When someone has a medical emergency, seconds count.
As this episode opens, NYPD gets a radio call telling them a medical helicopter has been hijacked. Units scour the city. Det. Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Det. Don Flack (Eddie Cahill) find a man who is has been shot, yet clings to life. They figure out the man is the pilot, but the intern is nowhere to be found.
Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Harper Hill) discover the intern dead on a scissor lift (the kind workers stand on when they are working on a billboard). Flack calls Taylor and asks if anything else was found. When Taylor says no, Flack tells him an Igloo Cooler with a liver harvested for transplant is now missing.
This kicks the team into high gear as they search for the missing organ. I was drawn into the fast paced storyline watching them scramble to locate the liver. It is a race against time, with a man's life hanging in the balance.
At the morgue, Dr. Sid Hammerback (Robert Joy), the medical examiner, says the intern died of a gunshot wound which was clean and straight through. Massive internal bleeding caused death. The evidence team needs to find the bullet.
Danny and Mac track down the bullet lying in a grate. Danny, the epitome of tact, tries to get a man with a homemade fishing machine to simply hand over the gadget. When the man refuses, Mac flashes his badge and says "Please". The tactic works. This was a nice moment, showing the difference between the two cops. While Danny is good, his abrasive methods are off-putting. Mac is far more sensitive, although he can be domineering if that's what it takes.
At the precinct, Det. Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) and Det. Lindsay Monroe (Anna Belknap) question a suspect in a woman's death. They have his fingerprints on a business card, but little else. When shown a picture, the man clearly knows the woman, but leaves almost immediately.
Flack discovers the bullet came from a gun used in a robbery. Although the gun was not on the person arrested, she is in custody. Flack goes off to talk with her.