Rudy tracks down the person who is behind Estep's power. Wes gets beaten up by Falconetti and is confronted for the last time by Rudy.
After the failed attempt on their lives Rudy and Wesley argue over what should be done about Falconetti. Billy needs Rudy's help to get Annie's career going. Diane Porter, staying at Rudy's house in Withby, tries to seduce Wesley.
Wesley's near death convinces Scotty to call off the strike. Billy tries to get Annie's singing career going. Rudy and Maggie look for a chink's in Estep's armor.
The sudden arrival of Maggie's daughther Diana complicates the budding relationship of the senator and his lawyer. Billie's first success makes him purchase a sports car with which he tries to impress Ramona. Rudy attempts to put an end to the strike by facing the political forces behind it, with unfortunate results.moreless
The strike at the plant causes a rift between Wesley and Ramona. Billy discovers a new singing talent and convinces his boss to give her a chance. Rudy and Maggie's relationship slowly develops from business to something personal. And all the time Falconetti plots his revenge.
During a trip to Vietnam Rudy discovers that an old friend's betrayal is threatening Duncan Calderwood's business. A chance meeting with Julie promises new opportunities until fate decides otherwise. The loss of two people who had an important impact on his life makes Rudy reconsider his future. Meanwhile Wesley seems to be repeating his father's mistakes, while Billy resents Rudy's attempts to help him.moreless
After Tom's death Rudy offers to raise Tom's son Wesley, even though his own marriage to Julie is coming to an end. As Rudy becomes gradually disillusioned in his political career, Wesley enjoys life very much like his father did.