A major power cut spreads over the Tri-state area. NCIS is only one of many facilities affected, so Gibbs's pre-computer methods prove useful again for once, Mcgee and Abby are near nervous break-down. The purpose was to allow a break-in in a 'servers farm' by a gang. But did it include a killed Navy entertainment lieutenant, or was she part of a robbery where nothing was stolen? The answer requires atypically slowly proceeding forensincs as well as a surprising third-party intervention. Written by
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After Tim's camera battery dies, Gibbs pulls a Polaroid SX-70 camera. Gibbs later passes other Polaroid Instamatic cameras out to the team. This will probably be the last emergency where the team can use these 'low-tech' cameras since the film hasn't been manufactured for about 5 years. Some film is left out there (like in Gibbs' bag), but it commands extreme prices. See more
The getaway car is identified as a 1999 Chevrolet Impala. The car shown was a 1994 through 1996 Impala, as Chevrolet did not make an Impala for the 1997 through 1999 model years. A downsized version was introduced for the 2000 model year. It is also unlikely a 14+ year old car would have the original tires on it, negating the method used to identify it. See more
Emma had to do it, right? She didn't have a choice.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
No, she had a choice... That's what makes her a hero.
At the very end of the opening credits, which shows a car driving on Pennsylvania Ave SE towards the Capitol Building, the street lights then the city's other lights go out, depicting the power outage that took place in the prologue. See more