Bait is the eighteenth episode in Season Three and also the sixty-fourth episode of the entire NCIS series.
NCIS are called in when the teenage son of a Major with the Marine States Corps arrives in school with a bomb strapped to his body and takes his classroom hostage with one simple demand: bring his mother to the classroom before sunset. But the investigation soon takes a turn when the team discover that she's dead, having seemingly drowned in a boating accident the year before and they soon begin to suspect that someone else is manipulating the youngster...
Kody Meyers arrives at his high school in a strange, distant mood and accidentally bumps into Joe Bennes who squares him up. Luckily, any possibility of a fight goes out the window when the bell is heard ringing, signalling the start of class which has all the students heading inside.
In the classroom, Kody meets Joe again as his classmates witness the exchange.
However, things take a turn when Kody unzips his jacket, revealing that he has a bomb strapped to his chest complete with a remote.
This has his classmates gasping and they're all stunned at what they see. One girl panics and leaves the classroom despite Kody's best efforts to get her back.
Kody then slams the door, telling them that no-one else is leaving.
It then cuts to Kody who looks very agitated.
- The movie that Ziva was trying to name, and DiNozzo apparently got the idea from was Speed.
- Tony tells Gibbs that Kate has the boy's mother in custody. Kate died at the end of the season two finale, "Twilight" after Ari Haswari shot her in the head. Kate's name was mentioned to let Gibbs know that the mother was dead.
- The green and white shirt Cynthia wears is the same shirt that Kate wore in the episode Lt. Jane Doe. Cynthia has a jacket on so you almost have to freeze the screen to see it.
- Fans might remember Michael Welch from his role of Young Jack O'Neill/Jack's Clone in the Canadian/American sci-fi series, "Stargate SG-1".
- Season Three Cast
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||An NCIS Special Agent in charge of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||The Senior Agent of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team and also the second-in-command.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perette||A Goth who is also the Chief Forensic Scientist and who also works for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||An NCIS Special Agent previously assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base who is now the Junior Agent of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Jennifer Shepard||Lauren Holly||The Director of NCIS who was also Gibbs's former girlfriend and partner.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||The Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||NCIS's Chief Medical Examiner.|
|Cynthia Summer||Stephanie Mello||Jenny's secretary.|
|Ken Meyers||Paul Schulze||Kody's father.|
|Kody Meyers||Michael Welch (actor)||Ken and Angela's son and a teenager who takes his classroom hostage after revealing that he has a bomb strapped to his chest.|
|Daniel Wise||Jade Carter||The SRT team leader.|
|Rico Caldas||Mauricio Mendoza||A Colombian and also a member of Carlos Mendez's drug gang.|
|Stephanie Phillips||Linsey Godfrey||Kody Myers's classmate.|
|Joe Bennes||Charles Duckworth||Kody Myers's classmate who was seen bullying the teenager at the beginning of the episode.|
|Nadia Harcourt||Alexandra Krosney||Kody Myers's classmate who suffers from asthma.|
|SRT Sniper||Chase Kim||An SRT sniper positioned on the rooftop of the school.|
|Angela Meyers||Ruth Zalduondo||Kody's mother.|