Paloma's goons shoot up Jackson's store, but he escapes, then he stays with Jethro. A helo lands, and two die, as do an agent and another person. Rivera takes matters into his own hands, but he produces an unintended and unexpected result.



(created by), (created by) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video






Episode cast overview, first billed only:
State Police Sgt. Paul Westgard
Estaban Lopez
Mexican Gunman


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 DocRushing

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 September 2010 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Joshua Rexon had been credited as a co-producer in previous episodes. He is now credited as a producer. See more »


RCMP officers only wear their Red Serge dress uniform during ceremonial duties; they would never be worn while investigating a crime scene. The same is true for the 'Mounted' part of their name - only the 32 members of the Cavalry unit who participate in the Musical Ride are mounted. The concept of having RCMP officers mounted on horses in their Red Serge on daily operations is beyond laughable - simply stereotypical, along with the idea that there was snow in September just north of the US/Canadian border. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [at their crime scene] For an emergency landing, this helicopter is surprisingly intact.
See more »


References The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

La Muerte
8 March 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

So, the long-awaited (well, at least in USA) final part of the epic four-parter arrives. Does it deliver the goods? Well, yes, but not without some problems.

The first part was about Gibbs and Abby, the second about Gibbs and Ms. Hart, and the third about Gibbs and Vance. Season 7's cliffhanger ending might reveal what this one is about. Also, considering what the plot of the arc is about, the choice is appropriate.

It's rather puzzling why the writers opted for time between the seasons to pass within the series in sync with the real world (after the resolution to the cliffhanger), since they then need to come up with contrived stories outlining what each character has been doing for the past *four* months (the time elapsed is actually stated in one scene). This is a distracting fault that eats up too much of the running time in what is an otherwise excellent episode and a fine conclusion to the arc, with a poetic twist that echoes an old adage. Also, the climax is a bit too convenient a coincidence in terms of timing - unless one believes it was decreed by fate. But wasn't there a specific hit TV show about fate already?

Also, since this is the *conclusion* to an arc, it should by definition concentrate on climaxing the arc, not haphazardly sow seeds for future episodes. Couldn't that have waited until the second episode of Season 8? This is supposed to be the BIG finale. It almost seems the show-runners felt the need to bait the audience, as if they feared that with the arc coming to an end, part of the audience would only stick around if new questions were raised. This speaks of either poor judgment or lack of confidence. A shame - what could have been a 9/10, becomes "only" an 8/10.

As an afterthought, since the series has already reached its 8th year, one really has to wonder, what is Pauley Perrette's secret? She must be the envy of many, many actresses. Not only does it seem that she hasn't aged at all in 7 seasons, but in real life, she was actually 41 when this was filmed! Maybe the fact that Abby, The World's Perkiest Goth™, sleeps in a coffin has something to do about it...

While on the Women of NCIS, it is only fair to mention Cote de Pablo as well. Over the five seasons she's been in the show, some people have complained that the character of Ziva is an unfavorable portrayal of a non-native American. Are the other characters really superior to hers? Not really, when you start comparing them. Her character has actually developed the most over the seasons! Regardless of the characterization of Ziva, Cote de Pablo is of rare, both radiant yet soothing beauty. The show-runners were incredibly lucky when they found her to join Pauley Perrette. Together, they form perhaps the most formidable double-team in American TV today when it comes to pulling in male viewers for a TV show.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not one but two fake english accents clydeside
Reusing character names gunner_113
The Boat in Basement clydeside
Bring Gal Gadot to NCIS!!! Dmuminov
Quinn vs Torres klingons-eat-cherries
Bring old Gibbs back klingons-eat-cherries
Discuss Spider and the Fly (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: