Rudy travels to war-torn Vietnam to investigate Calderwood's missing electronics shipments, learning that a company called Tricorp has sabotaged deliveries. Here he runs into Julie, and the two relive happier days--but are interrupted by a horrible accident.
Billy moves in with Wes and Rudy in Whitby, and Wes begins work at Rudy's new electronics plant, where he meets the union leader's daughter Ramona Scott. Billy lands a job at Greenway Records, and Roy appears with news of Falconetti.
Released from prison, Falconetti wants revenge and spends time in Rudy's apartment while he's out of town. Billy invites Wesley and Ramona to New York to a recording session and shows them the town. Rudy notices his apartment's been disturbed.
Billy realizes that something has come between Wesley and Ramona, she tells him it's that they are on different sides in the strike. Rudy and Billy have a heart-to-heart, Rudy tells him that you pay a price for trying to do without people. He says that's what happened between Rudy and Tom as well as between Rudy and Julie. You end up all alone, he says, "where I am now". The national union takes over the strike and when Rudy and his lawyer drive up, they begin to jostle the car, throw rocks, breaking the windshield and whipping chains onto the car. Wesley jumps onto ...
Scotty admits the strike was orchestrated by national, while Charles worries that Rudy is dangerously close to a secret that could destroy his wife Claire. When Wes and Rudy leave the hospital, Falconetti is waiting.
After their windshield is shot from an overpass, Wesley tells the police that he believes the shooter to be Falconetti. Billy works up the courage to ask Rudy for $50,000 demanded by the record company for his singer. Billy is going to demand part ownership. Rudy tells him he doesn't have that kind of cash, but can get it if he sells some stock. If the company passes financial inspection, he will give Billy a check on Monday. Billy has decided to learn to need people. Sarah Hunt gives information to Rudy on payoffs from Charles Estep and will give the rest when she ...
Charles Estep is aware that Falconetti tried to kill Rudy; he sends one of his men to bail him out so they can get the story of why. Maggie discovers that Falconetti has been bailed out and by whom, but doesn't know why yet. Rudy discovers Wesley and Diane in bed together, right after Diane advises Wesley to go to Ramona and tell her that he loves her. Wesley stops in front of Ramona's house and continues past.
Wesley goes down to the Port Authority to find Roy and ask for a job. Rudy receives a phone call from an unknown person offering information on the death of Sarah Hunt. Falconetti is watching Roy and Wesley. The mysterious caller was Charles Estep's CFO.
Wesley finds out Falconetti's motel room number, but finds curtains blowing in the breeze when he enters. Billy leaves his star in Las Vegas with Estep. Falconetti comes to Wesley. Wesley makes an impulsive decision.