President John F. Kennedy is threatening to shut down the Project, as he believes the Aliens are not as dire a threat as Owen Crawford is making them out to be. With 30 days to prove otherwise, and having failed to previously recruit Jacob Clarke in his attempts to activate the crashed Alien Visitor ship, the pressure is beginning to mount. Anne, Owen's wife, becomes increasingly unstable and threatens to expose his Project secrets. Hoping to give their superior some peace of mind, Marty Erickson and Howard Bowen, Owen's subordinates and lackeys, go in search of Jacob, despite his supposed death. In the end, they fail because of Jacob's abilities (which he uses despite warnings by the Alien Visitors to avoid them, lest they degrade his health). Irate that the Project is relegated to an office-based department by Kennedy, Owen arranges the death of Bowen and Anne. Meanwhile, Jesse Keys, still being abducted by the Alien Visitors, reunites with his father and talks him into finding and approaching Owen for help. With Owen's desperation for proof of the Alien's true intentions, it results in fatal consequences for Russell.