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 for the Corps, to celebrate the establishment of the Corps, which took place on 10 November 1775, and formally established by Marine Corps Order 47, published by Commandant John Lejeune in 1921. Marines religiously observe the birthday each year wherever they may be as if it were their own birthday, even in combat or other austere environments. Even former and retired Marines celebrate the Birthday annually with a measure of fanfare. See more
The ink of the supposedly tattooed infinity marks on the Ranier's ring fingers have run into the lines in their skin. This is what happens when you use a felt tip or a ball pen. Tattooed ink on the other hand is pricked into the dermis and doesn't run. See more
[kept awake by Ziva's snoring, mutters
I heard that, my little Hairy Butt.
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