A neighbor finds the body of a tortured Marine lance corporal, hanging in his garage; Gibbs and company investigate. When Gibbs and Tony seek to question a recently retired Marine, they find Fornell inside the retiree's home; Fornell says that the Marine is the FBI's key witness in a murder trial; McGee finds that Fornell's defendant is one of the most notorious criminals on the East Coast. Another Marine dies after enduring torture. The retiree-witness leads Gibbs and Fornell on a chase, then they question him again. Abby finds crucial evidence against the gangster; Fornell, Gibbs, and the gang connect the dots, and a confrontation takes place on a sidewalk and closes the case. Written by
Did You Know?
When DiNozzo comes into Abby's lab, he says "Oh, hi, Abby-Normal." This is a reference to Igor's answer when asked whose brain it belongs to in "Young Frankenstein" (1974). See more
Sgt. Jake Kale shoots Rick Azarri twice in the chest, in the final shot of Azarri's body there is only one bullet hole. See more
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
That bust gave me a career. Meanwhile Azari quietly took over the reins. Killed at least five in his first year, probably a dozen more since.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs
It's the nature of the job. You cut off one head, another grows back.
References Ordinary People