Navy Seaman Derek Balfour was murdered in a port, the fourth following an apparent pattern, so the director gives the lead to NCIS Special Agent Erica Jane 'EJ' Barrett, who already investigates the earlier three. Ziva's CIA lover Ray Cruz assures her informally that Barrett's suspect Bryce Leitner, under another investigation, must be innocent of Balfour's murder. Written by
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NCIS Special Agent E.J. Barrett
Are you questioning whether I know what I'm doing, Agent Gibbs?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs
No ma'am. I'm questioning the way you do it.