Ian MacDonald returns seeking the boy's help with a story about his fiancee being abducted by aliens from outer space!
Ian MacDonald, the fugitive perjurer we first met in "The Man Who Knew Too Little" during season 1, returns to Fraser and Ray for help. He claims that while he was proposing to Audrey McKenna aliens broke into his motel room and kidnapped her. Needless to say Fraser and Ray have a hard time believing him. Given their horrendous past experience with Ian, Ray wants nothing to do with this guy or his story. But Fraser, giving Ian the benefit of the doubt, convinces Ray to give up his lunch hour to help Ian.
Upon arriving in the somewhat off the wall town of Rosewell, Illinois, Fraser and Ray head to the motel where Audrey was supposedly abducted. But there is no sign of an abduction in Ian's motel room, and when Ray discover that Ian has known Audrey for only forty minutes, is sure Ian's making the whole thing up. But evidence at the motel convinces Fraser that Audrey exists and he pushes ahead in his investigation.
The ensuing search for Audrey leads them to the military base where she is rumored to work, but the base's unfriendly Colonel and his staff deny knowing an Audrey McKenna. Fraser recognizes that the base is covering something up when he notices a file bearing Audrey's name on the Colonel's desk. Before he can continue to investigate, Ian breaks into the Colonel's office and has them all promptly thrown off the base.
Ray, convinced that no woman would want anything to do with Ian, deduces that Audrey just didn't want to see him, and that there is nothing extra-terrestrial going on. Ian, heartbroken, takes off for the base again in his bus determined to find out the truth. Fraser rushes to his aid, hoping onto the back of the bus, riding the rocket on its top through the base's fence and across the tarmac hotly pursued by helicopters. When they break into top secret Hangar 57, Fraser and Ray finally get their questions answered and Ian gets the answer to his interrupted question: "Will you...?"
Written by Scott Wiseman
Performed by Willie Nelson
(c) Duchess Music Corp. BMI
On radio in Ian's hotel room.
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* - This song is part of the First due South Soundtrack.
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