-A journalist and a retired Navy Admiral are killed in a mysterious plane crash. They were working together to write a book that would reveals sensitive information about war crimes committed by private military contractors. The black box goes missing, but a portion of their interview was recovered. That information was used to trap the culprits.
- Sam and Deeks are still recovering from their abduction and torture. Sam is irritated that people are being too nice to him. Meanwhile, Deeks can't sleep and cuts himself off from everyone. He finally lets Kensi in and with her there, he's able to sleep.