A rapist and murderer named Teddy Jakes–the crematorium operator at a hospital prior to his conviction—is paroled after seven years in jail and returns to a small community to take revenge against a physician at the hospital named Dr. Carrington, whose testimony sent Jakes to prison rather than providing him with an alibi. Jakes kills the family's pet horse and begins a campaign of terror against Carrington and his family. Unable to get help from the authorities, Carrington and his wife take the defense of their family into their own hands and think they have killed Jakes. Jakes reappears, however, to befriend the physician's daughter Cindy, and he escalates his activities against the Carrington family. The Carringtons begin to believe that Jakes might be some type of undead, unkillable specter, although eventually a fight between Jakes and Carrington aboard a houseboat results in Jakes falling overboard and drowning. Originally conceived as a two-part episode, it instead aired on one evening as a single two-hour episode; it was the series' only two-hour episode and the only one to air on a Sunday. The episode was essentially a remake of the 1962 movie Cape Fear with an additional supernatural aspect.