- The Control Voice: The search for truth is a noble venture. But what happens when that search becomes so obsessive that we no longer find truth but instead... create it?
A reporter goes on the trail of a mysterious man who is zapping random people with a ray and seemingly reducing them to ash.
- The Control Voice: Nothing happens by chance. Life has a design all its own. For one person's sacrifice can be another's... salvation.
I Hear Tropes Calling:
- Good All Along: The man with the ray gun and his faction.
- Professional Killer: Subverted. Carter Jones believes that the strange man who has been causing people to disappear, leaving only a pile of purple ash in their wake, is an alien hitman. He explains to Carter that, like her, these people have contracted a disease which is fatal to humans and that he in fact teleported them to his planet, a veritable paradise where the disease is harmless. The purple ash is a byproduct of the teleportion process.