Gibbs has been working with a new field team for 126 days, Abby 'demands' her mates back. Missing petty officer Steven N. Vargo, top clearance at Strategic Planning, is found dead in his rented trailer. He was shot with exclusive federal ammo. His mate, NCO vet Brian Duane Roberts, is killed in a Moroccan bomb blast, where Ziva was also wounded as a Mossad anti-terrorist undercover agent. She was tipped off that Roberts was meeting a Chechen terrorist by director Vance, who only now tells Gibbs that he broke up his team because Vargo tipped him he was blackmailed by an NCIS agent, one of Gibbs's three 'recruit' Special Agents. McGee's present encryption job proves handy. Tony is dying to get off his job at sea. Written by
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Abby tells Gibbs that it has been 126 days that "Tony, McGee and Ziva have been gone". That is also the number of days between the original U.S. air dates of the season 5 finale and this episode. See more
[walking into the squad room on McGee's arm; re: Ziva coming back to NCIS
I'm so excited, McGee, I can't believe it, pinch me.
[she socks him
Written by Tom Waits
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