While on liberty in Baltimore, Maryland, two sailors of the US Navy find the body of a buddy, a boatswain's mate second-class, who died from a stab wound; the Baltimore PD soon finds a suspect, who is not only a mechanic at a nearby automotive shop but also a brother-in-law of Vance, the director of the NCIS; Gibbs and company investigate. McGee learns that a second sailor failed to return from liberty; Tony and Ziva meet another shipmate; Ducky says that the victim took part in a fight several hours before he died; Tony and Ziva meet also a girlfriend and yet another shipmate. McGee finds a lie, Gibbs pursues it, and Vance and Gibbs have a chat; Vance's wife shows much anger, but she gets over it. Abby produces good stuff, McGee gets a good tip, then Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva make a good bust. Abby solves the case, then Vance gets a confession, and Gibbs and Tony take the bad guy into custody. Vance learns how to play a game. Written by
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The victim is supposedly a sailor from a fictitious destroyer "DD-350 Hagen". The actual DD-350 was the destroyer USS Hull, launched in January 1934 and foundered in a storm December 18, 1944. There has never been a USS Hagen, and the ship shown in the establishing shot before they interview the victim's shipmates is in fact not a destroyer but the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62), now a museum ship in Camden, New Jersey. See more
They show an aerial shot of the Philadelphia Ship Yard. In the episode they aren't anywhere near Philly. See more