Two park rangers find the burned body of LCdr. Brad Sayers, a Navy test pilot on leave, on the site of a recent fire in a forest in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee sees evidence that Brad tried to fly a jetpack, and that it exploded. Gibbs places McGeek in charge. Palmer finds clues inside a dead squirrel, and Abby confirms them. Tony and Ziva interview a builder of jetpacks, and Ziva snaps a portrait; McGee learns about the builder's ex-wife, who's also the builder's top competitor; McGee questions the builder, then the builder's high-power lawyer shows up, starts talking, and keeps on talking. Ducky suggests an interesting alternate explanation, then Gibbs shows a piece of paper. The gang put the pieces together, and Tony brings in the bad guy by remote control. Gibbs notices the left hand of the lady lawyer; he concludes that someone else sent her there. Written by
Did You Know?
When McGee's jet pack video is over, we see that it is a "Thom E. Gemcity" production. This is an anagram for Timothy McGee. 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 Timothy McGee
Can't believe the Mexican authorities dropped the charges against Colonel Bell. Colonel Bell. Wonder if there's any relationship to Bell Labs. Bell Labs: inventors of the rocket belt. Rocket belt's an amazing model. It's a catalyst that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into pressurized steam and oxygen. You get significant thrust from lightweight rockets for about thirty seconds...
[Gibbs nonchalantly slabs McGee's head
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs
I got it, McGee. You know a lot about jet packs.
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