Paloma confronts Jackson in his store, in Stillwater, Pennsylvania; her goons shoot up the store, but Jack escapes; the next four months he stays with Jethro and a pair of protective agents. The gang watch for Paloma; then they investigate an unplanned landing of a helo in West Virginia; the pilot, a reservist, died; Gibbs sees that Paloma was one of the passengers. Franks walks into Gibbs's house, then a dead body shows up in Frederick, Maryland. Rivera goes to Vance's office, asks to make a deal, and leaves something behind, and Paloma calls Gibbs. Dolls start turning up, and an agent dies; Jack, Franks, and Jethro go fishing; Vance invites Rivera for a chat, so they talk, but news interrupts, then McGeek intervenes. Rivera takes the matter into his own hands, and he produces an unintended and unexpected result. Franks goes back to Mexico, and Jack and Jethro go back to Stillwater. Vance files Abby's report, then he moves on to another case. Written by
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The first part of the opening scene in Gibbs' shop is meant to be the same moment shown at the end of "Rule Fifty-One". However, it has clearly been re-shot. In the previous version, Mr. Gibbs faces (the yet-to-be-revealed) Reynosa with a smile and a happy "Can I help you?" Here, he stands sideways to her, no smile, and asks the same question with suspicion. See more
Ducky, what if this doesn't work? What's going to happen to Gibbs?
Dr. Donald Mallard
In 1940, Winston Churchill sat in his bunker, smoking one of those majestic cigars, waiting for news that the first German bombs were decimating London. 'Let us, therefore, brace ourselves to our duties' he said over the radio, 'and so bare ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say 'this was their finest hour''. The hour is upon us, Abby. All we can do is wait and see.