Two civilians find the body of a Navy petty officer first-class, submerged in a backyard hot tub; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky sees an unusual clue. The widow fills in Tony and Ziva, and Abby makes a significant discovery, implicating a ship of the Royal Navy. Gibbs takes a strong dislike to a major in the Royal Marines; however, Ziva asks the major to "do a quickie". Tony and Ziva find an important valve handwheel, and Gibbs gains an advantage by using a pipe wrench. The ship leaves port, but the major stays behind, and the major turns out to be something else, as does a special agent of the CIA. Vance tells Gibbs to cool it; Gibbs takes a different tack, and he finds a visitor when he returns home. The gang trace missing money; they figure out who killed the sailor, and who stole the money, then they nab the person responsible. Tony sets off an alarm. Written by
Did You Know?
Whilst it is correct that the Union Jack would be flown at the bow when docked, a second one would not be flown from the masthead amidships, as a later shot shows - instead a White Ensign would be flown at the stern. Once under way, the Union Jack would be removed and the White Ensign transferred to the masthead. See more
NCIS Director Leon Vance
[to Gibbs and Malloy
I'm calling Sec Nav before the two of you get in a saber duel in the parking lot.
References Being There
Written by Richard Wolf
and Michael Costantini See more