The Duck had a heart attack after hearing the news of the explosion at the headquarters of the NCIS; Palmer goes to him in Florida, then he returns alone to Washington. The building took heavy damage; several people died, and more, including McGee, sustained injuries; everyone on the Gibbs team survived. The PotUS orders all federal law-enforcement agencies to pursue Dearing with "extreme prejudice"; Fornell too takes part. Dearing meets a new friend, but that does not go as planned. Ziva points out a flaw. Another car explodes, but Dearing again eludes. The gang and others follow Dearing to a farmhouse in West Virginia, but they miss him by 20 minutes. Gibbs, on his own initiative but with Vance's consent, seeks Vance alone in a predictable place, and he finds him there, as Dearing has hoped and expected; Dearing welcomes Gibbs cordially, but he makes the bad mistake of pulling a pistol on Gibbs. Written by
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Plot hole: how did Harper Dearing know there would be a window in the FBI agent's bathroom so he could escape? Surely she didn't point it out to him from outside and he'd obviously never been there before since she just 'picked him up' off the street. See more
I know that look. That's the, stay-up-all-night-I-have-a-plan look.