An aircraft crashes in Burbank, killing a retired vice admiral, erudite and outspoken, and the ghostwriter for his tell-all memoirs; the team realize the enormous proportions involved; Nate and Kensi talk with Sam and Deeks; Sam returns.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julie King
Eddie (as John Cothran Jr.)
NTSB Chief Howard
Derrick L. McMillon ...
Johanson (as Derrick McMillon)
Brandon Whelby


A chartered Learjet private aircraft, inbound from Washington, DC, crashes on a runway in predawn darkness at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, in the Los Angeles area; nobody aboard survives; the passengers were a retired vice admiral of the US Navy, erudite and outspoken, and a ghostwriter, Jason, for the admiral's tell-all memoirs; G and Kensi check out the airfield, and Sam chats with Nate. The NTSB investigators find no trace of the black box; G and Kensi meet Julie, Jason's girlfriend, and learn about the gutting of Jason's pad by fire; Eric and Nell announce bad news; Sam returns to work; Eric demonstrates some "serious voodoo", and he reveals why the bird crashed; the team set a trap, and they catch two bad guys; the team realize the enormous proportions of what's behind the mishap; Nate chats with Deeks also; Kensi and Deeks eat Chinese takeout food, but they do not watch a horror flick together. Written by DocRushing

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