One of the great landmarks of the city is about to be torn down and turned into condos. A sniper shooting takes place in the arena and the SRU is called in. It turns out that the shooter is an ex-military war veteran and is a trained marksman. Sam connects with the young veteran by talking to him about being in Afghanistan and what that does to your psyche. Everyone thinks he is making headway with the young man until he tricks our group into believing he is giving himself up but instead takes Parker as a hostage. Sam blames himself, feeling he has been reckless and lead with his heart in this circumstance. Parker talks the young veteran out of shooting him, but in the end, the shooter had intended to take his own life all along. He was the soul survivor of a suicide bombing in the war and was not able to live anymore with the survivor's guilt.