While apprehending and arresting three Navy enlisted men running an automotive chop shop (using tools stolen from a Navy motor pool), Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva unexpectedly find the severed head of an adult man on ice inside a cooler in the trunk of one of the stolen cars. Abby learns that the head is that of a Navy captain who died four months before in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; she also finds a problem with the created remains said to be those of the deceased. McGee determines the owner of the stolen car, then Tony, McGee, and Ziva discover major evidence. The furnace operator disappears, but the gang find him, and they figure out the whole thing. Written by
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In the touching final scene Gibbs and the widow exchange honored and traditional wishes often used among Marines and Navy people; the widow says to Gibbs, "Semper fi", and he responds to her, "Fair winds and following seas". See more
The Director says, "Reminds me of our op in the former Czech Republic." There is no "former Czech Republic". There's the current Czech Republic. There's the former Czechoslovakia. See more
[after identifying Gibbs as a Marine to her daughter without Gibbs telling her he was in the Corps
Twenty years in the Navy. I know a Marine when I see one, Agent Gibbs.
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