Ziva, a Mossad agent, returns to the NCIS and to the Gibbs team as a liaison officer; after a rocky start Gibbs accepts her presence his own way. A 140-year-old iron casket shows up at a construction site near a Civil War battlefield in northern Virginia; it undergoes an inspection at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, where a forensic anthropologist contacts the NCIS after she sees a cellphone inside the casket. The body is that of a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, who served as an instructor at Quantico, reported on a UA about a year before. Ducky finds the horrible cause of death. Abby and McGee find a message, then he and Ziva find and lose a clue. The team figure it out and wrap it up, then Gibbs and Ziva make peace their own way, and she gets a different desk. Written by
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Gibb's rule no. 18: It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. See more
As Ducky and Palmer are initially examining the body of the Marine in the morgue, Ducky asks Palmer if he has been spending time with Agent DiNozzo again. After he says this, a crew member can be seen reflected in the doors of the body cooler. See more
McGee, never forget: I am one of the few people in the world who can murder you and leave no forensic evidence.
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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