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?
The cemetery/funeral home is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This cemetery backs up to Paramount Studios and is where many film stars from the "Golden Age" of movies are buried. 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