In Father's Footsteps was one of four unproduced episodes for the third season of SeaQuest.[N 1]
On a mission at Dr. Lawrence Wolenczak's classified underwater research base, Lucas discovers evidence that his father may still be alive in cryostasis, three years after taking the experimental science vessel Orpheus deep into a magma chamber. Determined to learn if his father has survived, Lucas disobeys Captain Hudson's orders and sets out to find him. However, the Chaodai have also become interested in Dr. Wolenczak's work and plot to intercept the seaQuest team.