Lt. Simon Adams and his squadron have an exercise in Cuba, where Simon has to save his live by using the ejection seat. The two man are rescued by a chopper, and brought to Washington. On a party, Hilary Adams (Simons's stepsister) sneaks out to meet her lover Jeremy Novak. She doesn't want to be his wife, 'cause she wants to marry Glenn Matthews. Harlan Adams wants Jack Warren for his own Company, but Jack doesn't want it. At the 'fly-in' Maggie Farrell introduces herself to Adm. Mallory. On the parking-place Jeremy confronts Hilary who is in Glenn's company. She pretends she doesn't know him, and the two start a fight. Celia Mallory drowns her sorrow with alcohol. She is still in love with Simon Adams. Simon is angry because he was 'grilled' for 14 hours, the Cuban has simply been released into his Embassy. That night Jeremy Novak is killed, and Glenn is the only suspect. Simon discovers that Celia is pregnant, but she doesn't want him to tell anyone.