Shepard and Kendal are arguing over who to blame or suspect for the missing key and epi pens. Shepard believes it’s Serrat. Chaplin states, “We have been betrayed”.
On the Colorado, Master Chief conducts an inspection of the sailor’s lockers. One of them gets busted for drugs, which get flushed down the toilet. His face almost does as well. Master Chief jeeps over to a guy in front of a hut. He tells him to stop selling drugs to his guys. “Don’t deal the Navy.” with his hand on his sidearm for emphasis.
Chaplin asks Black Ops Booth, the gas attack suspect, who the traitor is on the Colorado. Does the CIA have a sleeper agent on every sub as Chaplin asserts? Booth toys with him from his chained position.
Serrat is enjoying his bevy of babes when armed sailors converge on the party and Chaplin strolls in. They seize boxes and Serrat denies involvement in the attack. Serrat is searched, ironically by Brannan, the sailor he had held hostage earlier. Bit of vengeance action going on as Brannan roughs Serrat up a bit. Not mad.
Kendal is searching around the NATO office. He sees the laptop and starts to watch the video of him and Sophie from the attack, but she comes in before he sees them kissing. He asks her why she was at Serrat’s. To listen to music, she said. He tells her that he doesn’t know what she is. That makes two of them.
Kendal is alone with Booth. He asks him about the Pakistan attack. Was it real or an excuse? Booth answers that it was a false flag and the Colorado and bombing victims paid the price for a power hungry President. Enjoy because you’re the good guys. Kendal scoffs that 2 Seals are dead because of Booth. No one knows if Chaplin is bluffing or insane, Booth says. The Colorado needs to be the symbol of resistance with Kendal in charge, not Chaplin. The President won’t last with people turning against him. And hey, Booth adds, what if the CIA can bring Christine to Kendal?
Back in D.C., Kylie Sinclair waits in the car for a guy. They exchange cash for surveillance equipment. Who is she going to spy on? In a parking garage, she’s informed abut the death of the fixer. Amanda Straugh, and how it really happened. It wasn’t a plane crash as was told to the D.C. crowd.
Chaplin is going through personnel files on the Colorado. Kendal asks him if he thinks that will work. Chaplin’s hypothesis is that the traitor is communicating with Langley and they need to curfew the crew. Kendal wants a hands on approach, but he backs his boss.
The Seals are digging ditches. 5 black ops, 4 graves. Shepard is questioned about that and takes it to Chaplin. He said no one survived. Chaplin has questions for her now. How did she end up on his boat? Grace says maybe her father pulled strings or she was best qualified. She seems sketchy this episode or maybe just rattled from the gas attack.
The Master Chief kicks the dealers ass when he catches him selling to a sailor, despite his warning. He drops bullets on the prone man. Next time they’ll be in his head, Master Chief promises. Beaten drug dealer comes to Serrat, who gets reprisal in his eyes when he figures out who dealt the beat down.
The ‘girls’ go to the beach to drink. Girls being Shepard and the female sailors. Shepard asks Cortez what happened when she was kidnapped by Serrat. Did Cortez take his traitor bait? Cortez doesn’t believe in traitors so no, she didn’t take his bait.
Christine is being interviewed on national television at home. She’s standing by her man and shows the photo of Amanda Straugh. “Does this look like a plane crash?” She insists that the government is hiding something and that her husband and the crew are correct.
Master Chief calls for a formation at night fall. Kendal faces the troops and tells them a story about “The Lt and a little boy.” All enlisted friendly, officer deprecating jokes. The sailors laugh and relax. Beer is brought out and a screen is set up for them to watch the Army/Navy game. Morale is very important, especially in these crazy circumstances. I’m very glad the XO went the extra mile for the crew.
Cortez brings Chaplin a beer. She wants to put her allegiance to him on record. Everything’s changed. “Not everything”, he says. Kendal jeeps over to Booth’s prison spot. The other King and company come out of the brush and get annoyed that he’s bringing Booth a beer. They want to do the job. Kendal says this guy could help them find their way home so the Seals fall back.
Booth brings up Christine again and an earlier incident in Kendal’s career where seven men died. How much is Kendal willing to give Chaplin? Is he ready to start helping himself? Booth has the communication with the states all worked out. Kendal wants to know how it would go down. Booth explains and assures amnesty.
King seeks out Shepard at the game and tells her that Booth is the 5th Black Op. Chaplin and Kendal know this because they have him locked up. Shepard looks a bit lost for just a few seconds because a truck comes speeding into the area.
A female sailor, Snyder, is tossed out. A bomb is strapped to her body with ‘Cruise Missile’ written in black Sharpie across the duct tape that holds the wires and timer to her. That’s just cold!
Poor girl is shaking and puts her hands out to keep her concerned crew away from her. Shepard moves towards Snyder and tells her to stay calm. King inspects the timer and bomb. He’s going to try and defuse it. There are some tense moments as Shepard follows his instructions as they both pull wires. You never know. Snyder could be a red shirt character, but it works. The crew rushes to comfort the crying sailor.
Christine Kendal gets the chew out from Paul for what she said during the interview. She snaps back on him. For real. He has no right to yell at her. Kyle Sinclair is outside of the house and finds Paul’s car. That surveillance equipment is for his shady self. Inside, Christine distracts Paul with a broken sink and a kiss that she can hardly follow through with. Girl power. Christine and Sinclair listen in on Paul on the phone in his car. Apparently, his son has been taken in exchange for his ‘work’ with Christine.
Shepard finds King at the waters edge, moonlight providing the only visibility. She tells him that he was good with Snyder and the bomb. He responds in kind and then they’re kissing. Hard. He pulls her hair out of the pony tail and they fall on the beach, ripping uniforms off and violating the Uniformed Code of Military Justice in their haste to get it on. Afterwards, Shepard tells him it’s a one time thing. Sure. He thanks her and they part ways. This dude is scoring left and right on this island!
Serrat’s place gets raided again by Chaplin and his security crew. Serrat has a fall guy already in ‘custody’ for the bomb. Fall guy squeaks that he did it. Serrat promises justice, but Chaplin says he’ll handle it. He turns to the crew and a sailor takes his gun and shoots fall guy square in the chest. Chaplin goes for Serrat and knocks him on the ground. Try it again and he’ll be Serrat’s judge, jury and executioner. Kendal and Chaplin exchange looks. Can’t read them, but I would like to deliver a few bullets and get Serrat off of the island myself. It’s been far too long in coming.
Sophie finally addresses the kiss with Kendal. She assures him that she’s not working for Serrat. The soil is why she’s there. The minerals are worth a lot of money and that information is not for Serrat to know, nor anyone else. Kendal says he can’t promise that. She says she won’t lie to him and that’s her choice.
Serrat and his merry band of iggits, kidnap the Master Chief and take him out in the jungle. (This wouldn’t be happening if he wasn’t alive.) Serrat goes into story mode about his mom losing her arm as his goons get ready to do some bodily harm to the Master Chief They burn his foot with fire and Serrat injects him with Fentanyl (good stuff) and slips a few bottles in his cargo pocket. “This is for when the pain comes back.” They leave him in the jungle, shoeless and burned.
“So executions now?” Kendal asks Chaplin at the top of the building. They talk about the conversations with Booth. “We look for the comm site. We find the traitor, we find the key” Chaplin says.
Cortez is alone and well hell, she has the key! She buries it under a rock.
Two week wait for “Nuke It Out” episode!
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