Sara, friend to curvaceous Julie, the Maxx's object of unrequited mooning, moves to center stage. She looks up her long-absent father, an avatar of the elusive, powerful rapist-murderer Mr. Gone. She finds him living harmlessly in a trailer park. But if he's harmless, why do three men in black visit him--and vanish? In other news, the Maxx has a new alter ego, a nebbishy pile named Norbert; Sara's roommate Steve tries to move a waterglass telepathically; a giant yellow slug is offing folks on the list he carries; the origins of Mr. Gone are revealed; and--here comes coherence--things seem to be solidifying into a generations-long case of familial dysfunction.