Opening narration: "When a heart has been turned cold by anger and grief, can patterns of destructive behavior be averted or are they predestined?"
An alien kidnaps five high school students, and tells them that one must be killed. They must decide which of them it will be. The five students are: a typical jock, the hottest girl in school, a stereotypical geek, a devout religious girl, and the social outcast. It is later found out the outcast had a gun with him, but was criticized for having it and not using it to shoot the alien.
However, the countdown continues until it is found out the alien wanted the outcast to think about the consequences about killing everyone in sight. The five students are transported back to the time they were abducted and the outcast turns himself and his gun over to the principal.
Closing narration: "In an ever more complex and dangerous world, vigilance and guidance is needed for those most vulnerable to it's cruelties... our children."
original airdate--August 18,2001
music: theme song "Outer Limits" by Mark Mancina and John VanTongeren