This episode represented a turning point in the lives of all three pilots. When Burner is on carrier duty, he suffers a mechanical malfunction. We are on edge with him as he finds himself in a true life or death situation.
Meanwhile, Ice and Spoon ride out the storm and talk. Talk turns to kissing but they are interupted before anything else happens. This incident will color their relationship for the rest of the season. Burner decides to change his life after he lands safely.