A Metro cop in Washington, DC, finds a set of severed fingertips which prove to be those of a Marine corporal; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee finds the corresponding body in the local morgue; Ducky concludes that the corporal was a victim of stretching to death on a rack. McGee and Ziva meet Max, who used a credit card of the dead Marine; excitement occurs while McGee interviews her; Tony and Ziva meet and interview another interesting chick; McGee pursues with Max. Gibbs asks whether the corporal died because Max, a former girlfriend, made a record score on a video game. Ziva gets a lead on a major game programmer, but he has disappeared; Gibbs meets an arms dealer. Tony and McGee find the body of the missing programmer, with mutilations identical to those on the Marine. Gibbs and McGee get a confession, then the gang search for a particular computer; McGee guides Gibbs, who finds it and announces "game over". Tony makes a date for McGoo. Written by
Did You Know?
Michael Weatherly, who plays DiNozzo pokes fun at McGee's "Geek Speak" and hacking skills. Weatherly actually played a computer hacker named "Eyes Only" on the show Dark Angel. See more
As McGee is talking to Max Destructo just before the attack, he claims that she "holds the high score on virtually every massively multiplayer online role-playing game". Very rarely do MMORPGs have high scores, since they're based on pen-and-paper RPG games and don't track many quantifiable points of data (kills, money collected, etc.). See more
Special Agent Timothy McGee
[after Gibbs hits his computer with a bat
Boss. That's - that's really not going to help.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs
Well, it helps me.
References Lost in Space