As we predicted, Louie and his crew are put on the Green Hornet and sent on a search mission.
Before he leaves, Louie leaves a note on his locker: "If we're not back in a week […] help yourself to the booze" (2.11.5), and he gives a letter for his best friend, Payton Jordan, to a crewman to mail.
The Green Hornet sets out with the Daisy Mae, but is such a crappy plane it can't keep up.
Just like the Seth Rogen movie of the same name, the Green Hornet bomber fails fast.
The engines are burning fuel unequally and quickly fail.
They try to save the plane by "feathering" the engines, but that tactic doesn't work—the men prepare to crash.
When the plane hits the water, Louie is sucked under.
He gets tangled in cords and debris and passes out momentarily.
When he wakes up, he's floating inside the fuselage, in water filled with blood, gasoline, and oil.
His USC ring catches on something and cuts his finger, but he realizes that he's stuck to the window, which orients him.
He kicks away from the sinking plane and bursts out of the water, into the sunlight.