Two weeks ago a Marine lieutenant, Edwin, died in Afghanistan; the local civilian coroner has done an autopsy by the request of the widow, Antonia; she also has hired a private investigator, Stuart, to look into the circumstances; last night someone killed Stuart by slitting his throat; Callen and company investigate. G and Sam meet Antonia, who describes her suspicions about a cover-up; Rose, a medical examiner, explains about the harvesting of tissue, but Antonia objects, saying that Edwin was not an organ donor; Edwin's file has disappeared from the coroner's office. Nate shows up at Hetty's request. Rose becomes a person of interest, and Hetty sends Nate to question her; he takes her to the chat room at the boathouse; a picture begins to appear; Hetty and Nate visit a funeral home, as do G, Sam, Kensi, and Deeks, and they grab the head man; the team finish figuring out the whole thing, and they attend a burial with military honors.
Did You Know?
Agent Hanna was dressed in his Naval uniform. His rank indicated he was an E-8, Senior Chief Petty Officer when he served. See more
Recovery of bone and tissue would not happen in a morgue. These items need to be recovered in a sterile environment such as an operating room. The only tissue that can be recovered in a non-sterile environment is the cornea. See more