Harm and RAdm. Boone return with the crew of the EP-3 Orion but without the aircraft. However, a pilot of the US Navy, having acted on his own initiative, has destroyed the bird on an airfield on Chinese soil. Predictably, the pilot goes on trial in a court-martial. Sturgis prosecutes, and Harm and Bud defend. Mac investigates a complaint about a situation involving a leaked videotape showing demeaning behavior toward a woman Marine officer; she also shows that she can still cut the mustard. At home, while Harm rebuilds his Corvette, he realizes that he's bought a second-hand part from his stolen one.