Several school children are touring Lake Erie aboard an excursion boat when "poor little rich boy" Ritchie McIntyre falls overboard. When Ritchie is brought back onboard the boat, he claims that he was pushed.
In Dallas, Tod and Buz are delighted to be staying at a hotel hosting a secretary's convention. Then Caine, a religious serial killer armed with nerve gas kidnaps Buz. He plans to kill Buz unless the city "repents".
In the small Maryland town of Hester, Buz encounters the Colby family (played by Maharis' relatives), people who bear a strong physical resemblance to him. He proceeds to look for their lost daughter, Dorothea, who he suspects may be his mother.
Tod and Buz are working on a fishing boat. The owner Leigh Adams is killed in an accident and his wandering daughter Prudence returns for the funeral. She takes over the boat and falls in love with Tod.