A Marine captain dies in a mortar explosion in Baghdad; the SecNav sends the body to Ducky, who finds that a bullet, not shrapnel, caused the death. Tony and Jardine investigate on site; they and the rest of the team together figure it out.

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A captain in the Marine Corps Reserve dies in the explosion of a single mortar round in the green international zone in central Baghdad; by order of the SecNav the body reaches Ducky, who says that the shrapnel did not kill the officer, but a bullet did. The reservist had achieved much financial success by age 30; his trophy widow shows up in the squad bay, and she provides information. Tony and Jardine investigate in Baghdad; Gibbs, McGee, and Ziva continue to investigate in Washington. Cooperation and coordination across 10 time zones produce a solution of the puzzle; Gibbs and McGee then form a welcoming committee and crash a meeting at the Dulles Airport. Written by DocRushing

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Both Rick Hoffman and Patrick Fischler appear as recurring characters in the tv show, Suits (2011-) See more »

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Anthony DiNozzo picks up a shell casing (when in Iraq) and says "7.62mm, not our round" The 7.62mm is a standard NATO round used by he U.S. military. And all of NATO. The round Tony picks up is a Russian 7.62x39mm casing common to the AK-47, the NATO 7.62x51mm round is distinctly longer. See more »

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Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Why the hell are you here? Really?
NCIS Intel Analyst Nikki Jardine: Cause it's gonna look really good on my resume.
[leaves]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: That's not why she's here.
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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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Pagan Blood Lust
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Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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