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
Did You Know?
The Israeli children's song that Abby and McGee sing, "Chad Gadya," is real, originally in Aramaic and is sung at the end of Passover seders. The story is literally of a goat that was eaten by a cat which was bitten by a dog which was hit by a stick which was burned by fire which was extinguished by water which was drunk by an ox which was slaughtered by a Shohet (slaughterer) who was killed by the Angel of Death who was was killed by God. See more
Tony explains to Ziva that when he fails to report in word would be sent to a carrier group in the Mediterranean who would launch F-22 Raptors to destroy the terrorist camp (with them in it). The F-22 is a land based aircraft, which currently operates only from Air Force Bases in the continental United States, not from Naval Aircraft Carriers. It would be reasonable to expect Tony to know this, as he works for the Department of the Navy. See more
We've isolated the needle in the haystack. An analmoly, one specific characteristic.
NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee
Brand name import. Not easily available in Europe or Africa.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Got all the way from the United States, at high cost, high difficulty.
NCIS Director Leon Vance
What are we talking about?
[Abby holds up her Caf-Pow
References True Lies
Performed by Pauley Perrette
(as Abby Sciuto) and Sean Murray
(as Timothy McGee) See more