The gang mourn the death of Kate; they fondly recall her and deal with her death in their different ways. Kate appears to them individually in their daydreams and fantasies. Meanwhile Ari puts a round into Abby's lab, and the NCIS gets a new director, Jenny Shepard, who shares a history with Gibbs. Then Ziva David, a Mossad officer, arrives to persuade Gibbs not to kill Ari, who, she says, is also a Mossad officer. Ziva and Jen also share a history. Jen likewise seeks to persuade Gibbs that Ari is not the sniper. Abby predictably provides much helpful data. Ziva receives an important call, and Ducky accepts an invitation to an unusual meeting. [To be continued.] Written by
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Gibbs replies to the NCIS Director that he wasn't old enough for service in Vietnam. Gibbs cites only two combat tours, Panama and Desert Storm. From this we can assume that Gibbs is younger than the actor that portrays him. Not only is Mark Harmon
old enough to have served in Vietnam, being born in 1951 he was still subject to the draft under the 1970 draft lottery which pooled its draftee selections from young men born in the year 1951. While the path to military service and deployment to Vietnam was different and less than certain in the period 1971-73, it would have been conceivable for Gibbs (as portrayed by Harmon) to have been written as a Vietnam veteran if they had chosen to do so after Harmon had been cast in the role. The NCIS director concludes that part of their conversation remarking that he thought Gibbs was older. See more
As shown in future seasons, Gibbs could have stopped Ducky from leaving the base by calling the traffic gates after missing Ducky at the elevator. See more
[after Agent Todd is shot
References Kill Bill: Vol. 1