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
Did You Know?
In Abby's Lab when the team is going over the schematics for the drone, Abby mentions to Kate about her nightmare and Kate says it's just Bete Noir. Bete Noir was the name of the episode where Ari was introduced. See more
Kate describes the two dead sailors as "pilots." The navy calls pilots "aviators," because "pilot" means something different to sailors. See more
[Gibbs walks in to the lab, Bert the stuffed animal farts
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
It was the stuffed animal! Right, Abby?
What stuffed animal?
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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