Things spiral out of control when Ryan confronts Josh Avery about working for Vogel (from #1018) and the next thing he remembers is waking up in Josh's apartment with Josh dead. Horatio is forced to arrest Ryan for the murder, but when the team discovers evidence of another assailant, Horatio suspects that Vogel might have been involved. Meanwhile, Calleigh worries about being able to adopt Austin North and his sister after the adoption agency expresses doubt over her capability, but Delko stands in and defends her. When the team discovers that Josh was a meth dealer who was being supplied by one of Vogel’s clients, Eddie Coster, they confront Coster but he appears clueless as to the whereabouts of his confiscated drugs. Later, Coster kidnaps and threatens to kill Samantha and Vogel for cutting him out of the profits, but Samantha drives up a bridge and kills Coster. Finally, when Ryan finds evidence linking Samantha to Josh's murder, she admits to accidentally killing Josh in an effort to protect Ryan that night.