Christmas carolers hear gunshots; a man, smeared with blood, staggers outside and pleads for help; the speaker is Lance, a recently discharged Navy lieutenant and intelligence officer, diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a tour in Afghanistan; he says that inside his home he saw a shootout, which killed two men; the victims are a Navy ensign (Scott) and a small-time drug dealer (Mancuso); Callen and company investigate. Kensi and Deeks take Lance back to his bungalow, where Lance makes a confession; Eric and Nell find a connection and a number of details; while Kensi and Lance talk and walk, a stranger draws a piece and takes aim, so Kensi opens fire; Eric and Nell get a match on facial recognition; G and Sam pick up some scoop about Lance, and Kensi runs into trouble with Lance, who leaves; the four musketeers attend a meeting at the Santa Monica Pier, where they stop Lance and a bad guy. Kensi finishes putting the pieces together. Written by
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Jonathan Frakes appeared as uncredited role of the Navy Dr. Also, directed this episode. See more
The police may well have released Former Navy Lieutenant Lance Talbot to the NCIS team, but they would DEFINITELY have taken his bloody shirt as evidence in a criminal investigation (even if NCIS took over all aspects of the investigation, NCIs would have taken the shirt too). See more
NCIS Special Agent Former Navy Lieutenant Lance Talbot
So what do we do now?
We'll, uh, we do what most families do on Christmas Eve.
Watch Uncle Bob get drunk and pee in the toaster?
References The Little Drummer Boy
Written by Richard Wolf
and John Czornyj See more