Gibbs and company investigate a crime scene at the rented home of a Navy petty officer, Cove, in Norfolk, Virginia; while doing so McGee recognizes that certain key details duplicate details, including a highly unusual cocktail, in his second novel, still unfinished and in process. Cove and his pickup truck have disappeared, and his truck has since become found. The gang search McGee's rough draft, and they trace the movements of one of its characters; at one of the sites in the book, they find two bodies, one of which is Cove's, and the other of which matches another character. The team continue to follow clues, and they eventually find the delusional man responsible for the two deaths. Written by
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In the publisher's office, one of the portraits on the wall is that of the late science fiction writer/philosopher Robert Anton Wilson. See more
When Tony is in Tim's apartment watching how Tim writes his novels, it shows Tim typing on a pre-50s/pre-40s manual typewriter. Tim comes to the realization that because he types on it, rather than a computer, that's how the murder would know the unfolding plot of the novel he's working on, and copy the murders. When they show up at the NCIS offices, he's holding up a film ribbon on which you can see each character. Film ribbons didn't begin showing up on typewriters until the 1960s, and only on electric typewriters. As seen on the sample that Tony & Tim typed up, Tim's typewriter used a cloth ribbon, from which you cannot read anything that anyone's typed with it. See more
[seeing Gibbs and Tony approach him, Todd takes off in a bizarre manner
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
What do you call that?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Running. I think.
References Coyote Ugly
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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