Tony returns early, in time to rejoin the team in an investigation of a shooting of two Naval aviators. Tony finds a bomb, then it explodes; Gibbs says that someone has again tried to kill the NCIS gang, which loses one of their members.



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Rex Eberlee (as Ben Parrillo)
Navy Lt. Dean Westfall
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Navy Lt. Curtis Janssen


Tony returns from sick leave a week early, just in time to rejoin the team in an investigation near Fredericksburg. A man has stopped two off-duty Naval aviators in a car and has killed them by putting three rounds from a pistol into each of them; the shooter wore a uniform and drove a car, both of the Virginia State Police. Tony finds a bomb, then it explodes; Gibbs says that someone has again tried to kill the NCIS gang. Fornell says that Ari is back in the country to kill Gibbs, who drinks coffee with Ari, who tries to kill him but fails again. The team follow a stolen radio-controlled drone, seeking to defeat it; they become involved in a gunfight, and they lose one of their members. Written by DocRushing

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During Ari and Gibbs' coffee shop meeting, the sweep of the camera back and forth shows Mc Murphy's Tavern. The Bar, that was the place setting for several shots from The JAG series as well as the final "closing" scene for JAG. See more »


When being helped back to her feet after she was hit in the vest, Kate says that she was shot at "point blank range". A former secret service agent would not make such a mistake; she was shot from several metres away, no where near point blank. See more »


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Climatic episode!!!
11 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Absolutely thrilling episode!!! Started slightly slow with the "come back" of DeNozzo after what happened last episode (with the whole Y. Pestis thing). Then while investigating a double murder, the team (more like DeNozzo) foil yet another attempt to kill them (lucky break). Ari is back (yet again) and I can feel how slimy he is and you can also feel that he was strangely focused on Kate seeing how he only wanted to kill Gibbs. Just when you think there might be a "thing" between Kate and DeNozzo after what Kate did when DeNozzo was ill, then BANG...plot thickens!!! A funny episode in general (especially when Gibbs has the little "spar" with the FBI guy about their ex-wife) but very sad ending. I wonder why they wanted or needed to kill her off? She was a late addition to start with and I thought she was great, especially with all the funny dialogues with DeNozzo who is always pushing her buttons I think i should leave it there...A MUST SEE!!!

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