"I Am Wild Dog": Susan King was reporting on Wild Dog, using photos from the skirmish at Arsenal Island. After, Susan finished her report, she was approached by Andy Flint, who told her that he was not getting far in his investigation of Wild Dog. Susan pointed out t
- I'm against anybody who uses violence to force their beliefs, their will, on the rest of us.
- — Wild Dog
Synopsis for "I Am Wild Dog"
Susan King was reporting on Wild Dog, using photos from the skirmish at Arsenal Island. After, Susan finished her report, she was approached by Andy Flint, who told her that he was not getting far in his investigation of Wild Dog. Susan pointed out that if Wild Dog was on Arsenal Island, their suspects would be narrowed down. However, Flint said that there were too many military personnel and tourists on the island for him to figure out which one of them was Wild Dog. As Andy walked with Susan to her van, she claimed that she had done research on him, Jack, Graham, and Lou, and that she knew which one of them was Wild Dog. Susan said that she would reveal it when the "time was right", because she did not wish to "end a good story."
Later, Andy went to Graham at a shooting range and informed him that he suspected him of being Wild Dog. However, Graham responded that he said a day earlier that he wanted to contact Wild Dog. Andy suspected that Graham may have just said that in order to divert his attention. Graham offered to let Andy fire a few rounds from his gun and asked him why he was so "interested" in working with Wild Dog. Andy responded that he was interested in catching him. Additionally, Andy ruled out Jack Wheeler from being Wild Dog. Next, Andy went to Lou and confronted him about the possibility of being Wild Dog as his wife was killed by terrorists in an explosion of a plane. Later on, Lou speculated that Jack Wheeler could be Wild Dog, which he explained why.
In a flashback, Jack was a top college draft pick, the prom king, and the most popular student in his school. In his sophomore year of college, Jack was cut from the football team after a knee injury, subsequently losing his scholarship and getting him removed from the school, as he could not afford to pay his tuition. Next, Jack joined the United States Marine Corps in order to pay his tuition for college. Jack was stationed in Beirut, where his comrades were blown up by terrorists. Jack survived the explosion, but was wounded. After Beirut, Jack returned to college, where he met Claire Smith and became good friends with her. After a while, the two became lovers. Sometime later, Claire would get into "accidents", which involved cars almost running into her, until one actually did, landing her in the hospital. When Jack and Claire were outside of the latter's eponymous shop, a safe fell from a high story, almost killing them both. One day, when Jack and Claire were at an amusement park, a man pulled over and gunned the latter of the lovers down, killing her. After Claire's funeral, Andy promised Jack that he would find her killer. Later on, Andy called Jack to reveal information to him; Claire's last name was not really Smith, it was Carmonti, and that she was the daughter of a mob boss from Chicago, who was killed a year earlier. Sometime later, Jack was informed that Claire was the only heir to the Carmonti family and that her only heir happened to be him, making him a millionaire. However, Jack refused the money, calling it blood money. That evening, at the Chalet Inn, Wild Dog stormed in and attacked the Vespucci brothers, Carmine and Carlo, who were part of the family that killed Claire.
Later, Andy entered Jack's shop and confronted him about being Wild Dog. Andy pointed out that Jack was the only one who wore combat boots during the previous day, which also resembled those worn by Wild Dog. Jack explained that he was against anybody who uses violence to force their beliefs and/or will against other people. Next, Jack asked Andy if he could be his contact in the police department, which he hesitated to respond. Suddenly, a news report on the radio came up about a terrorist attack at City Hall.
Appearing in "I Am Wild Dog"
- Wild Dog (Flashback and main story)
- Committee for Social Change
- Vespucci Crime Family
- Carlo Vespucci
- Carmine Vespucci
- United States Marine Corps
- Chief Davis (Mentioned only)
- Lynette (Mentioned only)
- Claire Carmonti (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback only)
- Quad Cities
- Arsenal Island
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum
- Wheeler's Auto Repair and Customization
- Chalet Inn
- Arsenal Island
- Wild Dog Recommended Reading