While riding a water toy, a man, Daniel Su, sustains a gunshot to his chest; he dies on the way to a hospital; he was an electronics engineer who five years ago defected to the USA from North Korea; his own firm two weeks ago won a contract with the US Department of Defense for the creation of a communication system for the Marine Corps; the SecNav expresses interest; Callen and company investigate. G and Sam find the body of Daniel's business partner. Eric and the gang see that Daniel's shooter is an Asian chick; Vance gives her name (Kai) and says that they're in a pile of trouble; Eric learns that she's North Korean. While G and Sam watch, Kai takes a shot at Jimmy, Daniel's brother; Kai and Vance have a chat; Dom goes underground as a cop; Kai opens fire again and takes return fire but gets away again; Abby, in Washington, provides information, which allows Kensi to get a confession; Dom loses a button. [To be concluded in "Endgame" (s7e7 of NCIS).] Written by
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While G and Sam chat at the site of the shooting of Daniel, the two of them talk about speeds and speed limits at marinas generally and the nearby marina in particular; they speak in terms of "miles per hour"; in the context of maritime activities, however, even among civilians and small vessels, the correct term is instead "knots" (which means nautical miles per hour). [Eight m.p.h. equals about seven knots.] See more
NCIS Special Agent G. Callen
Well don't worry about it, Dom. Still some things you have to learn on the job.
NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye
Yeah, with a knife closely pressed to your ear by a bad guy who is convinced you are a cop.