Tony and Ziva become personally and intensely engaged in their next assignment, an undercover one partly under the covers. The Marine Corps CID in Kuwait has found incriminating documents among the personal effects of two Canadian assassins who died in a car wreck. The documents suggest a plan for the killers to target one or more high officials at the annual Marine Corps birthday ball in Washington, DC, so the NCIS investigates. Gibbs and McGee find that two bad guys are good guys, then Gibbs and Fornell again discuss a problem in their usual conference room. Abby and Chip provide much data, then the team figure out everything and extract Tony and Ziva. Gibbs celebrates his birthday alone.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of this episode, Ducky is called in for an autopsy and complains about having to miss the ballet Gisele. One of the guest stars in that episode, Phillip Rhys
, is the grandson of Janine Klotza, a Parisian ballet dancer who reportedly performed in all the major ballets except Gisele. See more
The ink of the supposedly tattooed infinity marks on the Ranier's ring fingers have run into the lines in their skin. This is what happens when you use a felt tip or a ball pen. Tattooed ink on the other hand is pricked into the dermis and doesn't run. See more
[to Tony, who is fast asleep
Jean-Paul... my little furry bear?
[pours water in his ear
[leaps to his feet in his underwear
I'm in position, Boss!
After the freeze frame to end the episode, SEMPER FI to Marines Everywhere appears, then they roll the credits. See more
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
, Carla Helmbrecht, vocal
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters See more