Air date: July 30th, 1984
Santa Barbara, July 30th, 1979. In the Capwell residence, a reception is being held in honour of Channing Jr, one of the off-spring of powerful C.C.. Accepting a note inviting him to go to the office, Channing Jr leaves the guests and enters the room when somebody fires at him. Five years later, Joe Perkins is released from prison for good behaviour. In the Capwell residence, where the engagement of Kelly Capwell and of her partner Peter Flint is being celebrated, it is disappointment that C.C. and his elder son Mason feel learning that the man imprisoned for the murder of Channing Jr was released and is getting ready to return to Santa Barbara. The announcement of this news by television on the contrary excites Marisa and Jade Perkins, the mother and sister of Joe. They get ready to welcome Joe home, in spite of little enthusiasm from John, the father. Ted, the brother of Channing Jr, avoids the celebration of his sister's engagement to find his childhood-friend, Laken Lockridge. At the same time, Minx, Laken's grandmother, asks the police to intervene at the Capwell place to turn down the sound of music, by pretending to be inconvenienced. The celebration however comes to an end when the engaged couple leave their family and friends to go aboard a helicopter. A mysterious character with long red nails seems also concerned about Joe's return and requests two henchmen to prevent him from joining the city. Manhandled in the coach station, Joe however succeeds in getting to the coach bound for Santa Barbara. Under way, he rethinks his happy years when he shared a love enthralled with the young person Kelly. He is however interrupted in his memories by both criminals who, from their car, pull the coach over to the side of the road. Fortunately, nobody is hurt and the coach arrives finally at the destination.
(from "Santa Barbara: le site francais")