Two park rangers find the burned body of LCdr. Brad Sayers, a Navy test pilot on leave, on the site of a recent fire in a forest in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee sees evidence that Brad tried to fly a jetpack, and that it exploded. Gibbs places McGeek in charge. Palmer finds clues inside a dead squirrel, and Abby confirms them. Tony and Ziva interview a builder of jetpacks, and Ziva snaps a portrait; McGee learns about the builder's ex-wife, who's also the builder's top competitor; McGee questions the builder, then the builder's high-power lawyer shows up, starts talking, and keeps on talking. Ducky suggests an interesting alternate explanation, then Gibbs shows a piece of paper. The gang put the pieces together, and McGee brings in the bad guy by remote control. Gibbs notices the left hand of the lady lawyer; he concludes that someone else sent her there.
Did You Know?
When the NCIS team is looking at the "mug shot" for lawyer Allison Hart, it says in the fine print she works for a firm called "Wolfram, Hart", an in-joke by the writer no doubt. Jesse Stern, who used to be David Greenwalt's assistant on the series ANGEL, which featured an evil law firm of the same name, wrote this episode. See more
When discussing the propellants used by the jet-pack, McGee states that the use of Hydrogen Peroxide and Kerosene as fuels is highly unusual. This mix of fuels was used extensively by the British between 1955 and 1971 for a number of very successful rockets, culminating in the Black Arrow space launch vehicle. See more
Dr. Donald Mallard
McGee seems to have an instinct for this one. Perhaps baby bird is ready to leave the nest.
Heart Attack Machine
Written by Richard Wolf
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