Someone shoots and kills the executive officer (XO) of a Naval vessel, a commander, in his own stateroom; Gibbs and company investigate. However, a shrink (a persistent and presumptuous one) arrives to conduct mandatory psychologic evaluations for all members of the gang, and she accompanies them aboard the ship. Ziva recognizes the spent brass as Russian. Word of the murder spreads fast, for seven international journalists are aboard as guests; one reporter makes a confession and reveals a potential powder keg. The team continue, and they eventually find the solution. Meanwhile, the shrink also continues, eliciting a number of flashbacks, mostly related to Kate Todd, a former member and special agent. Eventually Tony and Gibbs realize who the shrink is, then she submits her report to the director. Written by
Did You Know?
As the Dr. and McGee enter the houses to search it, the Dr. makes a comment about there being "no clowns on the walls" and that being a good sign. This is referencing John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as Pogo the Clown and was known as the Killer Clown. See more
McGee discovered one of the Navy crew members, who lived in Virginia, had a registered Tokarev pistol. The state of Virginia does not register guns, and does not have any registration database to search. See more
Dr. Rachel Cranston
Maybe Agent Todd was hard on you because she knew what you were capable of. Too bad she never got a chance to tell you that.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
I think I just realized who you are, Rachel.