Aboard Air Force One a Naval officer dies after eating with the POTUS. After an unscheduled stop in Wichita, agents of the FBI, NCIS, and Secret Service all compete to control the investigation. The NCIS agents win, and they and the body return to Washington aboard a presidential 747. Then, in Georgetown, a Marine Corps officer also dies in the same way. Abby discovers both the cause of the deaths and the manner of the delivery of the lethal substance. Gibbs flies with Kate, a Secret Service agent, to the West Coast, then rides the alternate Air Force One back to Washington. During the return flight Gibbs thwarts an attempt to assassinate the POTUS. Kate resigns from the Secret Service, and Gibbs gives Kate an implied job offer. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode title comes from the codename for the special security clearance needed to work aboard Air Force One or at the White House. See more
Secret Service agent Caitlin Todd is portrayed as being unfamiliar with working a crime scene. However, only Secret Service agents with several years of experience in the field as law enforcement officers are employed in protective details, especially (as Agent Todd is) the most important and prestigious one, of the President. While she might be a little rusty, depending upon how long she had worked in protective details, in real life an agent in her position would know what to do without lessons from Gibbs or DiNozzo. See more
NCIS? Anything like CSI?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Only if you're dyslexic.
References Air Force One