A Navy lieutenant, a member of an international nuclear-inspection agency, approaches Gibbs and asks him to solve the officer's own murder; because of his symptoms he knows that someone has exposed him to unknown nuclear radiation; Gibbs and company undertake the case. Abby and Ducky start figuring it out, and Ziva sticks with the subject, whose condition grows worse as though the exposure to the radiation poisoning continues. McGee finds not a smoking gun but rather a smoking cigar; Ducky explains the significance of it. Gibbs and McGee figure out the bad actor, then they change the travel plans for that person. Ziva and the victim have an interesting conversation in a garden. Written by
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The "hospital" that the lieutenant is in, is in fact not a hospital but a military research institute. They use the name and the logo of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute for the hospital where the man exposed to radiation is dying. There is no hospital at the AFRRI, just research labs. See more
When Special Agent Lee, a lawyer, supervises the victim's signing of his will, Lee says that she'll file the will in a court, and that she hopes that they'll not need to execute it for a long time. Neither the testator (the one who signs a will) nor the testator's lawyer files a will in court after the signing of it. There's no filing of a will in court until the executor or executrix (or a lawyer for that functionary) files it in a probate court after the death of the testator. Further, the execution of the will have already taken place; that is, the testator executed the will by signing it. A better and accurate line would have been for Lee to hope that they'll not need to use the will or act on it for a long time. See more
Officer Ziva David
[Ziva and McGee each reach for a cup of coffee in a vending machine
I have been working for 30 straight hours!
Special Agent Timothy McGee
This is my fourth cup of the day!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Mossad. Hot liquid. Let her have it, McGee.
[McGee moves away, Ziva takes the coffee
Officer Ziva David
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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