Sam leaps into a Navy SEAL under the command of his own brother Tom shortly before Tom is fated to die. He is told he is there to help Tom’s upcoming secret mission (to rescue some prisoners of war) succeed, but not necessarily to save Tom himself. Working with a Maggie Dawson, a civilian journalist eager to win a Pulitzer prize covering the war, Sam attempts to figure out how Tom was killed. In the end, he saves Tom from a treacherous local woman, but Maggie is killed–although she wins a Pulitzer prize posthumously. The mission also fails, and it’s revealed that one of the POW’s who might have been rescued was actually a younger Al.
Written by Michael Zinberg. Directed by Donald P. Bellisario
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