Aboard a Turkish-flag cargo ship in a port at Hampton Roads in Virginia, an explosion occurs, killing one person and leaving Gibbs comatose with burns, abrasions, and a concussion; EMTs take him to the emergency room at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth; Jen and Abby follow to the hospital; the rest of the team investigate. A Navy medical officer recognizes Gibbs from Kuwait in 1991, when he treated him after an injury. Abby and Ziva express a difference to each other; Tony starts to sound like Gibbs, and others notice. Gibbs remains in a coma; eventually Ducky, a neurologist, and a nurse welcome him back; however, Gibbs does not recognize or remember Ducky. [To be continued.] Written by
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The ship aboard which Gibbs is injured is allegedly berthed on the East Coast, but in several location shots on the ship's deck the east, or San Diego end of the Coronado Bay Bridge is clearly visible. See more
At the start of the episode, Tony's watching a smoking man on a ship. The smoke is moving into the man's face because the footage is running in reverse. See more
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
This is so "Usual Suspects".
Officer Ziva David
Tony, your dying words will be, "I've seen this film".
References The Searchers