NCIS: Season 4, Episode 8

Once a Hero (14 Nov. 2006)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Once a Hero (original title)

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At a hotel in Washington, a homeless hero Marine veteran falls to his death, and a maid finds the body of a 14-year-old girl. Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky, Abby, and McGee help, Lee goes undercover, and the team find the bad guys.

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While Tony and Ziva protect the director at a reception at a hotel in Washington, DC, Ziva tackles her and gets her out of the way of a man who falls to his death on a table of food; Gibbs and company investigate. The man was a homeless veteran and a Marine carrying a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart with two stars. Gibbs meets a congressman and his aide. A maid finds the nude body of a 14-year-old girl at the same hotel. Ducky says that the girl recently came from China. Abby gets two good surprises, Palmer engages in deception, and Lee goes undercover. McGee gives good directions. The team figure it out, and they find not only the bad guys but also a bunch of girls. Written by DocRushing

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When Agent Lee dresses up as a hooker (or according to Tim, as a "courtesan"), she is given a distinctly red colored headband with a small white bow, hiding a microphone. When she walks towards the elevator with the other agents, she doesn't have the headband on. However, when she gets into the elevator and turns to look at Jimmy Palmer (who is just exiting the elevator) she is is clearly wearing the headband. See more »

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NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Our gate crasher was a Marine. Sergeant Brian Wright. The hotel was in lockdown, and he wasn't a registered guest. He took a dive from up there somewhere. SECDEF staff are worried that it was an attempt on the life of their boss.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Are we worried?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: If it was an assassination attempt, he's a lousy assassin. He used his body as a weapon and missed by seventy-five feet.
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Written by Dominic Kelly
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Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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