Steve James became Stephen Fielding’s “Big Brother” in 1982, while attending Southern Illinois University. He went into the experience with high expectations but soon found it to be much more difficult than he’d thought; Stevie seemed like an accident waiting to happen, and Steve had trouble connecting with him. He never felt like he understood Stevie, and was relieved when his time as a Big Brother came to an end, despite his guilt. Ten years later, Steve seeks Stevie out and tries once again to connect with him, to find out what he’s been doing for the past ten years, and to finally understand the influences that shaped his life.