Frank spars with a journalist who protects her source at all costs, even though the source admits to being a killer. Elsewhere, Danny participates in an NYPD program that requires him to mentor a troubled teen.
A celebrity chef from reality TV is murdered and a suspect readily confesses to the crime, but Danny and Baez think there's more to the case. Elsewhere, a senator uses his friendship with Frank to ask for a favor regarding a DUI charge.
The team must determine if human error or technical malfunction led to the death of a combat pilot who crashed in a high-tech jet that had just been approved to be deployed to military bases on a global scale.