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A Navy captain dies by gunfire; Gibbs and company investigate; the gang meet Emma, a pregnant Marine first lieutenant, who says that she's the real target. The team figure out the pieces, and they deal with the problems and the bad guys.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Ziva David
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Leon Vance (credit only)
... Donald Mallard
... Jimmy Palmer
... Ed Slater
... Marine Lieutenant Emma Reynolds
... Veli Tupolev
... Breena Slater
... Deputy Billy McCormick
... DoD Liaison Klein
... Desk Clerk


On Christmas Eve two gunmen with silenced pistols kill a Navy captain in the doorway of a hotel room; Gibbs and company investigate; in the room Gibbs receives an unusual call on the landline telephone, which the gang pursue; Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva visit a mall and find Emma, the woman friend of the victim, who is a pregnant Marine first lieutenant, and who says that she's the real target. Meanwhile, back on the ranch, McGee and Abby figure out why attention turned to Emma and her unborn child; then a Russian bad guy turns up at the mall, but the gang and Barney Fife handle him. In the chat room Tony and McGee use an unconventional method by which to obtain answers. Gibbs, Ziva, and Emma have trouble with their car, and Emma has trouble of her own. Two more Russians show up, so Ziva looks after them while Gibbs looks after Emma and her child. Tony and McGee help. Everything works out. Palmer talks with his future father-in-law, and Tony talks with Gibbs. Written by DocRushing

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13 December 2011 (USA)  »

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At the end of this episode Tony goes to Gibbs house and talks about that when he joined NCIS he couldn't fill both cups, the one for family and the one for the job. He then ask Gibbs, "What if I can fill both now?" A few episodes earlier he faces his fear of being around young children by visiting a daycare center. A few months after this episode aired Michael Weatherly's wife gave birth to their baby girl. See more »


The Zip Code Tim's computer screen shows for Filmore, MD is the actual Zip Code for Emmitsburg, MD. See more »


Jimmy Palmer: Well, if you hadn't made that comment about her tattoos, we wouldn't be in time out. Six minutes left.
Ed Slater: You do know that there are jobs in the private sector that pay twice as much money, and still be home by 6, right?
Jimmy Palmer: Hadn't really thought about it.
Ed Slater: Well, maybe you start... and all I said was that girls with tattoos are easy. Everyone knows that.
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References A Christmas Carol (1908) See more »


Silent Night
Written by David Wilde/Patty Smyth
Performed by David Wilde/Patty Smyth
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