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Shell Shock: Part I 

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Two Marine officers return from Afghanistan after an ambush; one night one of them dies in a fistfight in an alley in Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate. The gang see a familiar face but do not yet find the person. [Continued.]

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Two Marine officers (a captain and a first lieutenant, close friends since childhood) have returned from Afghanistan after an ambush on their outfit; one night during a fistfight in an alley in Washington, DC, Michael, the lieutenant, dies; Gibbs and company investigate; they find and talk with Joe, the captain, who appears to have become shell-shocked. The gang learn that Joe received an honorable medical discharge eight months ago. Abby reconstructs the fight, and she finds an inconsistency; Gibbs talks again with Joe, who becomes confused and agitated. McGee and Abby identify the puncher, Kersey, who gives Gibbs a different account of the fight; Gibbs and Tony again find Joe, who says that he needs help; Gibbs helps him to get help. Then McGee shows a familiar face among a group of native rebels about the time of the ambush. Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva visit the suspect's home, where they find evidence; Gibbs tells the others to find him. [To be continued.] Written by DocRushing

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At one point Tony compares Kersey with John Walker Lindh, who is a turncoat citizen of the USA, whom a federal grand jury indicted on 10 charges related to his having collaborated with the Al Queda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and who made a plea bargain in a federal court which called for his imprisonment for 20 years without parole. He's now behind bars at a federal maximum-security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. See more »

Goofs

When Gibbs is in interrogation, he moves two pictures depicting US Marines with his hands, so that the pictures are above the image of the deceased Marine - Michael Torres. Subsequently, the camera focuses on Capitain Joe Westcott, and then turns back to Gibbs. At this time, the two pictures of the Marines are not above the other one, but rather on the other side of Gibbs' folder. See more »

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Marine First Lieutenant Michael Torres: Let's move. Move. Joe!
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References Play Misty for Me (1971) See more »

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