“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 3 “Touched by the Sun” aired last Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team investigated the death of Lieutenant Lindsay Garrett (Ellen Wroe), a highly decorated female fighter pilot, after she crash-landed a multi-million dollar jet at an air show, leading the team to figure out whether the problem was with the plane, or with the pilot. Read on to learn more about this episode.
During a local Navy air show, where Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) took her foster sons, Danny Malloy (Christopher Meyer) and CJ Malloy (Dani Dare), Lieutenant Lindsay Garrett (Ellen Wroe), a highly decorated female fighter pilot died after her jet, the Sky Stormer, a new jet that the government had just ordered for the Navy, crash landed a couple of miles away from the grandstand.
While taking an initial look at the plane and Lindsay, Secretary of Navy Sarah Porter (Leslie Hope) told NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) that the higher up hoped that they could solve the case right away, especially as some of the Sky Stormers were already in place in several naval bases.
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The initial readings, however, indicated that Lindsay had triggered a program designed to help planes descend carefully onto aircraft carriers, but with the carrier in place, that kind of descent would prove deadly. It leads them to begin speculating that Lindsay triggered the program by herself, as the program could only be activated manually.
NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) and NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black) talked to Lindsay’s squadron. He told her that they were proud of her, but there were rumors that her scored might have been fake.
Loretta also discovered that Lindsay had damaged lung tissue and that it seems as if somebody had injected her with a toxin that shorted out her entire nervous central system.
Meanwhile, NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) discovered that she had received some hate mail recently from Kellan Falk (David Clayton Rogers), the director of her documentary.
After paying him a visit, they discovered, in his footage, that Lindsay had a bruise on her wrist shaped exactly like the alligator ring that Navy Lieutenant Val Franco (Chad Michael Collins), Lindsay’s “understudy” wore.
However, with his hands shaking, he told her that he had tried talking to Lindsay. It was after they discovered that she was behaving strangely. Things had gotten heated and he had grabbed her wrist as she was about to hit him.
NCIS Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) then discovered that she would take two days of leave per week, and gave them the address of her rental unit. They had to chase down Lindsay’s father, Captain Tom Garrett (James MacDonald), who was trying to hide some needles that he had found inside the rental. However, they later learned that they were for hormone injections she needed in order for her to harvest eggs. However, what didn’t make sense was that she hadn’t been taking it so that she would be healthy for the air show.
After a while, Loretta realized that all of Lindsay’s symptoms were caused by mercury poisoning, which led them to believe that Franco, who about to take off in the jet, did it.
However, after finding him knocked out cold in the cockpit, they realized that both Franco and Lindsay had mercury poisoning from being exposed to something with high levels of mercury.
Later, they discovered that the jet manufacturer had outsourced a coupling which leaked out high levels of mercury, causing the government to pull all the Sky Stormers out of production.
It was also later discovered that Lindsay did trigger the program, but only so that she wouldn’t crash land into a whole sea of spectators, thus, she died a hero.
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And that was all for the recap of “NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 3 “Touched by the Sun.”
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