When a SWAT team arrests Gene and his father is charged with murder, Gene knows he's not guilty. His dad may be an overly strict disciplinarian, but he's not a murderer. Gene decides he must uncover the truth for himself no matter the consequences.
At the laboratory crime scene, he encounters a surprising visitor Charles Darwin himself. Gene's situation escalates once he discovers that this time traveler holds the key to his school report and his father's freedom.