An ambush in an alley behind a bar leaves one Marine dead and one very ill; the gang investigate. The survivor is from Gibbs's hometown, and the team goes there; flashbacks abound. The bunch put the pieces together and nail the bad guys.

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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 DocRushing

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There really is a Stillwater, PA (allegedly Gibb's home town). It is about midway between Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre in Columbia County along PA 487 in north-eastern Pennsylvania. See more »

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The fictional class rings for the fictional high school show the name "Still Water" as two words with a space, whereas the name of the town, both the one in the show and the real one in Pennsylvania, is "Stillwater" as one word without a space. See more »

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NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No one was ever allowed to touch that Winchester.
Jackson Gibbs: Yeah. Let that be a lesson in parenting, tell a kid he can't have a rifle, he grows up to be a sniper.
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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My favourite episode by far
23 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As an avid viewer of NCIS for a long time now, I have shared experiences and relationships with the characters. I enjoy the episodes where characters pasts are dragged up, and I think it is good to see more about where Gibbs has come from. The touching story of him meeting his first wife (Shannon) is heartfelt, and the relationship between Gibbs and his father is different than the relationship held between himself and other characters, although, Gibbs attitude is exactly what any long term fan would expect. Mark Harmon is able to play the role very well, as in all episodes, and the plot twist is very good. This episode defines a series that I can only describe as perfect.

This is my favourite TV show, and this is my favourite episode.


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