A major player in the private-sector aerospace industry, Drewett, whose firm operates under contract to the US Department of Defense (DoD), dies inside a test chamber at his facility in Palmdale, California, near Los Angeles; Callen and company investigate, in part to determine the security of US military (DoD) technology. Eric goes undercover as an FAA inspector; G, Sam, Kensi, and Deeks, taking a more direct approach, meet Drewett's business partner, Holt, and Drewett's daughter, Ariel, who suspects murder and gives a name; Holt stalls, argues, and resists; Eric does nicely in his assignment but runs into a big problem. Later everyone in the field watches a big bang; the team find Holt's body, then they go to a flea market in Saugus, between Palmdale and Los Angeles, where they not only watch a transaction but also grab and detain all the participants in it. All the pieces fit together. Written by
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Space technology is a pretty specialized field. I mean, you really need someone who speaks their language to get them to open up.
Someone with the power to shut them down wouldn't hurt either. An FAA inspection wouldn't be out of place considering the circumstances.
Yeah, but the question is who? I mean, there's a lot to learn, and not enough time.
[Long pause. Nell looks at Eric
Why are you looking at me like that?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange
Mr. Beal, I think it's time for you to take a little field trip.
A field trip?
References Apollo 13