Well this all about Ryan's dysfunctional family. We learn about the love and hate for his Dad. Ryan's dad is a well hypocrite who talks about success but his whole life is a giant failure.
Ryan's acts like he hates him but like so many naive kids still loves him. We learn that Ray, Ryan's dad, has acquired Uncle Louis cursed antique pipe. The pipe has the power to spew out a mist which burns to death it's victims before making them disappear. The effects were decent for the time. They even showed decent make up as we see the faces of the poor victims burn to death.
Ray when confronted with accusations of the pipe and killing other people denies it of course which makes you root for the guy's death which happens at the end.
It was ok. It was like other episodes except we get background about Ryan's family.