A Marine recruiter in Washington, DC, while sitting in his office and talking with two prospects, takes a single round to the chest from a high-power rifle, falls forward, and dies; Gibbs and the gang investigate. While one suspect is in custody, a second Marine recruiter dies the same way in Maryland; FBI agents precipitate a departmental turf war, but the NCIS team outfox the Hoovers. The Gibbs group expect another murder, so they set a trap, and it works; the shooter squeezes off a third round, and then Tony and several FBI agents capture him. Kate, while impersonating a commissioned officer, has trouble with her gourd cover. Written by
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In this episode, T. J. Thyne plays a couch potato afficianado of criminal procedurals; he'll later play a crime-solving scientist in BONES. See more
At the first sniper perch, Gibbs comments on the ability of the sniper to judge and remove precisely the one brick in the wall that will allow him to line up for a perfect kill shot. Sounds good, but removing just one brick will not provide enough clearance for both the muzzle of the rifle and a clear line of sight from the scope to the target. Both together on a typical 7.62mm sniper rifle are taller than the height of a common standard size red clay brick. At least two bricks from adjacent courses would need to be removed. See more
You're a macho, macho man, Tony.
References Forensic Files