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
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Abby makes a reference to Mercury being in retrograde. In astrology, Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel. So when the planet goes retrograde, which means that it looks like it's moving backwards in the sky, all those things also move backwards. Things start to get ugly as they tangle up. See more
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[rushing into the bullpen
Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
Sounds like Abby's had a breakthrough.