An agent of the NCIS dies in an execution-style shooting; Gibbs and company investigate. A radioactive painting provides clues, and an impostor federal agent causes trouble, but Gibbs and Tony, on horseback, and the others break the case.

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Jack Patterson, a special agent of the NCIS, dies on a sidewalk in Washington, DC, in an execution-style shooting right after he drops a package into a mailbox. Abby says that Jack was on his way to meet her; soon she receives the carton from Jack, which contains a painting, which Abby finds to be radioactive. Gibbs interviews a man who introduces himself as an agent of the US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS). Abby learns that the slugs in Jack's body match a handgun used in an unsolved murder in Arizona two years ago; Gibbs and Tony go to Arizona and meet the artist. The real agent of the DoHS shows up in the squad bay; McGee alerts Gibbs, who, while on horseback with Tony, soon receives gunfire from a helo, and they return fire and crash the bird. Gibbs and Tony rescue the artist from harm, and they and the rest of the gang finish putting together the pieces of what happened. Written by DocRushing

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The helicopter that was used at the end of the episode was a Eurocopter AStar 350 B2 (N67TV) and is currently used by Helinet Aviation. See more »

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Gibbs and Dinozzo fly to Arizona to find a witness, but the rock formations are actually Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park north of Los Angeles California. See more »

Quotes

NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Can you get nerve damage on your buttox?
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You're going to feel worse in the morning.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Don't say that Boss.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Hard To Mainstream
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Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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