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LOYALTY, PART 2 (#CI9002)
EPISODE PREMIERE: April 6, 2010
HASSAN, the power-hungry son of a Somali sheikh, orchestrates the murder of his father on the seas off the coast of Africa. To bolster his image as an avenging son, he orders the death of LOFTIN and BROIDY, the men he had earlier directed to kill his father. With an illegal arms deal and a hunt for Somali terrorists hanging in the balance, Detectives Goren, Eames, Nichols and newcomer Stevens combine resources. The heart of their investigation aims to bring to justice the murderer of Captain Ross.
The sole remaining tie to Ross's death is Van Dekker, the lone survivor of Hassan's brutal take-down. The cops want to bring him in for questioning, but he is under the protection of the FBI. Van Dekker is their link to a Somali arms deal. The U.S. government orchestrated the transfer of illegal arms to Hassan, which are covertly equipped with GPS devices. Hassan will likely provide the weapons to terrorist camps throughout Somalia, and the U.S. government will target and destroy the camps. AGENT WENDY STAHL has no intention of turning Van Dekker over to the detectives. Goren, aware of the constraints of pursuing Ross's murder from inside the force, throws a punch at Van Dekker and gets himself suspended from the Major Case Squad. New Major Case detective, Serena Stevens, witnesses the decisive moment.
Van Dekker dutifully reports to Hassan and swears he gave nothing to the FBI. Unwilling to trust anyone, Hassan orders hitman, TRISTAN, to kill him. Learning that Hassan ordered the murder of his partners, his sister, Kadra, swears that his actions have brought a curse on them. Furious, she pressures Hassan to end his relationship with American-born JILL PEAK.