Eric Hughes, an old college buddy of Jesse's arrives in Roswell to visit his chum and his new wife Isabel. Eric is a reporter and immediately senses that Isabel, Max and Michael might not be what they appear. He ingratiates himself enough with Jesse to get him to admit that even he has his doubts about his new wife. After spying on Michael using his powers, Eric steals Michael's emancipation file from Mr. Evans' office. When Jesse finds out he goes ballistic and throws Eric out. Isabel is rattled by how passionately Jesse reacts to Eric's betrayal and fears her own secrets might one day separate them.