At a seminar for inventors, Ray Dallion is curious about a younger attendee’s invention, which turns out to be a powerful weapon that would be a hot ticket to instant wealth if sold to a defense contractor. Ray lights an ornate pipe in the shape of a devil’s head, and its thick smoke envelops the weapon’s inventor, killing him slowly, agonizingly, and ultimately without a trace. Ray takes the designs for the weapon, passes them off as his own, and lands a plum defense job…as well as winning a new rival at that job, whose weapon has just been left on the back burner in favor of Ray’s new invention.
Ryan gets a wedding invitation from his estranged father’s new address, sent by his fiancee. Ryan and Mikki accept the invitation and Ryan and Ray Dallion stand face to face for the first time in years. Ray takes Ryan to his new workplace to show off the invention that changed his fortunes; Ryan is less than impressed to learn that it’s a weapon. Mikki learns from Ray’s fiancee that Ray’s Uncle Lewis gave him a pipe, and Mikki suspects it’s one of Uncle Lewis’ cursed objects, though she can’t convince Ryan of that…until she sees Ray dispatch his rival co-worker with her own eyes, again using the pipe. But Ray also knows that she’s seen something, making her his next target.
Cast: John D. LeMay (Ryan Dallion), Wendy Robey (Mickey Foster), Chris Wiggins (Jack Marshak), Michael Constantine (Ray Dallion), Frank Canino (Esposito), David Christoffel (Nathan Fielding), Marion Gilsenan (Connie), James Kidnie (John York), Nick Nichols (Buck Clemens), Darryl Shuttleworth (Keith Fielding), Christian Vidosa (General Abelar)
LogBook entry by Earl Green