Mac is on a plane headed for D.C. but while in the air, a body is found. So while Mac tells the pilot to return to New York Mac does some investigating. He sees that the man is an Air Marshall and he discovers the man's weapon is missing. But when he checks the man out, he discovers that the man is not the Marshall. So he calls Stella and informs her of what happened and that he is coming back and to be ready. He has Danny and Flack go to the hotel room where the real Marshall stayed and find him dead. When Mac arrives he tries to process everyone but learns that he only has a limited amount of time to find the killer before everyone who was on the plane is released.
Did You Know?
This episode features three actors from Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. Series lead Carmine Giovinazzo who played Christopher Boal, the first vampire victim in the series premiere Welcome to the Hellmouth, Ethan Erickson who held the recurring role of high schooler Percy West in the third season in Dopplegangland, the season finale Graduation Day and the fourth season Doomed. Justin Shilton worked on the spin-off Angel as the recurring demon/human hybrid Billy Blim in the third season's That Vision Thing and his eponymous Billy. See more
After the flight attendant brings Mac Taylor the first aid kit, he snaps on the gloves and you can see that he tears his right one and it is left hanging. As he inspects the victim in the next scene, the glove is back to normal. See more
Detective Don Flack
[a scantily clad lady walks by and Flack sneezes
Either I'm allergic to half naked women or there's a cat in here.
Detective Danny Messer
[pointing out a different scantily clad lady walking through the club with a leopard on a leash
There's a cat in here.