Navy test pilot lieutenant commander Brad 'Hondo' Sayer is found half-burn by park rangers in the Virgianian Appalachians. He was flying a jet-pack in his spare time, but it exploded. The manufacturer, Victor Tillman, paid him well as the Navy refused the project, but ignored his ex and competitor Vanessa paid him to fly a prototype she got in the divorce as well. Given his expertise, McGee is made key investigator. Lawyer Margaret Allison Hart is his greatest obstacle. Autopsy by Palmer shows Brad was poisoned before. Written by
Did You Know?
When the NCIS team is looking at the "mug shot" for lawyer Allison Hart, it says in the fine print she works for a firm called "Wolfram, Hart", an in-joke by the writer no doubt. Jesse Stern, who used to be David Greenwalt's assistant on the series ANGEL, which featured an evil law firm of the same name, wrote this episode. See more
In the elevator, McGee intimates to Gibbs that the jet pack was made by Bell Labs. That's the wrong "Bell". Bell Aerosystems was the developer. See more
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs
All right I believe you. You got the lead on this one.
"Heart Attack Machine"
Written by Richard Wolf
& Brian Wayy See more