Chaplin's checking out naval charts in his quarters when Kendal comes in and complains about the direness of the situation, asking for Chaplin's help. Chaplin tells Kendal they have a captain: "...You." Pout much? At least Kendal's getting more from his CO than King is from his, who's laid out in a body bag in the torpedo bay.
The boat's screws start churning up the sand at the bottom, and just like that, the Colorado is back to cruising below the surface. Kendal returns to the conn, and after a quick status report, Shepard says people are kind of wondering what happens next. Like Kendal knows any more than she does. Rising to the occasion, however, Kendal picks up the mic and says they're up and running again, but they lost twelve people and there'll be time to mourn them later. Taking the cue, King zips up Langston's body bag, presumably to keep him fresh for later mourning. "The officers of this vessel will eventually appear before the proper authorities to explain our actions," Kendal continues. "Until then, let's get somewhere safe so we can all see our families again. Everybody do their job."
As soon as he signs off, Cameron reports that he's figured out who launched the missile: the Illinois. Well, that doesn't sound like a very Pakistani name. "What do you think happens when you ignore orders?" Prosser bitches, and Kendal retorts that they only questioned them. "You don't hit your own people for that." Prosser argues that they need to surface and surrender, but Kendal says all they know is that something is wrong in D.C., so they're leaving. Prosser is disgusted at the idea of running (because surrendering is so much manlier), and Kendal angrily dismisses him to make his rounds. Prosser wants to share an old Navy saying first: "The stupid will be punished." Profound. Kendal dares Prosser to challenge his authority, but the chief reluctantly backs down.
Now that that's been resolved, Chaplin returns to the conn with his naval chart, having already figured out who shot them on his own, although he doesn't bother sharing how. "Helm, come to zero eight three," he says. Well, look who's decided to be captain again. Nobody moves, and Cahill reminds everyone that that Chaplin was relieved. Kendal turns to Prosser to "remove" Cahill, which Prosser does with a small motion of his head. Easy job, Chief of the Boat. "Captain has the conn," Kendal announces, saluting Chaplin, and Shepard backs him up. Just that easy, I guess. So now all the kinks in the chain of command are worked out? Chaplin gives Shepard his chart and tells her to plot a course, saying, "I think I found our oasis. Nice speech," he adds to Kendal. Only I don't know what good plotting a course is going to do when there's nobody to steer the boat.