Nikki comes face-to-face with Simon Laing once again as the motive for the murders appears to be blackmail. The hospital computer database has been hacked and Clarissa and Max follow the forensic clues to a teenage hacker called Splinter. The danger comes much closer to home, however, when Nikki receives a threatening text with a picture of Rosie.
In Captain Dave’s absence, his rival, Captain Steve, is assigned to cover the flight’s route. Meanwhile, Artem and Nichole help Colin plan his son’s birthday party. Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she’s passionate about—life’s third act—and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he’s becoming lucky when money and other items suddenly make their way into his hands.
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire.