Pete Hutter gets hold of a Chinese baby who happens to be the future Emperor of China. He is killed by "Chinese death stars" (but only temporarily) and Dixie Cousins gets hold of the baby. She ends up going to Brisco and Bowler for help. The head of the Black Lotus assassins after the baby, Chan, killed Brisco's mother when trying to get at his father, and also is an old rival of Brisco's contact and family friend Lee Pow (from the premiere episode). Further complicating things, they free Pete, who gets hold of the baby and tries to ransom it back for "Pete's Piece" and a da Vinci flying machine. Lee Pow and his allies show up along with the Black Lotus, and Chan defeats Lee Pow. Brisco manages to beat Chan, avenging his mother, and Dixie is invited to travel to China with the baby.