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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In an interview, Sean Murray
says that this is one of his favorite episodes of the show because we finally get to learn a little bit about McGee, and he becomes more of a main character. 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
[trying to fight off a group of bar patrons as Amanda starts to escape
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Stop him! Stop him!
Special Agent Timothy McGee
Stop *her*! Stop *her*!
Referenced in NCIS: An Eye for an Eye