A Navy lieutenant, Callie, returns home from three days in San Diego on official business; her husband, Noah, is missing, and their house is in disarray; Gibbs and company investigate; McGoo finds an amputated finger inside a trash can. McGee and Abby make separate discoveries; Noah calls, McGee traces, and the gang find a bloody empty car; McGee traces the plates to a man in Roanoke, who recently lent the car to his younger brother, who has a criminal record. Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva find a staged "suicide", Duckman says that the "suicide" was not a suicide, and Abby shows that the tossed house was likewise staged. Tony and Ziva catch a bad girl, then Tony and Gibbs catch both a bus and a bad guy. Palmer asks Ducky to teach him more about forensic psychology. With the encouragement of Gibbs, Tony meets with the other two musketeers; Ziva speaks with Gibbs, who has known what's up; Gibbs tells her to go to Rome and to take Tony with her. Written by
Did You Know?
During examination of a severed finger, Ducky says, "The Romans believed that one should wear the wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand...yes, because a vein in that finger runs straight through to the heart. Vena amoris." As romantic as this traditional belief is, in this case it's proved wrong since all the fingers in the hand have a similar vein structure. See more
McGee states that the apartment is a studio, however, you can clearly see a doorway into a bedroom behind him. See more
[rushing into the bullpen
Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Sounds like Abby's had a breakthrough.