A security guard finds the disemboweled body of an NCIS special agent, Chris Pacci, in an elevator; the Metro PD calls the NCIS to take the lead. Gibbs and the gang investigate; Gibbs feels much personal responsibility, for he had deferred giving the agent some help he had sought with a cold case (one involving a theft of more than $12M from the Navy). Ducky says that the killer first shot the victim in the neck and then cut him open inside the elevator. Co-workers shows irritability due to the involvement and the relationships, but they pick up where Chris left off; Tony uses a new technique for personal surveillance, and he gets a surprise. The gang find the thief and the killer. Written by
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Special Agent Gibbs drops the title of the episode, (i.e. Dead Man Talking) after Ducky discovers a memory card in the body of Special Agent Pacci during the autopsy. See more
When Abby IDs the .357 magnum bullet that killed Agent Pacci via its ballistics, she rather improbably manages to narrow it down to the Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, to which Gibbs quips that it is small and 'easily concealable', however the Model 66 is a larger framed 357 magnum revolver and not considered a 'small handgun'. Interesting enough, the image flashed on the screen is the smaller framed S&W Model 60 (which IS small and easily concealable). See more
[spots DiNozzo eavesdropping on her private phone call
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Permission to shoot him?
Referenced in NCIS: An Eye for an Eye