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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We are meeting in New York next weekend. He's taking me to the opera.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
The opera? Wow. Does his boyfriend know about you?
No, but his mom does.