah, who I am ♪

♪ ♪

♪ We're on our way ♪

♪ Cause together we get stronger
every day ♪

♪ My goal has changed ♪

♪ For the better, I love myself
all the way ♪

♪ I know I'm not on my own ♪

♪ Look at us, we're good to go ♪

♪ All the way ♪

♪ Cause together we get
stronger every day ♪

♪ We're going our way ♪