LCDR Jack Freeman takes over as the Hammersley's new CO as Mike Flynn recovers in hospital. Freeman turns out to be very unpredictable and loses no opportunity to humiliate Kate at every turn. Meanwhile, at the hospital Mike realizes that the Russian man, Franz Szapolyai, who stabbed Charge is hospitalized in the next room to Mike. Mike befriends him and shortly after making a phone call to an unknown number he has a cardiac arrest and dies. He begins to suspect that Ray Walsman has something to do with his death as he turned up at the hospital at the same time as Franz's death on the pretense of seeing Mike but Mike hadn't told him he was in hospital.