A Navy chief petty officer, Frank, dies of a slashed throat in his home; he worked with a highly classified technology with applications to submarines; Callen and company investigate. Frank's wife split and took their baby a month ago. Frank also worked with submarine technology before he enlisted; his patents in that field made him financially secure. From Washington, DC, Director Vance sends Abby, the punk-gothic lab techie, who has a unique theory that Frank was a victim of a serial killer, whom Abby calls The Phantom. G and Sam find the widow and her boyfriend, the latter of whom takes a short bike ride. Abby and Eric click, they go out on a date, and she disappears. G, Sam, and Kensi go undercover and put on quite a show; Eric sees Abby on video, then G and Sam see her in person; Sam mans a fire hose, and G zaps The Phantom. Abby solves 15 murders in as many hours; she next reports to Gibbs and McGee, who're on their way to rescue her.
Did You Know?
Abbey Sciuto, performed by 'Pauley Perrete', is currently the only character that has appeared in JAG and subsequent spin offs. She appeared in "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" in JAG, stars in NCIS. Now she's appears in "Random on Purpose." See more
The victim is a CPO (Chief Petty Officer) that enlisted after 9/11. It would take at least 15 years to reach this rank, even on the fast track. As a degree'd engineer in sub technology, he would have been commissioned and probably be a full commander (O-5) at this point. See more
Special Agent Sam Hanna
Flagstaff PD found footprints in the dust. Same size. Same pattern. Abby's right. The Phantom's real.
Special Agent Kensi Blye
My god. I am buying that woman a beer.
Special Agent G. Callen
I'll buy her a brewery. But I still need to know why McKellon.