Sam is first seen in The Big City where a time capsule of Shirley Dixon is being dug up after a hundred years. Sam and his posse, consisting of Marty and Gary Smith, kill the Deputy Mayor in order to get Dixon's diary (the voice of a mute). With the left hand of a innocent murderer already in their possession, the last piece they need to leave the Ghost River Triangle is the locket of Stanley Gatewood's wife (a loveless heart). Wynonna Earp and Xavier Dolls arrive at Crown Surplus just as Sam's group starts taking hostages. They release three of the hostage, but keep Champ Hardy and Shorty, in return for Wynonna's help in opening the safe. After it's opened, Sam, Marty, and their three hostages flee the surplus store to a farm near the edge of the Ghost River Triangle. Sam shoots Marty when he gets upset that his host body, Shorty, is injured. Sam performs an incantation but when he's done, he realizes that Champ, his preferred host body has fled. He tries to inhabit Wynonna's body instead, but his spirit ends up in Shorty's body. He planned on fleeing with The Stone Witch in hopes of getting a new body, but Wynonna and Dolls are able to knock him out. Wynonna, now reunited with Peacemaker, shoots Sam and sends him to hell.
Despite working together for many years, the three of them aren't particularly close to each other. Sam doesn't seem upset when Marty temporarily kills Gary and later Sam shoots Marty when they fight over Champ's body.
Dolls suspects that they channel the powers of a hellhound
- Super strength
- Increased speed
- Finely tuned sense of smell