Four years ago Gibbs and Fornell caught a Navy petty officer, Paulson, whom a court-martial convicted of murder and bank robbery, and who now escapes, approaches Fornell and his pre-school daughter, insists that he's innocent, and demands a reopening of his case and an exoneration of himself; Fornell approaches Gibbs, Gibbs approaches Jen, and Gibbs returns temporarily. The old team investigates; they find an old sailor, but they lose a car, and Tony loses a laptop computer with his files on Paulson. The team considers many angles, and Gibbs and Fornell conclude that they made a mistake. Another man dies, then Gibbs and Abby figure out the case, and the gang collar the real bad guy. Written by
Did You Know?
McGee points out a copy of Huckleberry Finn in Mickey Stokes's bookcase. Mickey Stokes is played by Hal Holbrook
, famous for his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" The selections from Twain's works that Holbrook recites in performances vary, but always include an excerpt from Huckleberry Finn. See more
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
[after a realtor shows Fornell to Gibbs's basement
First my wife, now my house?
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
Oh, no. I've learned my lesson. I'm through with your leftovers.
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP See more