The team investigates the 2005 murder of an Army recruiter who was killed two days before his deployment to Iraq. Meanwhile, Lilly's father asks for her help when Finn runs away, leading to Lilly finally having dinner with her extended family.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller
- Mare Winningham as Celeste Cooper
- La Monde Byrd as Bobby Kerns
- Brett Davern as Finn Cooper
- Veronica A. Diaz as Victoria Montero
- Jaime Gomez as Daniel Gomez
- Chris McGarry as Jerry Harkin
- Jamie Martz as Mike Donley
- Rosalie Ward as Kristen Donley
- Fred Berry Jr. as Trey "Meathead" Newman
- Zack Lively as Kevin Harkin
- Wylie Small as Mrs. Harkin
- Coley Mustafa Speaks as Creep
- Unknown child actor as Ethan Harkin
- Jeremy Ratchford does not appear in this episode.
- Fifth member of the military as a victim (Honor, The War at Home, Shore Leave, WASP).
- Jimmy Tully's case box is visible when Miller puts Mike's case box away.
- The 6th Street Mafia, the gang Bobby Kerns and Trey "Meathead" Newman were associated with, were also initially suspected in the murder of Dexter Collins, also in 2005, in "Street Money".
- Gavin DeGraw "I Don't Wanna Be"
- The Jayhawks "Stumbling Through the Dark"
- Foo Fighters "Miracle"
- Coldplay "Politik"