Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Ducky investigate the death of a petty officer aboard a Naval vessel; later Tony and McGee screen potential replacements for Ziva; nobody in the gang has heard from Ziva, so Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Abby all start sniffing and digging around; they trace her to a Jordanian cargo ship, which sank in a storm off the coast of Somalia, reportedly with no survivor. Tony urges Gibbs to stop Saleem, then the team makes a case to Gibbs and Vance, who reluctantly approves an "investigative" mission to Somalia, where (as a part of a plan) Saleem captures Tony and McGee, to whom Saleem administers a truth serum. Saleem also reunites Tony and McGee with Ziva, whom Saleem has tortured. Gibbs reverts to his sniper mode and gets out the three musketeers, then they all return to Washington, DC, where they, emotionally drained and thoroughly exhausted, receive a rousing welcome. Written by
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Most of Abbey's tattoos are Pauley Perrette's real tattoos. Only the spider web on her neck and the cross on her back are fake. The cross tattoo is only seen in the first 6 seasons. Latter on, Perrette gets a flower tattoo on her back. This is first seen on Abbey in "Truth or Consequences" (#7.1). See more
Towards the end, Gibbs walks into the building where the team was being held captive, just a few seconds after being shown sniping from a hillside more than a mile away. There is no way he could have covered that distance in that short a time, even with a vehicle. See more
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
We just have to stay alive long enough to not get dead.
References Bad Day at Black Rock
Performed by Pauley Perrette
(as Abby Sciuto) and Sean Murray
(as Timothy McGee) See more