An unidentified object flies through the air dazzle everyone but at the same time, terrifying them.
The power turns off and then everyone is saying nothing, even the phones aren't working. Pete Van Horn says he is going to check the other streets and walks down the street to see if they have power.
Steve and Charlie are going to go downtown to check with the police and a kid named Tommy says, "Mr. Brand...you better not!." This sparks the first example of finding a scapegoat because everyone is suspicious because tommy said that.
Its not me, its the kid
Les Goodmans car turns on out of nowhere and people start approaching like a mob and people start blaming him and saying he is an alien and blaming him for everything.
Everyone is huddled up in the street, a dark figure is approaching and Charlie takes the rifle out of steves hands and shoots it at the thing. As they all approach, they start to see it is a human figure and see that Steve shot Pete Van Horn.
Charlie had just shot Pete and while everyone is going insane and yelling at him, the lights in his house turn on.