A Navy chief petty officer, Frank, dies of a slashed throat in his home; he worked with a highly classified technology with applications to submarines; Callen and company investigate. Frank's wife split and took their baby a month ago. Frank also worked with submarine technology before he enlisted; his patents in that field made him financially secure. From Washington, DC, Director Vance sends Abby, the punk-gothic lab techie, who has a unique theory that Frank was a victim of a serial killer, whom Abby calls The Phantom. G and Sam find the widow and her boyfriend, the latter of whom takes a short bike ride. Abby and Eric click, they go out on a date, and she disappears. G, Sam, and Kensi go undercover and put on quite a show; Eric sees Abby on video, then G and Sam see her in person; Sam mans a fire hose, and G zaps The Phantom. Abby solves 15 murders in as many hours; she next reports to Gibbs and McGee, who're on their way to rescue her. Written by
Did You Know?
Abbey Sciuto, performed by 'Pauley Perrete', is currently the only character that has appeared in JAG and subsequent spin offs. She appeared in "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" in JAG, stars in NCIS. Now she's appears in "Random on Purpose." See more
Hanna refers to supercavitation as something "...you'd really want to keep secret...". While the specifics of a particular supercavitation design might be classified, the principle is not; supercavitation has been used in hydrofoil design for over forty years and in propellers and underwater projectiles even longer. Supercavitating propellers have been used in military, racing and model boats since 1914; German engineers produced a prototype of an air to sea missile in 1940; the Russian APS underwater rifle uses a supercavitating bullet, and, more recently, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) solicited open bids from private contractors for a 100-knot transport submarine (the Underwater Express). Russia has a supercavitating torpedo and Iran claims to have tested one of their own, possibly based on the Russian design. See more
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange
You're going to tell me that I should have consulted you before...
Special Agent G. Callen
Nope... My team's getting half-a-day's deskwork in half an hour. You row pretty good.