A Naval Reserve lieutenant dies of a gunshot in Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate; the victim has one of McGee's cards; McGee learns that his paternal grandmother is involved. The gang assemble the pieces and catch the bad guy.



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Episode cast overview:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Penelope Langston
Vince Westfal
Max Ellswood
Justine Booth
Andrew Pike (as James Connor)
Navy Lieutenant Paul Booth


A Naval Reserve lieutenant in mufti dies of a single gunshot to his head in a public park in Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate; the victim has a business card bearing the name of Timothy McGee, who learns that his paternal grandmother, Penny, is involved with the vic; Tony and McGee intercept Penny and talk with her. The victim teaches math at a local university and works for a think tank in the boondocks of Virginia. Abby figures out the burns on his fingertips. Attention turns onto Penny, who survives three attempts on her life, and who proves to be a tough nut. The gang put all the pieces together and catch the bad guy, then Penny gets a ride home with Ducky, and McGee calls his father. Written by DocRushing

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4 October 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


As Tony is making plans for his father's birthday party he says: "For the 188th time, I get it." This is the 189th episode of the series. See more »


In the beginning while lieutenant booth is speaking with his wife on the phone in the distance shot his phone is in his right hand, in the close up it is in his left had without adequate time to change the hand the phone is in. See more »


Jimmy Palmer: [to Ducky] It's just all this wedding planning stuff. It just has us on edge. She's having a hard time making decisions. I'm just trying to help. Everything I say... seems wrong. What should I do?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [Gibbs enters] Just give her what she wants.
Jimmy Palmer: I have no idea what that is.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Welcome to the rest of your life, Jim boy.
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References The Great Santini (1979) See more »

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