A flashback scene is shown featuring Phil and Mack. The polls begin to shift in Gary's favor. Peter decides to use Gary's affair with Jill against him. Mack has a fake report about the kidnapper released. Greg ends up working out that Phil is the kidnapper. Greg ends up confronting him and gives him one day to sort things out. Phil pours gasoline all over the house and strikes a match. Karen discovers a trap door in the attic as the house burns.
Episode number: 8x4 Production Number: 175304 Airdate: Thursday October 02nd, 1986