Tony and Ziva become personally and intensely engaged in their next assignment, an undercover one partly under the covers. The Marine Corps CID in Kuwait has found incriminating documents among the personal effects of two Canadian assassins who died in a car wreck. The documents suggest a plan for the killers to target one or more high officials at the annual Marine Corps birthday ball in Washington, DC, so the NCIS investigates. Gibbs and McGee find that two bad guys are good guys, then Gibbs and Fornell again discuss a problem in their usual conference room. Abby and Chip provide much data, then the team figure out everything and extract Tony and Ziva. Gibbs celebrates alone. Written by
Did You Know?
The Marine Corps birthday ball is an important annual event, repeated worldwide, to celebrate the establishment of the Corps, which took place on 10 November 1775. Marines religiously observe the birthday each year wherever they may be, even in combat or other austere environments. See more
Sophie Ranier's character is supposed to be dead on Ducky's table but her eyelids are clearly fluttering as they open the body bag. See more
[after Gibbs and Fornell have gone to their "conference room"
Yeah, this is going to be ugly.
Oh, yeah. Fornell hasn't been this upset since...
The last time we saw him.
After the freeze frame to end the episode, SEMPER FI to Marines Everywhere appears, then they roll the credits. See more
Scratching Her Soul
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Addax Music Company See more