In the early morning hours before school starts, one of the Mayor's kids is hard at work. Sketching portraits of a young man named Trevor. Who's dead. And was the mayor's brother. Is this extra credit, or a cry for help?
That smuggler, Billy, happens to be the brother of Port Moore's mayor, and she's none too pleased that he's back in town and that he's telling her daughter about Trevor (whoever that is). Billy says he's only in-and-out, but that he didn't say nothing about no Trevor.
Looks like Lambda is looking to renegotiate its agreement with Billy, and sent his usual liaison Dr. Barker (whom Billy is also sleeping with) to break the news to him. He doesn't take it well, and instead hits the open road to find a higher bidder for his goods. Of course, just as he's about to reboard his boat, the engine craps out.
Trevor's ghost has been haunting Billy, possibly because ten years ago Trevor went aboard Billy's fishing vessel and when it was caught in a nasty storm, Trevor went over and was never found. Until now. But the mayor isn't convinced this is the true, or whole story.
To banish Trevor from out his life, Billy decides to make a deal with Roman: if he can get the ghost to go, Billy will ferry Roman to safer climes. Only snag is is whatever ghost is haunting Billy — it's not his brother. It's taken the guise of Trevor to get under Billy's skin. It's succeeded.
When the mayor and Norm the deputy go to check up on one Mr. Goler, the former owner of Billy's boat, they find him hanging from a tree. Dead. Well, there goes that lead. Turns out he's the one that's been haunting the ship.
Goler returns from haunting the ship to haunt the officials that showed up at his trailer. When Norm starts shooting at what he thinks is Goler, his bullets come dangerously close to the mayor. She has to hoodwink Norm and take his gun so that he's no longer a threat to her, or anyone else.