The team searches for a Erica Palmer and her two children, Harley and Matt. They are last seen boarding a yacht which is later found adrift in New York's Harbor with only its dead captain aboard. The family's extreme wealth leads the team to believe a ransom call may be due to Benjamin, the anxious father of the family. But it is a set of photos, taken by a business rival, which provides the most clues. When the young son of the family is found floating in a dinghy, the team are able to obtain essential information that leads them to believe the family was not actually the target of the apparent kidnapping, but rather the boat itself. Meanwhile, the team goes to a bar to raise a toast to Jack, who is due to leave the squad in Vivian's hands the next day. As they leave the bar, Sam and Martin's relationship takes a huge step forward when she asks him to go home with her. Back at the Malone house, Maria devastates Jack with the news that she no longer wants to be married to him, and intends to take their daughters to Chicago without him.