A fight in an alley behind a bar leaves one Marine corporal dead and another critically ill; the gang investigate; Gibbs says that the event was an ambush, not a bar brawl. The survivor is from Gibbs's hometown; Gibbs and Ducky agree that the survivor may have been the target of the attack. McGee and Ziva go with Gibbs to the town, where they meet Gibbs's father and others; they learn that everyone in town believes that the Marine died four years ago. Flashbacks abound; Gibbs finds lies and liars. McGee and Ziva gather evidence, but it disappears, so Tony and Abby join them, and they get more evidence; then they all put the pieces together and nail the bad guys. Written by
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The team learns that the targeted Marine is from Stillwater, Pennsylvania because of the high school class ring he is wearing. Stillwater, PA doesn't have its own high school. The small community is a part of the nearby Bloomsburg School District. See more
When she died, I know how mad that made you. I know how much you hated me for getting on with my life. Saw the look in your face, how you wanted vengeance... Well that look went away when you met Shannon. But it came back quick after they died. I knew what that meant. You were going to find someone to take it out on. Didn't matter what I said.
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
It never did! What do you see now?
References A Night at the Opera
Forge the Nebulous
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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