Ducky suspects everything was staged, with forensic expertise, when retired NCIS agent Mike Franks's boat, still registered in donor Gibbs's name, hits a Navy ship, carrying the corpses of dishonorably discharged crooks Roy Keenan, US Army, and US Navy lieutenant Calvin Thomas Blanchard. They asked for Franks at his Mexican home, but no connections between them and Franks are known. The two met when in retired Colonel Merton Bell's PMC ('private military company'), the largest in Iraq. Franks turns up as well as his family's Iraqi matriarch. Written by
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This is the crime scene. It was flown here on a C-130 cargo plane. Along with 2 bodies and all the evidence. And now it is mine. It is *all* mine! So I can figure out the mystery.
Special Agent Timothy McGee
What mystery? Who the dead guys were?
Or who killed them?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Or how they ended up on the boat.
Sure, uh, you guys should work on that. While I figure out how he got it out of the basement.