The team is now certain that Harper Dearing instigated the explosions but finds him elusive. He manages to kidnap director Vance and lock him in a tomb with a Junior officer who died in the same avoidable accident as Dearing's late son. It turns out he was also involved in bullying junior, the root motive for Dearing's latest terror acts, the latest of which is against a retired NCCIS officer. Psy Ops Samantha Ryan's adolescent son Parker is shown a potential target but spared. Gibbs makes a vague deal with life-jailed secret fleet hit-man Jonathan Cole, presumably Dearing's most likely desired ally. He accepts to lure the fiend, but even that was anticipated and a last gruesome bomb crime can't be prevented. Meanwhile Jimmy ponders collegial loyalty and marriage plans. Written by
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