A former petty officer and federal prisoner, convicted of murder and bank robbery, escapes and contacts Fornell, who, with Gibbs, caught him. Fornell contacts Gibbs, who contacts Jen, who temporarily reinstates Gibbs. The team solve it.



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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 DocRushing

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Russell Nash, the name of the man Paulson believes can exonerate him, is also an alias used by Connor MacLeod in Highlander. See more »


Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: You're gonna need a bigger box for that boat.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Come all the way out here to give me packing tips, Tobias?
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: Actually, I came to tell you that Petty Officer Derrick Paulson escaped from prison yesterday.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [firmly] No.
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: I haven't asked you anything yet. You caught him last time. Figured you might like to catch him again.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You thought wrong.
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: He came to see me, Jethro. When I was with Emily.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: She okay?
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: For now. He just wanted to tell me that I got the wrong man, and strongly suggested that I re-open his ...
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References The Fugitive (1993) See more »


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