This episode focused on how the father's past influenced the life of his sons.
The episode starts with Tom Clarke finally destroying Owen Crawford's career. Then we see how Owen's two children take different paths in life. The unloved Eric tries to do what Owen used to do, whilst his favourite Sam becomes a journalist going against what his father did.
Sam sees an article in a newspaper and takes him to Alaska where he meets a human/alien hybrid which was more alien than human. It ended up by killing him.
On another side we see how Jesse Keys comes back from the Vietman war a heroin addict. He reveals that he knew that he would come out of the war alive because "they" will help him out. By the end it seems that he has maybe found his love.
Meanwhile earlier Owen told Sam that when he met Jacob, he saw how he dies in his eyes. Whilst the jealous Eric tells his father that Sam is dead, he realises why Owen didn't love Eric as much as Sam. The reason was that when he saw his death, Owen saw himself dying from a stroke with Eric nearby. he will die with him nearby. Thus Owen was afraid of Eric, he knew that. And that is what happened.