The Gibbs gang joins Hollis to investigate the death of a Marine captain due to a harpoon through his torso in the study of his home in family housing at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, an Army post. The victim worked under an Army major on an inter-agency task force at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The NCIS seizes and keeps the victim's laptop computer, but the DIA sends a techie to shadow Abby while she works on it; Abby starts frozen, but she thaws quickly. The team find a network of love interests, including one of Gibbs's exes. Tony and Ziva find a partial print, Abby cracks a song, and McGee cracks a code, which allows the bunch to nab the bad guy and Abby to slug him. Written by
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The "elements song " as played by Abby and McGee, was an early version! The music was a Gilbert and Sullivan song, but a Harvard professor took the names of the elements and added then! As the years went by, he would and the new elements! The professor was Tom Lehrer! See more
(at around 52 mins) Abby says "It could be hidden in a secret partition of RAM" after thinking about checking the laptop rather than its disk image for the password. RAM memory in modern computers is seldom partitioned at all, but consists of a constant pool. Also RAM memory is volatile (it loses data when powered off) and the laptop had presumably been turned off for several hours at that point. Although it is possible to recover pieces of data from RAM memory after considerable time without power, Abby would have had a hell of a day figuring out which pieces are relevant, how they are coded, and what has already evaporated. See more
D.I. Agent Fred Rinnert
You have to go up to go down, right?
[pushes the elevator button
Can I hit him now, Gibbs?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Luck be a Lady
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Michael Weatherly
(as Anthony DiNozzo) See more