The Skipper figures out how to turn the radio into a transmitter in his sleep during a dream, so the other castaways try to get him back to sleep to fix it before a pilot scheduled to fly over the island arrives.
The castaways discover that famed but long-lost pilot Wrongway Feldman and his plane are on the island. They try to convince him to fly to civilization and rescue them, but he is reluctant to leave the island.
Gilligan's Christmas wish appears to be coming true when a radio broadcast tells them their rescue is imminent. While they wait, they recall the first days on the island when Gilligan lost the radio and transmitter.