A group of teenage boys at play find the body of a Marine impaled on the stump of an old fencepost; Gibbs and company investigate; however, Ducky says that the hole through the torso had resulted from something else, and that one or more other people placed the body onto the post. The victim was a staff sergeant and an armorer at the Marine Base at Quantico. The gang determines that the penetrating wound resulted from a warhead from a shoulder-launched assault weapon; they look into the black market for illicit high-power weapons from military sources; they meet an ATF special agent, who takes part in an unusual way. Gibbs and the others solve both the murder and the diversion of the weapons. Written by
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After an absence of four episodes, the number of regularly occurring cast members increases by one, with the addition of actor Brian Deitzen. Mr. Deitzen will portray a Medical Examiner's (Ducky) assistant, Jimmy Palmer. This role was still active after the conclusion of season 12, in 2015. See more
McGee states that he has photos from 'every yearbook photo taken at a British University between 1987-1997' in order to facilitate the search for the terrorist. British Universities don't have yearbooks. See more
[after learning that the victim had a log go through a pre-existing hole in his gut
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
I guess ring toss just isn't enough for some people.