Visiting father Horatio before being reassigned with his Iraq-veteran mates to Eastern Afghanistan, Kyle worries about one of them who is missing - Brian Nassir. In his car workshop, they find a fatally burned body. But it turns out to be Rahim Farooq, the Iranian father of Brian's girlfriend, whom Rahim promised in marriage to Ahmad Salib. Written by
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The episode is loosely based on the case of Yaser Said, who in that case, murdered his two daughters in Dallas in 2008, claiming it as an honor killing before fleeing into hiding, because he discovered his daughters were dating non-Muslim boys and he felt they were disgracing their religious beliefs as a result of being corrupted by American values in his eyes. Yaser Said is currently on the FBI's Most Wanted List. See more
Kyle Harmon's character at the end of season 7 is a civilian. Now he is a U.S. Army soldier who has gone through the enlistment process, waited, reported for basic and advanced training, gone to a language school and become fluency in Farsi, trained and deployed to Afghanistan for at least a year (At that time Army deployments were a year). There is no way he could have done all of these things in the elapsed time of the show, even if you leave out the language school.
He is supposedly on leave, but is in Miami having a meal with Horatio while wearing his uniform, and he is wearing in IR flag (which is only worn in theater - outside of a war zone the full color flag is worn) and he has no deployment patch on his right sleeve (A soldier is not required by reg to wear one, but few soldiers who have earned a deployment patch would ever go without it as it says that you have "been there and done that" and sets you apart from soldiers who have not deployed). This alone would get him in hot water. After the scene at his friend's house he spends the rest of the episode with no top for his uniform, only his tan t-shirt. He is frequently outside with no head gear (patrol cap or at the time beret). He also stands around with his hands in his pockets which is also not allowed in uniform, and his haircut would be considered borderline, especially as it is implied he is said to be transferring to an Infantry unit (The 19th Mountain which is fictitious). Add the tantrum he throws and his character becomes almost painful for a soldier or veteran to watch. See more
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